The Colonial Chair is a beautiful, easy chair with a simple and refine expression. Despite the chair´s slim and elegant dimensions, the chair is very stable. It is ideal in rooms where flexibility and lightness is desired. It has an elegant and timeless expression with it’s visible solid wood frame and softly rounded cushions providing great comfort. The seat is made of hand woven cane and can be removed from the frame of the chair and replaced if so needed. The cushions consist of cold foam and can be upholstered in fabric or leather upon request. The cushions are turn-able in fabric - but not in leather.
- Solid wood frame:
- Upholstered cushions
- Width: 65 cm / 25.5 inch
- Depth: 68 cm / 26.8 inch
- Height: 85 cm / 35.5 inch
- Seat Height: 46 cm / 18.1 inch
Passionate craftsmanship means many things to different people. To Carl Hansen it means everything. It has been so ever since 1908 when Carl Hansen founded his company on a strong belief: outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production could go hand-in-hand to provide customers with high-quality furniture at a reasonable price. Today they continue to build on this simple but strong idea, combining traditional woodworking techniques with the latest technology to produce furniture of lasting value.
Carl Hansen & Son OW149 Colonial Chair Designed by:
- Anna Castelli Ferrieri , 1949
Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Italy, 1918 - 2006
“It is not true that what is useful is beautiful. It is what is beautiful that is useful. Beauty can improve people’s way of life and thinking.” - Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Trained as an architect in Milan, Castelli Ferrieri, started designing for Kartell in 1966, after being chosen as the architect for their headquarters. Famous for its critical role in the introduction of plastic as an acceptable material into the consumer market, Kartell was founded by Anna's husband-to-be, Guilio Castelli. At Kartell, experimenting with different kinds of plastic, she designed many innovative objects including the Componibili stackable container elements made of ABS plastic, and the Castelli Ferrieri 4822/44 stool that was the first successful combination of metal and polyurethane at Kartell.
For her beautiful and useful designs, Anna Castelli Ferrieri won numerous design awards, including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro, but the fact that most of her pieces are still in production speaks the highest praise.