Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Werner Panton
Now that we've spent a week talking about Danish Modern Design, I want to show you some of the "Gods" of the movement. I will include a brief (very brief) bio of each designer and a few examples of their work. All of these men are easily researched should you long for more.
Klint was a danish architect and furniture designer who was considered by most to be the father of modern danish furniture design. Clean lines, quality materials and superb craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Klints work.
|Kaare Klint cabinet|
|Kaare Klint faabory chair|
Considered the renaissance man of danish architecture and design.
|Arne Jacobsen chest of drawers|
|Arne Jacobsen swan chair - definitely one of the most recognized pieces of DM design.|
Juhl was the first of the DM designers to be recognized internationally. He formally studied architecture and was a self taught furniture designer.
|Finn Juhl coffee table|
|Finn Juhl sofa|
|Finn Juhl desk|
Wegner, like most of his fellow DM designers, had an architecture degree but was also a skilled cabinet maker. He was known for his love of natural materials and functionality in design.
|Hans Wegner folding chair|
|Hans Wegner shell chair|
|Hans Wegner swivel chair. I absolutely love this chair...reminds me of a bug....in a good way.|
The most contemporary of all the designers I've mentioned, (he died in 1998), Panton was known for his use of high-tech materials, playful shapes, bold colors and his acerbic personality.
|Verner Panton cone chair. Gravity defying.|
|Vernon Panton globe lamp. Yes please!|
|Vernon Panton heart chair....I really really love this chair...cupid are you listening?|
I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have. As always I've learned so much.
Have a beautiful weekend.