Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Desks in Solid Teak
Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, desks, model 310, solid teak, Denmark, 1950s.
Stunning desk designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. It truly holds the quintessential essence of Danish design with its understated and clear appearance. This desk features some surprising elements, such as the elegant wood structure holding the teak frame together. Both sides of the desk are equipped with a drawer to create ample storage space. This writing table is completely executed in teak and beautifully finished on all sides. Therefore it can be placed freely in the room.
Danish designer duo Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) worked together between 1944-1975. The couple, originally trained as architects, designed around 250 furniture objects. The first dismountable chair has been designed by the couple, that created an enormous boost for the Danish furniture export. In 1950, their best-known design, the AX-chair went into production by Fritz Hansen. The implementation of double bent laminated wood, a technique normally used to produce tennis rackets, was a huge breakthrough for the upscaling of furniture production as it reduces the average production time. Thanks to this revolutionary technique, Denmark became the leader in Modern furniture manufacturing.
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