Words like delicate, elegant and orderly come to mind when describing the designs of Ole Wanscher (1903–1985). Wanscher was a student of Kaare Klint, and later followed in his footsteps as Professor at the Furniture School at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.
Like Klint, he was inspired by classical furniture, and he possessed a great interest in and knowledge about, not only English 18th century furniture, but also early Egyptian furniture. This influence is evident in “the Egyptian Stool” from 1960, a slight, delicate piece where luxurious materials and excellent craftsmanship is combined.
Although Ole Wanscher took great interest in industrially made furniture and designed several pieces with this in mind, his finest work were made in collaboration with master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen.