The Most Iconic Pieces by Famous Danish Designers

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The Most Iconic Pieces by Famous Danish Designers-1 danish designers The Most Iconic Pieces by Famous Danish Designers danish designThe most iconic furniture and lighting designers from the late 19th and 20th century, and the names that you will recognize. Along with some brief historical facts and the iconic furniture and lighting pieces that are an influence for all types of designers across the world today. Here are nine famous Danish designers and, if you’re one of the fortunate, shop their original pieces!

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1. Arne Jacobsen

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1. Orange Egg Chair and Ottoman : $6,800 2. SAS Hotel ‘Giraffe’ Chairs, 1958 : $20,491.27 3. Swan Chair with Wooden Legs : Price Upon Request

Architect and designer Arne Jacobsen received his educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Jacobsen is best known for his furniture designs, specifically Ant, Series 7, The Egg and The Swan. He also designed textiles, wallpaper, and silverware until his death in 1971.

2. Finn Juhl

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1. Chieftain Chair : $10,245.63 2. Glove Cabinet, 1961 : $35,000 3. Poet Settee : $25,000

 

Finn Juhl was an industrial designer  besides being an architect and designer. He was popular in 40’s. He received his education at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Juhl was the first designer to introduce Danish Modern design to the United States. Juhl is best known for his furniture designs, specifically his Pelican chairs, Egyptian chairs, the Poet sofa and his 1949 Chieftain chair.

3. Hans Wegner

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1. Halyard Chair : Price Upon Request 2. Round Chair : $2,300.00 3. Paper Bear Chair : $13,660.84

Hans Wegner is known as the master of Danish chair design. His designs became internationally known and even made an appearance during the presidential debates televised in 1961 between Nixon and Kennedy. Hans J. Wegner died in Copenhagen on Jan. 26, 2007.

4. Børge Mogensen

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. Pair of Leather Hunting Chairs : $12,000.00 2. Spanish Chair : $4,496.69

Børge Mogensen was born in 1914 and studied alongside Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner in Copenhagen. Mogensen’s design approach is simple and functional furniture characterized by strong and precise lines. He is best known for his Spanish chair.

5. Poul Kjærholm

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1. PK-22 All Original : $4,900.00 2. PK-61 Green Marble Table, 1956 : $4,724.38 3. PK-20 Leather Lounge Chair : $3,500.00

Poul Kjaerholm was born in Oster Vra in 1929 and studied furniture design at the Copenhagen School for the Applied Arts until 1952. Kjærholm became known for his designs which combined high-quality craftsmanship and new technology. His design approach embraced unique techniques and materials, including steel and woven cane along with natural wood. Kjærholm was designing renowned chair prototypes for Fritz Hansen and collaborating with Ejvind Kold Christensen.

6. Poul Henningsen

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1. Artichoke Ceiling Lamp : $10,814.84 2. Contrast Pendants with White and Orange Lamellas : $4,400.00 3. PH 4/3 Lamp : Price Upon Request

Poul Henningsen was best known by his initials, “PH.” Henningsen was born in 1894 in Ordrup, Denmark. Since the age of 18, he experimented with light and was professionally trained at the Technical School and the Danish College of Technology in Copenhagen. By 1920, Henningsen was an independent architect and began designing a lighting series, which is a series using his initials. He is considered to the world’s first lighting architect.

7. Verner Panton

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1. “S” Chair : $450.00 2. Flower Pots : $3,200.00 3. Relaxer Chair, 1975 : $1,593.77

Verner Panton was born in Gamtofte, Denmark in 1926. Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and worked for two years under Arne Jacobsen’s architecture firm. In 1955, Verner founded his own studio and became known for his futuristic, biomorphic forms and shapes in his furniture and lighting designs. He is best known for his Panton chair created in 1967 which was the first single-form injection-molded plastic chair.

8. Kaare Klint

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1. Safari Chair : $2,950.00 2. Pair of Propeller Stools : $4,750.00 3. Faaborg Chair : $4,300.00

Kaare Klint was born in 1888 in Frederiksberg and began designing furniture in 1914 for the Faaborg Museum. His design approach combined form and material in a harmonious way featuring pure lines and supreme craftsmanship. He is considered to be the father of Danish furniture design and is best known for his Safari chair and Faaborg Chair. He helped found the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School in 1923 and taught many legendary Danish designers.

9. Ole Wanscher

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1. Mod. PJ112 Teak Easy Lounge Chairs, 1960s : $3,415.21 2. Pair of Ladder Back Lounge Chairs : $4,000.00 3. Rosewood Credenza : $3,400.00

Ole Wanscher was born on Sept. 16, 1903, and became a leading designer in the Scandinavian Design movement. Wanscher studied at the Danish School of Art and Design under esteemed designer Kaare Klint from 1924 to 1927. He was very influenced by 18th-century British design through Ancient Egypt. His own designs combine function and elegance with sleek, slightly curved lines. Wanscher is best known for his teak easy chair designed for France & Son in 1951.

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