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Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery specializes in rare, original works of Danish furniture that were created during 1920-70, when a circle of craftsmen, architects and designers erased the distinction between works of art and functional equipment for everyday life.

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In search of the perfect light

PH. You do not need more information other than these renowned initials to recognize the celebrated trademark of Danish architect and lighting designer Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), a man who played a crucial role in the evolution of lighting design. Poul Henningsen was a prominent figure of his time – not just in the world of design, but he also achieved...
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A perfect match

Finn Juhl (1912-1989) is indisputably one of the most innovative furniture designers of the 20th Century.  In the 1940s he broke with the established furniture tradition and designed several expressive and sculptural creations that regenerated Danish furniture design and paved the way for the international recognition of modernist Danish furniture. Juhl initially wanted to study art history, but eventually enrolled...
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Lasting relations

It is not possible to discuss the design of Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) without equally mentioning master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. A distinctive feature of furniture making in Denmark in the 20th Century was the close collaboration between architects and craftsmen - Wegner and Johannes Hansen enjoyed one of the most fruitful collaborations of the period. Johannes Hansen (1886-1961) was an...
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Finnish finesse

Finnish designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) originally trained as a blacksmith and continued his studies at the Helsinki University of Industrial Arts from where he graduated in 1917. Straight out of school, Tynell co-founded Taito Oy in 1918 – a company that was to become instrumental in the production of light fixtures in Finland in the early 20th Century. As advances...
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