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Creating from History

The inherent quality of the material The chest is made in Kalmar Pine and characterized by a very harmonious exterior with vertical, displaced pieces of wood, that create a beautiful contrasting effect of light and shadow. This structure continues on the lid where it merges into a refined interlaced structure – a feature that is also present when you open...
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Summer in Paris

The Paris gallery, at 53bis Quai des Grands Augustins, on the left bank of the Seine is open throughout July. The current exhibition shows a curated selection of Nordic design displayed with pieces from the Halfway Round collection designed by Michael Anastassiades for Dansk Møbelkunst.
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Clean lines

Poul Kjærholm’s design is characterized by an understated elegance, clean lines and a remarkable attention to detail. Supple and flexible, his designs occupy a room with a natural dignity. Kjærholm was a master at making a lengthy and difficult design process appear effortless fresh and direct in the finished piece of furniture; as if he had just pulled it out...
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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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