Tove og Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Tables
Teak table with contrasting birch details by Tove og Edvard Kindt-Larsen
This coffee table was designed by Danish architects husband and wife Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for the Swedish furniture manufacturer Säffle Möbelfabrik.It is made from solid teak. The table top has raised edges and decorative contrasting birch splines that are made visible at both ends of the table. This example was designed and executed approx. 1961. Table is stamped by maker. Literature: Mobilia 1961.
Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen, Tables
Unique colourful coffee table with tiles by Johannes Aasbjerg AndersenThis large colourful coffee table was designed by Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen (1921-2006) in the 1950s. It was executed by Aasbjerg & Ørtoft by special commission in 1965. The table has 24 decorative and unique handmade enamel tiles on top. And the tabletop frame is of solid Brazilian rosewood. The legs are black lacquered steel with solid Brazilian rosewood feet. One of the tiles on top is signed by hand and dated 1965. Aasbjerg & Ørtoft was founded by Johannes and his brother Harry Ørtoft after the Second World War. They were both cabinetmakers but Johannes furthermore the designer and salesman. They started out producing bespoke pieces in the wealthy areas just north of Copenhagen, and later on when business was growing they began exporting to Europe and the USA. The black and white catalogue photos from Danish luxury department store Illum Bolighus showcase the table together with chairs by Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti. H. 48 cm. (19") L. 162 cm. (63,8") W. 62 cm. (24,5") Literature: Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1959, pp. 12 and 22. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Frontpage picture of the commercial catalogue for the 1960 Luxury main exhibition catalogue. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1965. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1959, p. 22. Exhibited together with supplementary important design pieces, for example Gio Ponti’s ’Distex’ armchair, model no. 807 and armchair, model no. 803. Both armchairs designed circa 1954.
Ole Wanscher, Tables
Cuban mahogany console table with drawers by Ole WanscherThis large Cuban mahogany console table was designed by professor and architect Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). On the front is has four drawers with brass handles and fittings. It was executed in the 1950s by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark. In the early part of the 20th century Andreas J. Iversen (1888-1979) was one of the driving forces behind the idea that carpenters and architects should begin to collaborate. He firmly believed that all the knowledge architects had combined with the skills of trained carpenters would result in something extraordinary. And he was right. When the two groups lowered their guards, dropped their prejudices magic happened and the clean functional style of Danish Modern was born. Wanscher and Iversen collaborated throughout their careers with stunning results. The console table has the A. J. Iversen label on its underside and one brass key is included. H. 71 cm. (28") L. 122 cm. (48") D. 42,5 cm. (16,6")