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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Børge Mogensen / Table
Børge Mogensen started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934. In 1936 he went on to study at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts and in 1942 he graduated as an architect from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. During his time of study the young Børge Mogensen developed a close partnership with his […]
Wegner / Rare easy chair
Hans J. Wegner had a lifelong passion for wood and remained true to the material throughout his career. He did, however, also downplay its presence from time to time and this rare easy chair from 1953 is an example, where the wooden construction is hidden rather than accentuated as we often see it in Wegner’s […]
Finn Juhl’s house
If you are visiting Copenhagen this summer, Finn Juhl’s house in Ordrup is worth a visit. Juhl built the house in 1942, very close to the museum Ordrupgaard and today the house is a permanent part of the museum. The house represents Juhl’s refined interdisciplinary approach right down to the smallest detail. Juhl built the […]