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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Happy birthday PK 22
This year one of Kjærholm’s most iconic chairs, the PK 22, will turn sixty. When the PK 22 was introduced in 1956 it was a born classic and became an immediate success both critically and commercially. The chair won the Grand Prix at the 1957 XI Triennale di Milano, and the following year Kjærholm won […]
Dans le détail
We are pleased to present a new exhibition in our Paris gallery; ‘Dans le Détail’. The exhibition focuses on the beautiful details in Danish handcrafted furniture made by some of the greatest cabinetmakers and architects in the 20th century. Furniture making in Denmark has a unique place in the design history with the collaboration between the cabinetmakers […]
Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921 – 2003) belongs to the Danish 20th Century designers who took a more playful and expressive approach to furniture design. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1945 and collaborated throughout his career with a number of Danish […]