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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One of our favourite books in the gallery is Gorm Harkær’s two-volume monograph Kaare Klint, published in 2010. The book is the definitive reference on Klint, providing a comprehensive presentation of his work and method; the history of each project, its context and the important legacy he left behind. Based on years of research the […]
Gunnel Nyman / Serpentine
Gunnel Nyman was one of the pioneers of Finnish glass design. She began her career in the 1930s and continued until her early death in 1948 – at a time when Finnish glass design was on the verge of becoming world famous. Nyman studied at the Central School of Applied Arts, graduating as a furniture […]
Wegner / Sawbench chair
Hans J. Wegner designed a number of chairs and easy chairs with the same basic constructional principles; an A-shaped frame with diagonal legs and a slightly tilted seat and back. The design is closely related to his folding chair but fixed in an open position. Wegner called them sawbench chairs because their construction resembled the […]