10/06/2008

Danish Dining Chairs


For the collector, Modernicus offers this magnificent set of six dining chairs designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen and manufactured by Søborg Møbelfabrik. This prolific design duo produced some of the most interesting and functional Danish furnishings of the 1950s. This chair design certainly falls under that category.

Taking design cues from the American Shaker movement and adding their own Danish sophistication, Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen have produced a chair that is elegant in proportion, retains a formal presence and is above all functional. Constructed of solid teak with a wound grass seating this design is particularly popular for its curved lipped back. Visible joinery adds interest to the design.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Wow really nice collection of dining chairs...