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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Museum tour 2.0
The Vitra Design Museum. Weil am Rhein, Germany, was founded 1989 by Rolf Fehlbaum and the building was designed by Frank Gehry. It is part of the Vitra Campus. Internationally acknowledged architects have designed buildings for various purposes here, from a fire station (Zaha Hadid), a […]
Snapshots from our Copenhagen showroom
The showroom in Copenhagen displays a selection of Nordic design. Among these pieces are an Ox chair by Hans J Wegner. It was designed for AP-stolen 1960. This piece is covered in canvas with leather piping. Next to the […]
Museum tour 1.0
Design Museum Denmark is showing several exhibitions over the summer. If you are spending time in Copenhagen, you should spend a couple of hours in the beautiful settings of the old baroque hospital turned museum by Kaare Klint (1926). The exhibition ‘Learning from Japan’ is described in an earlier blog post. It is a beautiful […]