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 on its way we are offering our 2-volume book-set on Danish Furniture Design at a reduced price of € 140, – normal price € 230. The offer includes free worldwide shipping. The English-language edition of Professor Arne Karlsen’s Danish furniture Design in the 20th Century was published by Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery and Christian […]
Wegner and Wirkkala
Table and chair by Hans J. Wegner, glass by Tapio Wirkkala…
A fiery, glowing ball of glass at the end of a blowpipe
The Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva (1926 – 2006) belongs to the pioneers of 20th century glass art. His work is characterized by bold and unconventional attitudes; a refined abstract idiom that reflects the fluxes of contemporary modernist art as well as the natural world and the Finnish countryside from where he drew inspiration. Sarpaneva graduated […]