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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From the beginning of her career in the early post war years, Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) experimented with new techniques and new materials such as fiberglass, foam and plywood, working in different disciplines such as furniture, jewelry, tableware, textiles and interior design. Nanna Ditzel initially trained as a cabinetmaker at The School of Arts […]
The Copenhagen showroom
Recently we redecorated the Copenhagen showroom. On display is beautiful original works by Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Poul Kjærholm, Bruno Mathsson, Peder Moos, Børge Mogensen and Jacob Kjær and sculptural lamps by Aage Porsbo, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen, Paavo Tynell and Halldor Gunnløgsson. If you’re in Copenhagen please stop by our showroom to have a closer look. […]
Bjørn Wiinblad (1918 – 2006) was a unique Danish artist and in all ways a joyful, colorful and playful craftsman. He had his breakthrough as an artist in Copenhagen in 1945, but Wiinblad differed from the simple and minimalistic Scandinavian design of his time. Wiinblad’s motto was “give people joy” which is reflected in his […]