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″)
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 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”)
Three legged side table in Brazilian rosewood by William Watting
This three legged side table in Brazilian Rosewood has three stretchers below joining at the center.
The table was made ca. in the 1940s by William Watting.
Watting was an American architect, who had a fine furniture store in Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He designed end executed pieces himself as well as sold other high quality modern furniture.
Literature: Advertised in "Nyt tidsskrift for kunstindustri", 1947.
H. 54 cm. (21,2”)
Teak nesting tables with rosewood details by Helge Vestergaard Jensen
These teak nesting tables with rosewood details was designed by Helge Vestergaard Jensen (1917-1987).
The legs and frame is teak with visible mortise and tenon joints of rosewood at the corners of the table tops. The top is covered with black formica.
The model number is 705 was designed in 1961 and executed by Jason Møbler, Ringsted, Denmark.
Literature: Mobilia 1961
W. 38 cm. (15")
L. 54 cm. (21,3")
H. 46 cm. (18,1")
Rare three-legged table with quarter sawn table top by Kurt Østervig
This 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.