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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Finn Juhl was one of the leading designers of the 20th century. He was trained as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and became world-renowned for his organic, expressive and […]
Everyone’s favourite hotel room
The SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, opened 1960. It is considered the first designer hotel in the world. Renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen designed EVERYTHING, and made a complete Gesamtkunstwerk. Today many features have been replaced, but one of the rooms, the legendary Room 606, still […]
Kaare Klint is recognized as the founding father of Danish Modernism. As an architect, furniture designer and leading professor at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Klint established the principles of modern Danish furniture by combining a profound appreciation of traditional construction techniques with a modernist emphasis on […]