Carl Hansen & Son aquired the exclusive rights to manufacture Carl Wanscher’s furniture from the Danish company P.J. Furniture, which will be gradually integrated into the Carl Hansen & Son Group. The Colonial Chair was originally designed by Ole Wanscher in 1949, but it wasn’t until the mid-50s that PJ Furniture started producing the chair.
Wanscher and PJ’s collaboration started via Gunnar Bratvold, Editor of Mobilia, the most influential furniture and design magazine at the time. He was bored of what he saw in his magazine and called many of the Danish architects up and asked if they had any new designs.