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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Sideboard / Kaare Klint
Along with the Red Chair, Kaare Klint’s sideboard has often been described as a defining work of his career, condensing all of his principles and ideas into one object. Klint’s design is based on a relentless research, he never compromised. Every piece had to fulfil its right purpose and be absolutely clear in its construction, […]
Images from our current exhibition, Hans J. Wegner. The exhibition continues until 18 October in our Paris gallery. We look forward to seeing you there!
Design for the National Bank / Arne Jacobsen
Only a few architects, if any, have succeeded in creating such an all-encompassing and thoroughly controlled body of work as the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen represents a unique blend of design and architecture; he did not see any differences between the two fields, but continually created total environments in which architecture and furnishing are […]