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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New books / Finn Juhl and Børge Mogensen
This week the Danish publishing house Strandberg Publishing has released two new books on Danish design. One of them is Watercolours by Finn Juhl, with an introductory text by Director of Designmuseum Denmark, Anne-Louise Sommer. Watercolours were an integrated part of Finn Juhl’s design process throughout his career and the book presents more than 125 […]
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Easy chairs by Märta Blomstedt, designed for the lounge at Hotel Aulanko in 1939, screen PK 111 by Poul Kjærholm, designed 1956 and fluorescent lamp by Poul Henningsen, designed exclusively for the exhibition The House of Tomorrow in Copenhagen 1959.
Learning from Japan – II
One of the exhibited works at Designmuseum Denmark’s exhibition Learning from Japan is Grete Jalk’s shell chair, designed in 1963; a highly sculptural chair with dramatic and yet harmonious curves, seamless and light and with a clear resemblance to the Japanese tradition. Another designer whose work is on show is Poul Kjærholm. The minimalistic approach […]