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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These days we are preparing a new exhibition, celebrating the centenary of Hans J. Wegner. The exhibition opens in our Paris gallery September 12.
Aalto / Glass
Finland’s best-known architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto is equally renowned for his glass designs. Aalto’s celebrated Savoy vase was originally designed in 1936 as part of the sketch series “Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa” (the eskimo woman’s leather pants), with which he won a competition organized by Karhula glassworks. The inspiration behind the series is said to […]
It is often said about the Danish furniture architect Poul Kjærholm, that he did not know how to compromise. His goal was the fully complete, the perfect and definitive. His minimalistic approach can be read as a kind of essentialism. He wanted to make furniture that was devoid of style, and he envisioned each model […]