Arne Vodder Child's Desk in Teak for Sibast
Arne Vodder for Sibast, executive desk, teak, Denmark, 1960s.
This free standing piece was designed Arne Vodder and is produced by Sibast. Vodder designed a large series of desks for this company, including this example of the 200 series. This rectangular desk shows wonderful details, that are very well executed. The solid teak legs are slightly tapered, which is a subtle yet important detail. The well-proportioned frame holds three drawer cabinets and a open cabinet with one shelve that seem to float underneath the top.
Arne Vodder (1926-2009) should be counted among the most influential Scandinavian midcentury designers, although he is not as well-known as for instance Hans Wegner or Arne Jacobson. Once a student to famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, who later became his friend and business partner. Vodder started out as an architect who designed low-cost housing, later on he began designing furniture. Although his designs are anything but low-quality, his aim for functional design that could be used by all remained important. He designed amongst others for Fritz Hansen & Sibast.