Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Seating
Rare and early easy chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen
This rare teak easy chair has a curvy seat and the back is upholstered with light fabric.Its armrests and buttons on the back are fitted with Niger leather. The chair was designed early in 1947 by Arne Hovmand-Olsen (1919-1989) and executed by J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik in Aarhus, Denmark. It was one of the very first easy chairs Mr. Hovmand-Olsen and Niels Otto Møller, the founder of J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik created together. And even one of the very first chairs that was executed at J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The two men were both still in their 20s and just starting out on what would become very successful careers for both of them. Towards the end of the 1930s Arne Hovmand-Olsen worked at Peder Olsen Sibast carpentry on the island of Funen (a carpentry that later would become the more well-known furniture manufacturer Sibast Furniture which produced designs for Arne Vodder). But Hovmand-Olsen had the desire to create furniture designs himself, so he enrolled at Technical Collage in Århus in 1941. A few years later towards the end of WW2, having finished his studies the young Hovmand-Olsen met Niels Otto Møller at the Trade Fair in Fredericia. N. O. Møller had recently set up production facilities and shop in Århus (where Hovmand had studied and resided) and was looking to expand his furniture production. This chair became one of their first collaborations, if not the first. Literature: Møbelhandleren. No. 6, 1947. Illustrated and mentioned p. 17.
H. 56 cm. (22")
W. 52 cm. (20,5")D. 72 cm. (28,5")
Seating height 37 cm. (14,6")
Sold products, Jacob Kjær
Very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany by Jacob KjærThree very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany were designed in 1938 and executed by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957). Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ 12th Guild exhibition’, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, stand 64, Sep. 15. – Oct. 2. 1938. Literature: Grete Jalk, ed., 40 years of Danish furniture design: the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, Volume 2, pp. 52-53, ill. p. 53. H. 49,5-53 cm. (20") L. 46-53 cm. (20") W. 33-37 cm. (13,5")
Poul Kjærholm, Tables
Unique dining table in oak by Poul KjærholmThis unique dining table in oak was both designed and executed by Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) in 1949. The table top has rounded edges and is on round legs. There are two extra leaves included. This is one of the earliest pieces by Poul Kjærholm and one of the very few pieces he both designed and executed himself. .
In 1949, after having completed his training to become a cabinetmaker at Th. Grønbech, Poul Kjærholm was employed by master cabinetmaker Uhrskov in Hjørring, Denmark. And it was there he in March of that year was asked to design and manufacture a wedding gift for Uhrskov’s sister-in-law. The gift became the above mentioned dining table and a cabinet.Provenance: By descent in the family of cabinetmaker Uhrskov. Original sketch signed by Poul Kjærholm in March 1949, comes with the table
H. 72,5 cm.
L. 130/190 cm.
W. 85 cm.