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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TEFAF Art Symposium
We are very much looking forward to this year’s Art Symposium at TEFAF Maastricht: Addicted to Vintage: Trends in 2oth Century Design Leading international interior designers, design experts and journalist will discuss why the design market has exploded over the past ten years – as a new generation of collectors is placing equal value on […]
Mogens Koch / Library
Characterized by an elegant modesty, flexibility and functionality the storage system designed by Danish architect Mogens Koch (1898-1992) is one of the most refined examples of the humanistic approach that characterizes modernist Danish furniture design. The system was originally designed for Koch’s own home. He began the design in 1928, the first prototype was made […]
Fabricius & Kastholm
The Danish design duo Fabricius & Kastholm had a breakthrough in the 1960s with a range of furniture characterized by an uncompromising aesthetics; precision, clarity and a minimalistic methodology. Preben Fabricius (1931-1984) and Jørgen Kastholm (1931-2007) were both trained craftsmen and met during subsequent studies at the Copenhagen School of Interior Design in the mid-1950s. […]