Vilhelm Lauritzen, Seating
Pair of orchestra chairs for musicians by Vilhelm LauritzenThis pair of orchestra chairs was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) for musicians to be seated comfortably in the concert hall inside 'Radiohuset' (The Radio Building) - the now former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR. Vilhelm Lauritzen designed Radiohuset from 1935 to 1945 when it was officially opened. It was a time when radio was a new and exciting form of technology that gave the people an experience out of the ordinary, and therefore when it came to the designing the interior of Radiohuset that too had to be out of the ordinary. Very exclusive materials were used and everything was custom made. A young Finn Juhl was also part of the project as he worked for V. Lauritzen at the time. The frame of the chairs is solid oak and they are upholstered with light wool fabric. Their legs swirl elegantly down to the brass feet. Both seat and backrest of the chairs are adjustable to suit specific needs for comfort. The chairs are not only suitable for musicians, also creative artist such as painters and writers could benefit from them. The chairs artistic design would furthermore add elegance to most locations.
H. 82 cm. (32,3")
W. 42 cm. (16,5")
D. 51 cm. (20")
Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Seating
Sculptural 3-legged armchair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen
This sculptural 3-legged armchair was designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen (1919-1989) in 1956.
The legs are of oak and armrest of teak. The seat and back is upholstered in original patinated leather (vinyl).
The modelnumber is 308.
Executed by Mogens Kold, Denmark in the 1950s.
H. 72 cm. (29,5")
W. 65 cm. (25,5")
Seating height. 45 cm. (17,7")
Poul Hundevad, Tables
Rare teak sewing chest with rosewood details by Poul HundevadThis rare sewing chest of teak with rosewood details and brass fittings has legs of oak. It is model number 15 and was designed ca. in the 1950. The chest was executed by Poul Hundevad (1917-2011). Literature: Dansk Kunsthåndværk årg. 1952 no. 12. H. 63 cm. (24,8") L. 64 cm. (25,2") W. 41 cm. (16,1")
Grete Jalk, Seating
Pair of rare side chairs in fumed oak by Grete JalkThis rarely seen pair of side chairs (model 3-1) in slightly fumed oak with curvy seats was designed ca. 1956 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006). It is one of Grete Jalk’s first designs with bent wood. During the 1950s a number of designers began exploring the possibilities of moulding sheets of veneer into gently curved shapes. Charles and Ray Eames, Wegner, Alvar Aalto and Grete Jalk were among the those whom began bending the rules of nature. Around the time when these side chairs were designed, Jalk also designed her more famous and much more complex bent GJ Chair, but it was years later in the early 1960s that it was set in limited production by P. Jeppesen møbelfabrik These side chairs were executed by P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik, Danmark in the late 1950s. One of the side chairs has a paper label from the manufacturer. Both chairs are stamped are with ‘DANISH Furnituremakers CONTROL’. Jalk collaborated a great deal with P. Jeppesen Møbelfabrik founded by Poul Jeppesen. The factory later became PJ Furniture and also executed designs from modern masters like Ole Wanscher, Arne Hovmand-Olsen and Vilhelm Wohlert. The company is today owned by Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark. Literature: Mobilia 1957 H. 75 cm. (29,5") W. 54 cm. (21,3") Seating H. 48 cm. (18,9)
Magnus Læssoe Stephensen, Seating
Oak rocking chair with seagrass seat by Magnus Læssøe StephensenThis rocking chair of patinated oak frame was designed by Magnus Læssøe Stephensen (1903-1984). The seat and backrest are with original woven seagrass. It was executed by cabinetmaker Clausen in Brørup, Denmark. ca. in the 1930s. Similar model presented at the exhibition "Købestævnet" in Fredericia, 1933. Literature: Nyt Tidsskrift for Kunstindustri No. 8, August 1933, ill. p. 117.
H. 70 cm. (27,5")
W. 57 cm. (22,44")
Sold products, Georg Kofoed
Round coffee table of patinated oak by Georg KofoedThis circular coffee table of patinated oak by Georg Kofoed (1872-1936) has a lower circular stretcher. It is mounted on oblique legs. The table was executed by Georg Kofoed, St. Kongensgade 27, Copenhagen. ca. in the 1940s. H. 50 cm. (20") W. 70 cm. (27,5")
Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Lighting
Rare cylindrical ceiling lamp by Uno & Östen KristianssonThis rare ceiling lamp (model 555) was designed in the 1950s and executed by Swedish mirror and lighting producer ‘Luxus’ in the town of Vittsjö. Luxus was founded in 1951 by brothers Uno (1925-2009) and Östen Kristiansson (1927-2003), after having learned the trade from their father, Evert Kristiansson. He ran Vittsjö Möbelfabrik AB and produced wooden furniture for Swedish luxury department store Nordiska Kompaniet as well as other renowned architects like Carl Malmsten. The frame and ceiling cup are in oak with opal plexiglass shade and diffusers on each end. The height is adjustable ca. 50-150 cm.
Nordiska Kompaniet, Lighting
Rare table lamp with painted brass shade for Nordiska KompanietThis rare table lamp was made for Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm. ca. in the 1930s. The shade of brass is painted in original green. The foot is of profiled oak and brass. The lamp is marked NK 29595 H. approx. 50 cm. (19,7 in.) W. approx. 36 cm. (14,2 in)
Kurt Østervig, Tables
Rare three-legged table with quarter sawn table top by Kurt ØstervigThis very rare three-legged coffee table designed by Kurt Østervig (1912-1986) has an impressive quarter sawn teak table top with raised edges. It has carved legs with cross-stretchers of patinated oak and elegant teak "shoes". It was designed and executed ca. 1952. The coffee table was executed by Jason Møbler in Ringsted, Denmark.
Nanna Ditzel, Seating
Very rare pair of velour upholstered chairs by Nanna DitzelThis very rare pair of chairs designed by Nanna Ditzel has sculptural armrests like tiny wings. The chairs have stained oak legs. Sides, seats and backs are upholstered with a yellowish velour. The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by master cabinetmaker Knud Willadsen, owner of Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik, Denmark. The chair model was exhibited at the Fredericia Furniture fair in 1955 at Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik's stand. Here it was presented as a desk chair together with Ditzel's more famous model 93 desk.
Kaare Klint, Tables
Oak trolley with removable tray top by Kaare KlintThis tea trolley of oak by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) has an underlying shelf and removable tray top. The handles and castors are of brass. The trolley was executed by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Copenhagen ca. 1945 and is marked. H. 63 cm. (24,8") L. 76 cm. (30") W. 47 cm. (18,5")
Danish cabinetmaker, Seating
Black midcentury sculptural sofa by Danish cabinetmakerThis free standing sculptural sofa from the 1940s - 1950s has round fore and hind legs of oak. The sofa is upholstered with patinated Napa leather. The back is fitted with buttons. H. 85 cm. (33,5") L. 140 cm. (55,1")
Sold products, Frits Henningsen
SOLD - Set of six chairs with Niger leather by Frits HenningsenThis set of six chairs by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) with profiled frames of oak has seats and backs upholstered with original patinated Niger leather. Backs fitted with brass nails. Executed in Denmark ca. in the 1930s. Seat height approx. 44 cm. (17,3") W. 48 cm. (18,9") L. 49 cm. (19,3")
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.