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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This year Carl Petersen’s beautiful building for Faaborg Museum turns a hundred years old. It was for this building Kaare Klint designed the Faaborg chair, renowned as Denmark’s first modern design classic. The building, however, is a masterpiece in itself; a principal work of early 20th century Danish Classicism and definitely worth a visit. The […]
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Alvar Aalto, Poul Kjærholm, Anna Thommesen, Kaare Klint and Anders Bruno Liljefors.
Arne Jacobsen / The Ox-chair
Only a few architects, if any, have succeeded in creating such an all-encompassing and thoroughly controlled body of work as the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen represents a unique blend of design and architecture; he did not see any differences between the two fields, but continually created total environments in which architecture and furnishing were […]