VINTAGE DANISH & SCANDINAVIAN FURNITURE & DESIGN, MELBOURNE.
In the late 1920's a collaboration began between Danish furniture designers and craftsmen that continues to this day.
At Danish Modern you can experience the rich history of vintage and contemporary Danish design.
The mid century impetus for developments in aesthetics and manufacture in Danish furniture and design came from a combination of factors - a need to preserve Danish handcraft traditions, the rise of a pool of innovative design thinkers and a desire for a new beginning, a new approach to life, after two devastating world wars.
The mid century rise of figures like Wegner, Jacobsen and Juhl led to a new design language that was ground breaking and modern. The post war Scandinavian furniture movement was born and the designer chair became its icon.
The Egg chair, the Bear chair, the Chieftan chair, the Swan chair, the Ant chair, the list goes on. Danish furniture designers embraced the new form language of modernism where anything was possible. The Danish design greats forged a new future, the legacy of which is today's vintage furniture classics and Danish design originals.
The Danish design culture continues to lead the world with a stable of award winning designers for major brands such as Eva Solo, Fritz Hansen, Flensted and Menu.
Leading the march are the prolific and talented Danish design team Tools Design - founded in 1989 by Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek, whose products are unceasingly inventive and innovative. Pernille Vea and Jakob Wagner for Menu, similarly present exceptional portfolios of design, placing them in the top ranks of international designers of acclaim.