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  • Large colourful coffee table with tiles designed by Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen on blue background tiles
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    Unique colourful coffee table with tiles

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    Unique colourful coffee table with tiles by Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen

    This 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.
  • Rare table with decorative tiles on top and brass legs by Bjørn Wiinblad on blue
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    Rare table with decorative tiles on top and brass legs

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    Rare table with decorative tiles on top and brass legs by Bjørn Wiinblad

    This square table by Danish multi-artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) has a total of no less than 196 handpainted tiles on top. The tabletop frame is made from wenge and the legs are brass. It was designed and executed in 1960 for luxury department store Illums Bolighus. Bjørn Wiinblad was one of Danmark’s the most versatile and successful artist ever. He applied his creativity to ever so many materials - ceramics, glass, porcelain, paper, and when creating furniture often added precious woods and metals. The table is signed by Wiinblad and it has a plaque from Illums Bolighus under tabletop. H. 49 cm. (19,3") W. 73,5 (29”) x 73,5 (29”)
  • Rare coffee table with 21 decorative tiles by Bjørn Wiinblad
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    Rare coffee table with 21 decorative tiles

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    Rare coffee table with 21 decorative tiles by Bjørn Wiinblad

    This rare coffee table designed by Danish multi-artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) has 21 decorative hand-painted tiles on top. The tabletop frame is of Brazilian rosewood. Legs are made in bronze. The table was made in the early 1960s for luxury department store Illum Bolighus. It has a plaque from Illum Bolighus under the tabletop. H. 49,5 cm. (19,5”) L. 94 cm. (37”) W. 42 cm. (16,5”)
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    Set of eight mahogany dining chairs

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    Set of eight mahogany dining chairs by Ole Wanscher

    This set of eight dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in mahogany. Back of the chairs have cross-bars and the seats are upholstered with black fabric. These chairs were executed ca. in the 1950s for luxury department store Illums Bolighus. The have metal tags: ILLUMS BOLIGHUS KØBENHAVN. H. 85 cm. (33,5") Seating height 44 cm. (17,3")   A matching elliptical dining table with extension and two extra leaves is also available. Photos of the table available on request. H. 74 cm. (29") L. 183/241/299 cm. (72"/95"/118")
  • Set of six rosewood dining chair by Ole Wanscher on blue background
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    Set of six rosewood dining chairs

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    Set of six rosewood dining chairs by Ole Wanscher

    This set of six dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in rosewood. These chairs have seats upholstered with black horsehair and details of black leather. They were designed in 1942. The chairs were manufactured and labeled by Slagelse Møbelværk for Danish luxury department store Illum’s Bolighus. H. 75 cm. W. 45 cm. D. 45 cm. Literature: Illums Bolighus, catalogue circa 1960.