Danish Teak, the beginning.
Europe, and in particular Scandinavia in the early 1950s, was the cradle of an unprecedented modernist current, which found its maximum expression in a minimalist and functional design.
Sideboards, lamps, sofas, armchairs and objects found their immortality in the pencils of Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Verner Panton, Finn Juhl, Poul Henningsen, Kaare Klint and many others.
It was the largest furniture production ever.
Today, after so many years, the design of that era remains a reference for modern furniture.
Inspired by nature, the use of wood as a primary material, but also of stone and leather, makes Scandinavian furniture a perfect combination of functionality and elegance.
Seats, long chairs, sofas, sideboards are somewhere waiting to be placed in your home.
Teak wood is the history of design.
Teak was chosen because in addition to resisting very well moisture, water and cold (it is still used in the nautical field), it is not affected even by insects and mold nor by temperature fluctuations. It resists shocks, bending, deformations well and has a medium hardness.
The Danish master carpenters began to work with teak in the 1950s, thanks to revolutionary projects by designers and architects.
Scandinavian design was a school in those years and the result was a massive production of furniture intended to furnish the homes of thousands of people, and not only in Denmark.
Sideboards and buffets like those in the photos represent a perfect synthesis between functionality and elegance.
Today teak has made the history of Danish design. Having a Danish teak cabinet from the 1950s in your house means having a piece of history at home, and from which you might learn something.
10 cool addresses where to buy Danish furniture!
In the world:
danishteakdesign.com this website has an updated collection of danish sofas and furniture from amazon US sellers
lauritz.com probably the largest furniture auction house in Denmark, many categories, and at relatively low prices. The problem is of course the transport costs, service that you can buy directly on the website.
bruun-rasmussen.dk another famous Danish auction site. Prices are a bit higher than lauritz.
stilraumberlin.de a German website that also sells on ebay. Many products in stock. If you make a trip to Berlin you can’t miss their showroom.
velvet-point.de in Germany, also on ebay.
pamono.com a mega site which sells a lot of furniture online, even Danish design. Prices, however, are quite high.
danishteakclassics.com in the USA, perhaps the largest and most advertised site of Danish teak classics.