Side Armchair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard - Nielsen
A rare wooden side armchair, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard - Nielsen, produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark Scandinavia. The chair is formed with laminated Beech wood, the seat is made of Teak and veneered Plywood in good condition. The armchair is standing on four legs that feature a Mahogany core. An example of this chair design can be found at the Museum of Design in Copenhagen. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1960, Denmark, Scandinavia.
Seat: 16”H x 18”W x 19”D
Peter Hvidt was a Danish architect and furniture designer born in 1916 Copenhagen, Denmark and passed away in 1986. In the early 1940’s, Hvidt finished his apprenticeship at the Design School in Copenhagen. In 1944, he opened the architectural firm Hvidt & Mølgaard with the Danish architect and designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. They designed a number of pioneering sets of furniture, like Portex in 1945 or Ax in 1950. They also designed for the well-known Danish furniture design company Fritz Hansen. During his work time, Hvidt received twice the Diploma d’Honneur at the Triennale in Milan, Italy.
Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen was a Danish architect and furniture designer born in 1907 Aalborg, Denmark and passed away in 1993. In 1924, Mølgaard-Nielsen went to train at the Aalborg Technical School and later on, he went to the Art and Crafts School of the Design Museum in Copenhagen. After his training, Mølgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design under the Danish architect and designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1944, he joined the Danish architect and designer Peter Hvidt to open the architectural firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.
Hvidt & Mølgaard was Danish design and architectural firm which existed from 1944 - 2009, founded by the two well-know designers, architects Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. In 2009, the company split into two companies, Hvidt Arkitekter and Holsøe Arkitekter. Their work, projects covered office buildings and factories, including the De Danske Sukkerfabrikker building in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as single family houses. Hvidt & Mølgaard also designed the new Little Belt Bridge in Jutland and Funen, Denmark.
Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen, is a Danish furniture design company. Founded in 1872 by the Danish carpenter Fritz Hansen in Lillerod, Denmark. Many well-known artists, designers have work for Fritz Hansen or had their work manufactured by Hansens like the famous Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen or Hans J. Wegner. One of their designs icons is the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen or the Swan chair.
Details: Beech Wood, Mahogany, Plywood, Teak
Country of Origin: Denmark
Dimensions: 30" H x 24" W x 29" D