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Early inspiration

Poul Henningsen (1894 – 1967) witnessed the bare electric bulb as only light source as a young child. This experience inspired him to find a solution to shield the bulb and the direct light from it. He gained his first experiences as a lamp constructor in 1916 – 1920 working for acquaintances. This led to work with light rays and...
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Celebrating Bauhaus

2019 marks the centenary of the Bauhaus. It was founded in Weimar, Germany, in 1919 as a collaboration between the different schools of arts and crafts. Significant architects as Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe led the school until it was closed by the Nazis in 1932. The centenary is currently celebrated at the Design Museum...
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Finn Juhl in Paris

Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of masterpieces designed by the renowned Danish architect Finn Juhl. This master of organic and innovative furniture is known as one of the leading designers of the 20th century. In the 1940s he broke with the established furniture tradition and designed a number of expressive and sculptural creations that regenerated Danish...
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Gothenburg Part II

The Stockholm Exhibition in 1930 became a turning point for Swedish architecture. Functionalism was exemplified and became a strong ideal for many Swedish architects. Erik Gunnar Asplund (1885 – 1940) was the leading architect of the exhibition. His early works were Nordic neo-classical, but later his works became signatures of the Nordic functionalism. The extension to the Gothenburg City Hall...
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TEFAF Maastricht 2019

This week TEFAF Maastricht 2019 opens and Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery looks forward to seeing you. The venue is open March 16 - 24 and the gallery shows a selection of Nordic design.
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The Chair

The chair determined Wegner’s international breakthrough and is even today his most iconic piece. That the Americans named it “The Chair” says it all: It is the perfect example of a well-designed, elegant armchair. It is simple, comfortable and very well made; an example of outstanding craftsmanship. There is nothing superfluous about it, no unnecessary details - instead Wegner drew...
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