Arne Vodder for Bovirke Freeform Teak Desk
Arne Vodder for Bovirke, desk in teak 'model BO85', Denmark, 1960s.
This freestanding desk in teak wood is designed by Arne Vodder for Bovirke. The desk has several interesting features such as the raised edges and drawers with brass handles. These design elements form a quintessential part of Vodder's oeuvre as he always used well-detailed, crafted elements that have certain playful character.
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.