Dansk Møbelkunst gallery specializes in rare, original works of Danish furniture that were created during 1920-70, when a circle of craftsmen, architects and designers erased the distinction between works of art and functional equipment for everyday life. Established by Ole Høstbo in 1992, Dansk Møbelkunst takes its name from the Danish word for Furniture Art, a term that is rooted in the handicraft tradition and signifies a synthesis of aesthetics, utility and craftsmanship. During the twentieth century, møbelkunst evolved from the reproduction of historical styles to the creation of truly modern furniture that relied on beautiful materials, rather than applied decoration, and finely-crafted details for its aesthetic value. The gallery's expertise encompasses both handcrafted masterpieces and iconic works of industrial design.
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With Christmas just around the corner we have a few ideas of what to get your loved ones… In Dansk Møbelkunst’s webshop we offer a wide selection of fine publications, illustrated catalogues and books about Danish Furniture Art. In connection with our gallery exhibitions we have produced catalogues on the work of Kaare Klint + Poul Kjærholm […]
Alvar Aalto / Lighting
The Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto is recognized as one of the leading figures in the field of 20th Century Modernism. Like his Danish colleague Arne Jacobsen, Aalto combined architecture and design and his work covers a wide span; from large-scale architectural projects, furniture design and light fittings to glassware, textiles and jewellery. In this post we will focus on his lamps.
Snapshots from our current exhibition at the Copenhagen design fair THE TIME IS NOW.