Rare bamboo and rattan furniture set by Flemming Lassen
This important bamboo and rattan furniture set by architect Flemming Lassen (1902-1984) consists of a unique two-seater sofa and three easy chairs.
The circular coffee table, top and shelf of raw glass by architect Jørgen Rohweder (1904-1994).
Original cushions included, upholstered with green striped “Capsella”fabric designed by Danish textile artist Helga Foghs (1902-1974).
The lounge chairs are model umber 340 and they were designed in 1940 and exhibited at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1940.
These examples manufactured 1940 by E.V.A. Nissen & Co.
LITERATURE: Sigvard Bernadotte & Johs. Lehm-Laursen,Moderne Dansk Boligkunst, 1947, Vol 2, p. 184.
Sketch drawning courtesy of the Danish National Art Library.
L. 129 cm.
H. 58,5 cm. Diam. 67 cm.
This astonishing profiled Brazilian rosewood coffee/side table with underlying shelf by Danish master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957) was designed ca. 1935.
It was executed by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, Denmark, approx. 1930-1940s.
Very large dark grey stoneware vase with soft blue hints by Günther Praschak
This very large stoneware vase by Austrian potter Günther Praschak (1940-2015) has a dark brown, almost black glaze with blue hints, rounded corners and a lipped opening.
The 41 cm tall and 18 cm wide vase was executed in the late 1960s in limited edition by Knabstrup Keramik, Denmark.
It is signed with the artist's monogram and stamped by Knabstrup.
Günther Praschak was born in Vienna in 1940 and became a trained ceramist in the same city in 1963. The year after he travelled to Denmark and was hired at Knabstrup Keramik. Whilst there he worked closely with the artistic leader Johannes Hansen and the German ceramist Dietlinde Hein.
Praschak returned to Austria in 1970 and became a tutor at the art academy in Linz. From 1973 to 2004 he was a professor at Universität für Künstlerische und Industrielle Gestaltung in Linz.
Unique chair bench with woven canvas seat by Jørgen Gammelgaard
This unique chair bench by Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938-1991) was made as a prototype for The Royal National Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark ca. 1983 when architects Eva and Nils Koppel decorated the new actors foyer as part of the extension at Kgs. Nytorv.
It has a frame of maple with a black-lacquered back piece and a long seat with woven canvas.
The idea was to create a piece of furniture for actors and ballet dancers to both sit and stretch during rehearsal- or performance-breaks.
The hand-built prototype was never produced in numbers.
In the late 1950s Jørgen Gammelgaard worked as a cabinetmaker with A. J. Iversen before studying at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, where he worked under architects Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher.
Literature: 'Jørgen Gammelgaard' by Per Mollerup, 1995