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.
New on our blog:
The Copenhagen Collection
These days a wide selection of the pieces featured in our new catalogue is exhibited in our Paris gallery. The exhibition continues until August 1. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 11-19. We hope to see you there.
Vilhelm Lauritzen’s building for the National Broadcasting Cooperation
Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen was one of the pioneers of Functionalism in Denmark. In 1934 he was commissioned to design the new headquarters and concert hall for the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation, and the building, inaugurated in the years 1941-1945, emerged as an elegant and serene example of the new functionalistic architecture. Together with his young […]
Suenson / Desk
One of the highlights of our exhibition in Basel is this unique desk, designed by Danish architect Palle Suenson around 1940. Suenson was one of Denmark’s great, modernistic architects in the 20th century. His work covers a wide range, from single-family town houses to large-scale office buildings and public institutions. The often impressive volume and […]