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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.
  • Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits Henningsen
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    Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles

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    Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits Henningsen

    The so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table. Executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s. On top it has inlaid unique tiles depicting a fruit basket with decorative flowers. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery. The present model was exhibited in ‘Industriforeningen’, Copenhagen in 1933. Stand 12.

    Literature: 40 years of Danish furniture design : the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966 ; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar : Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966 / Jalk, Grethe . – Tåstrup, 1987, Bd. 1, s. 156-157.

    H. 53 cm. (21") L. 71 cm. (28") W. 55 cm. (21,5")
  • 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”)
  • Foldable games table of rosewood for Illums Bolighus
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    Foldable games table of rosewood

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    Foldable games table of rosewood for Illums Bolighus

    This elegant games table of rosewood folds to half/double size. It has a tabletop with decorative blue toned tiles in the corners and brass fittings. The table was executed ca. in the 1950-1960s. for luxury department store Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has the tag of ILLUMS BOLIGHUS KØBENHAVN on the back. H. 74 cm. (29,2") L. 42/84 cm.  (16,5"/33") W. 85 cm. (33,5")
  • Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table with hand coloured tiles by Frits Henningsen
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    Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table

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    Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table by Frits Henningsen

    This Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) ca. in the 1930s. The table top is decorated with unique tiles depicting Chinese Fenghuang birds also called the August rooster - a positive symbol of high virtue and grace. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery. Exhibited: The present model was exhibited in ‘Industriforeningen’, Copenhagen in 1933. Stand 12.

    Literature: 40 years of Danish furniture design : the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966 ; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar : Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966 / Jalk, Grethe . - Tåstrup, 1987, Bd. 1, s. 156-157.

    H. 53 cm. (21") L. 71 cm. (28") W. 55 cm. (21,5)
  • 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”)