Design: Arne Vodder (1926-2009) – Danish furniture designer
Manufacturer: Sibast furniture
Maker’s label inside the panel, under the writing surface ‘Furnituremakers Danish Control’ and ‘Sibast Furniture Made in Denmark’
Dimensions desk: 72 x 80 x 179 cm
Dimensions side part: 63 x 42 x 167 cm
The timeless design of the piece combines exotic wood with modern shapes
This item can only be delivered to an address within the EU
Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 3,400 Euro
Starting in the 1950s, Vodder worked with the furniture company Sibast on several sets of office furniture which did particularly well on the American market, even arousing the interest of Jimmy Carter. In the 1960s, the furniture not only reached the White House but could be seen in banks, airline offices, embassies and hotels across the globe.
The desk is in good condition with partially small bumps and loss of material at the upper right drawer of the side part. The lock of the side part incl. the inner mechanism is missing. The dimensions of the desk are 72 x 80 x 179 cm and the sideboard measures 63 x 42 x 167 cm.
Arne Vodder (1926-2009)
Arne Vodder was trained by Finn Juhl, who became his friend and business partner. Before concentrating on furniture alone, in 1951 he opened his own studio with the architect Anton Borg. Together they designed some 1,100 low-cost houses which proved to be a great success. In the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when Denmark was receiving international recognition for its furniture, he designed a wide range of items. His works are simple and modest, crafted in natural materials such as rosewood and teak and, in particular, are free of sharp edges. Vodder also arranged international exhibitions in Sweden, England, Austria and the United States together with Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel. Vodder worked with a number of manufacturers including Cadovius, Nielaus, Erik Jorgensen, Fritz Hansen, Sibast furniture and latterly Kircodan in Bangkok. (tm)
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