1903 — 1985
A student of Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher was a leading figure in the design movement, and took over Klint’s post at the academy, teaching through 1973. Like his mentor, Wanscher cited an eclectic array of influences – from furniture of 18th century Britain to that of Ancient Egypt – leading to his so-called Egyptian Stool of 1960. With an emphasis on the demands of mass-production, he is perhaps best known for his teak easy chair of 1951. He would later publish a 5,000-year history of furniture.