PUBLICATIONS

Beyond its commercial activities, Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery works to expand the appreciation of important Nordic furniture through publications and exhibitions. Dansk Møbelkunst has published the English-language edition of Arne Karlsen’s 2-volume book set, Danish Furniture Design in the 20th Century, the definitive reference on the subject. Since 1999, the gallery has also published a wide selection of illustrated catalogues available for purchase here

  • Danish Furniture Design in the 20th Century

    2 volume book-set

    100.00

    2 volume book-set with the complete history of Danish furniture design in the 20th Century written by Professor Arne Karlsen.

    The book covers the entire period, from the foundations laid by the “Klint School” in the 1920’s, through the “golden age” in the middle of the century which established so many of the great Danish furniture designers, and the legacy they left behind.

    Volume 1, 230 pages
    Volume 2, 334 pages

    Please contact us here to purchase
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  • Selected Nordic Design II

    2021

    28.00

    This publication highlights important pieces such as ceramic works by the renowned Finnish artist Birger Kaipiainen. An impressive chandelier from 1946 by the Danish artist Olaf Stæhr-Nielsen designed for restaurant Wivex in the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. A very rare Academy cabinet from The School of Architecture at the Royal Academy by Poul Kjærholm and several pieces by the Danish couple, Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ’The early pioneers paved the way for the international breakthrough of Danish designers such as Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm in the mid-20th century. Finn Juhl was one of the seminal figures of the more organic variant of Modernism, and his close partnership with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder resulted in superb execution of his daring sculptural constructions and carefully designed details. ’

    The publication showcases important pieces by Finn Juhl, Kaare Klint, Poul Henningsen, Ib Kofod Larsen, Ejner Larsen & Axel bender Madsen and more.

    Text by Anne Krysiza Sørensen

    95 pages with texts in English

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

  • Selected Nordic Design

    2017

    28.00

    This publication highlights important pieces such as Palle Suenson´s lighting fixtures for Aarhus Oil Factory A/S, c. 1940. Finn Juhl’s iconic easy chair from 1945 by Master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. A unique prototype coffee table by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen, 1952 and a beautiful side chair by Peder Moos in Brazilian rosewood.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ’20th century Nordic design is often described in terms of timelessness. It possesses an ageless beauty and quality that continue to arouse our admiration and fit into our contemporary lifestyle. Yet, the pieces came out of a very time-specific cultural movement, an era that manifested itself in history.’

    The publication showcases important pieces by Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Barbro Nilsson, Hans J. Wegner, Ejner Larsen & Axel bender Madsen and more.

    Text by Anne Krysiza Sørensen

    87 pages with texts in English

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

    Published in 2017

  • The Copenhagen Collection

    2015

    28.00

    With this publication, we highlight important pieces such as Kaare Klint’s rare display cabinets, 1924, Vilhelm Lauritzen’s extraordinary furniture for The Royal Suits at the National Broadcasting House in Copenhagen, c. 1942, Poul Houl Henningsen’s utopian experiment of the Fluorescent lamp, 1959 and many more.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘20th century Scandinavian design developed with a focus on high quality craftsmanship and the well-being of the user. Combining regional craft traditions with a sophisticated understanding of modern thought and feeling, the leading figures of Nordic Modernism cultivated a fusion of function, comfort and carefully chosen materials – a practical beauty characterized by warm finishes and a connection to the natural world.’

    The publication showcases important pieces by Arne Jacobsen, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Henningsen, Hans J. Wegner and more.

    Text by Anne Krysiza Sørensen

    88 pages with texts in English

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

  • Made by Hand

    2013

    28.00

    With this publication, Dansk Møbelkunst highlights the works of Danish Cabinetmakers´ furniture and the evolution which evolved out of the handicraft tradition.

    “A piece of furniture is about respect – for the materials, the craftmanship and the user.” – Ivan Schlecter

    The publication showcases important pieces by Finn Juhl, Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Helge Vestergaard Jensen, Hans J. Wegner, Ole Wanscher and more.

    Introduction in English by Anne Krysiza Sørensen

    48 pages with texts in English.

    Size: 21 x 29,5 cm

  • The Anniversary Selection

    2012

    28.00

    The Anniversary Selection

    With this publication, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dansk Møbelkunst.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘Anniversaries are a cause for celebration, but also for reflection. As Dansk Møbelkunst marks its 20th anniversary, I find myself looking forward to the future, but also looking back with a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of great satisfaction and much gratitude.’

    The publication showcases important pieces by Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Peder Moos, Axel Salto and more.

    Introduction by Ole Høstbo and essay by Michael Sheridan

    81 pages with texts in English

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

  • Klint + Kjærholm

    2010

    28.00

    The catalogue was published in connection with the exhibition Klint + Kjærholm in our Zurich Gallery in 2010. The Catalogue showcases pieces by the two architects Kaare Klint and Poul Kjærholm and link between the two despite their different places in history.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘Born just two years after the creation of Klint´s Propeller stool in 1929, Poul Kjærholm would carry the torch of those same principles like no other designer. If Klint was an architect of space and furniture, then Poul Kjærholm was THE architect of furniture.’

    Introduction by Lee Mindel and essay by Michael Sheridan

    71 pages with texts in English

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

  • Hans J. Wegner

    2007

    28.00

    With this publication, Dansk Møbelkunst highlights a carefully curated selection of works by the renowned Danish furniture architect Hans J. Wegner.

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘Furniture cannot be judged by the eyes alone. We must use both our back and the palms of our hands, a test that Hans J. Wegner´s furniture, in particular, easily passes. For many people, Wegner´s furniture is an everyday implement that serves its purpose. In other words: a joy each day.’

    Introduction by Henrik Sten Møller

    63 pages with texts in English.

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

    2nd edition 2014

  • Danske Klassikere 1927-1964

    2005

    28.00

    Danish Furniture Design 1927-1964

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘A unique feature of furniture making in Denmark was the close collaboration that existed for a time between Copenhagen’s cabinetmakers and architects who also worked as furniture designers.

    But the renowned furniture exhibitions held by Copenhagen´s Cabinetmaker´s Guild between 1927 and 1968 were not intended specifically to promote collaboration between the two groups. They started out as ordinary sales exhibitions.’

    This publication showcases important pieces by Kaare Klint, Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Hans J. Wegner, Ole Wanscher and more.

    Introduction by Henrik Sten Møller

    48 pages with texts in Danish & English

    Pages 48

    Size: 21 x 29,5 cm

  • PH Lamper 1926-1962

    2004

    28.00
    PH Lamps 1926-1962

    An exclusive catalogue depicting the life’s work of Denmark’s most prominent and pioneering lamp designer. Beautiful images of many of Poul Henningsen’s early and rare lamps as well as some of the now well-known lamps such as the Artichoke and the PH5.

    Introduction by Steen Bo Andersen

    48 pages with texts in Danish and English.

    Size: 21 x 29,5 cm

  • Arne Jacobsen

    2002

    –  OUT OF PRINT –

    With this publication, Dansk Møbelkunst highlights the works of Arne Jacobsen. The catalogue is divided into four sections, each focusing on specific periods in Jacobsen’s career from his early period before and during the Second World War and all the way up until the early 1970’s.

    With a focus on rarities and collector’s items, this exclusive catalogue contains beautiful photos as well as several essays capturing the most significant pieces in his career.

    Introduction in English by Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum

    Essays by Marie-Louise Jensen, Michael Sheridan, Ole Høstbo and Maria Wettergren

    96 pages with texts in English.

    Size: 24,5 x 28 cm

  • Danske Klassikere 1925-1975

    2000

    –  OUT OF PRINT –

    Industrially Produced Classics 1925-1975

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘PARADOXES IN FURNITURE. Picasso once said about a chair, that its finest function is that it can’t be used. A paradox that sticks out a mile. And it is useful to think in paradoxes when you want to sweep the horizon of our recent history of furnituredesign. The best part of the industrially produced furniture grew from fine hand-made cabinetmaking.’

    This publication showcases important industrially produced pieces by Poul Henningsen, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm and more.

    Introduction by Henrik Sten Møller

    48 pages with texts in Danish and English.

    Size: 21 x 29,5 cm

  • Danske Klassikere 1930-1965

    1999

    –  OUT OF PRINT –

    Danish Furniture Design 1930-1965

    Excerpt from Publication.

    ‘What first and foremost characterizes Danish furniture design 1930-1965, is the unique collaborative effort, which took place between architects and cabinetmakers. The basis for this can be found at the Cabinetmakers Guild’s annual exhibition, where, from 1927 to 1966, fine craftmanship and visionary design were brought together.’

    This publication showcases important pieces by Kaare Klint, Einar Larsen and A. Bender Madsen, Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl, Peder Moos and more.

    96 pages with texts in Danish and English.

    Size: 21 x 29,5 cm