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The Chieftain Chair

The Chieftain chair, designed for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1949, is regarded as one of Finn Juhl’s main accomplishments. The present example in teak and natural leather was made in close collaboration with the skilled craftsmen, cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Juhl found inspiration in the shapes of African tribal weapons and utilitarian objects, as well as in early Egyptian...
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Finding Beauty

Visiting Copenhagen this summer? Take time to visit the Royal Library, Den Sorte Diamant, which shows a retrospective exhibition of the late Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920 - 2013). The exhibition, Finding Beauty, presents the different parts of Helmer-Petersen’s oeuvre. Seven decades of photography, manifesting sublime elegance and great aesthetics. Helmer-Petersen photographed furniture as well, working with Ole Palsby. The...
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Vilhelm Lauritzen

Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894 - 1984) graduated as architect in 1921 and established his own office in 1928. Alongside his work with buildings as the first airport terminal in Copenhagen, the National Broadcasting House and the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, USA, he did several furniture and lighting design. Organic shapes are used in both furniture and lamps in a modulation...
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Danish architects

The Danish furniture designers Frits Schlegel, Finn Juhl, Mogens Lassen and Arne Jacobsen studied architecture and became architects. Later Finn Juhl described himself as architect and self-taught designer. In Gentofte, north of Copenhagen, these four villas by the above mentioned architects document the Danish Modernism. The Schlegel and Lassen villas are build in concrete -the villas by Juhl and Jacobsen...
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Lunch Break

In 1969 the interior designed by Verner Panton for the headquarters of Spiegel Publishing in Hamburg, Germany was inaugurated. When Spiegel in 2011 moved the interior of the canteen was donated to the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg. If you are travelling to Hamburg, go see -and imaging having lunch in the space designed by Verner Panton.  
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Barbro Nilsson

In 1919 Märta Måås-Fjetterström started her textiles workshop in the little town of Båstad, in the southwest of Sweden. She created designs for rugs and furnishing fabrics which were then woven by local women. Her most important source of inspiration was the Swedish countryside with its profusion of wild flowers and animals. In 1934, at the age of 61, she...
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