Beautiful authentic Danish Modern Chest of Drawers designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen. C. 1960. Teak body with Rosewood drawer pulls. Refinished yet marks and signs of age and remaining. The quality of the craftsmanship on this one is outstanding. Precision engineered, Restored by hand.
Stunning bedroom storage.
Danish furniture designer Arne Hovmand-Olsen was born in 1919 in Denmark into a farming family. He quickly developed an interest in drawing and creating and farm life gave him plenty of experience building fences, gates, animal pens and housing out of wood. At 18 he left the farm and started his career as an apprentice cabinet maker for P.Olsen Sibast. Driven to design his own range of furniture he then went on to study furniture design at a technical college just as World War 2 was starting. He learnt from the works of the great Danish Designers, Finn Juhl, Hans Wenger and Arne Jacobsen. Once he finished his training, he founded his own workshop and quickly met with great success during the post-war era. During this time the world discovered the simple beauty and quality of Danish Furniture design and Danish Modern design became a visual shorthand for the post war desire for a new, natural and calmer way of living following the traumas of war. He sold in Denmark but also across Europe and he did especially well in the United States. The post-war economy was booming and the desire for good quality furniture was strong. However, like many other small, high quality furniture design studios he could not scale his business in the same way as larger competitors and sadly his workshop closed for the last time during the 1970. His designs live on however and I hope someone reading this will fall in love with this piece and give it the new life it thoroughly deserves.
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