Arne Vodder for Sibast Rosewood Sideboard circa 1960
Arne Vodder for Sibast furniture, cabinet, rosewood, Denmark, 1960s.
This small rosewood sideboard is designed by Arne Vodder and is an iconic example of Danish midcentury furniture both in finish, aesthetics and use of material. The main features of this otherwise simple and modest cabinet are the flames and grain in the rosewood. The cabinet features two front door that have a bookmatched pattern. There are seven drawers with the iconic eye-shaped grips that are formed by two semi-circles on bottom and top of each drawers. The cabinet has four tapered legs. The credenza is marked with the stamp 'Sibast Furniture'.
Arne Vodder (1926-2009) should be counted among the most influential Scandinavian Mid-Century 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.