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Nordic inspiration

August 2, 2018

At Dansk Møbelkunst we specialize in rare, original works of Nordic 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. The gallery was 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. For exhibition updates, new acquisitions and even more inspiration follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Tambour doors on a Jacob Kjær desk from 1950