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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PH 4-shade pendant
Architect Poul Henningsen, or PH as he was known, has become synonymous with 20th-century Danish lighting design. Trained at the Copenhagen College of Technology, PH was a proficient inventor, a prolific writer, and a sharp critic of art, architecture and society. He grew up in the soft glow of the petroleum lamp. As electrical lighting gained […]
Easy chair / Wegner
The easy chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Getama in 1955 is an unusual and yet archetypical Wegner chair. Wegner is renowned for his organic and sculptural designs, often working the wood to its limits and relying on fine craftsmanship. He did however also experiment with other materials and the present chair is a […]
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and collaborators for another successful year full of activity with exhibitions in Paris, Maastricht and Basel. This year we celebrated the centenary of Hans J. Wegner with a special exhibition in our Paris gallery, just as we did a reprint of our Wegner catalogue. […]