Friday, February 26, 2010


Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder (1926 – 2009) is counted among the most influential Scandinavian mid-century designers. A student to famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, Vodder started designing furniture for Fritz Hansen and France & Son ans Sibast, the latter for which he designed a wide range of furniture which received worldwide recognition and success. His designs were nicely detailed and modest in their expression, almost without exception based on natural materials. Rosewood and teak - according to the fashion at the time - seem to have been the preferred materials, often combined with eye-catching colourful panels & draws. Today, Vodder is perhaps most appreciated for his beautiful rosewood and teak sideboards designed in the 1950-1960's and produced by Sibast Furniture. Pieces by Vodder can be regularly seen at high-end 20th century design auctions and dealers.

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Images: (click on images to enlarge)
Teak sideboard c1960s (top)
Rosewood Palisander leather sofa c1950s (2nd)
Rosewood Palisander, Chromed steel, Leather writing desk 20th century (3rd)
Rosewood sideboard 20th century (4th)
Teak Palette tray 20th century (bottom)

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