If it’s popular – it will be copied. It was true then – and it’s true now. Over the past few years – and no doubt directly related to the website this blog belongs to – I am becoming increasingly fascinated with tell-tale signs a piece is genuine or fake. I hope this post will […]
The Seven Series chair was designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen – a follow up to his ‘Ant’ chair from 1952 – and like most of his work both these chairs were a result of a visionary designer famous for pushing the boundaries within existing manufacturing techniques as well as discovering new methods along the […]
Designed in 1949, The Chieftain chair is still one of Finn Juhl’s most sought after pieces. Rivalled only by the FJ 45. The Cheiftain chair is a fine example of Finn Juhl’s passion for aesthetics in his work.
Poul Kjærholm designed the PK22 in 1957 just two years after his graduation from The School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. The steel frame structure is indeed borrowed from the design of his graduation piece ‘The Element Chair’ (PK25). However for the The PK22 the steel structure was split into two components as a result of design […]
Designed in 1959 and inspired by the characteristic furniture typically found in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture, Børge Mogensen designed the Spanish Chair after a trip to Spain in 1958. True to the Danish design philosophy, he stripped back all intricate and ornate detail and focussed entirely on the necessary elements.
Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg chair – and Swan chair – in 1958 as part of a larger commission to design every aspect of The Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The chair features exclusively soft curves and no straight lines. It was made using a new technique that Arne Jacobsen was the first to adopt involving […]
One of the better-known and still very popular designs by Arne Jacobsen. He designed the Swan chair in 1958 along with The Egg Chair as part of a larger commission to design every aspect of the Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark.
A simple name for a simple design, according to the man himself. Although the rest of the world has celebrated this as one of Hans J Wegner’s most beautiful chair designs – he never quite understood what all the fuss was about. However it remains an icon for Danish woodworking and the Danish modern design […]
A timeless classic and perhaps one of the most recognizable armchairs by Hans J Wegner – one of the most prolific Danish mid-century modern furniture designers – in close competition with Arne Jacobsen and his ‘Egg Chair’. The Teddy Bear Chair is widely copied and often referred to as the Papa Bear chair as well […]
Ole Wanscher was a Danish furniture designer who went on to become one of the leading figures of the Scandinavian Design movement in the years when it gained international popularity. Ole Wanscher was a student of Kaare Klint, later following in his footsteps as professor at the Furniture School of the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.