Vintage System Cado

Producer  Royal System(CADO)

Designer  Poul Cadovius

Year 1960s

Material  Rosewood

Size  W80(1set) x H.240 (cm)

Poul Cadovius (1911-2011)

Poul Cadovius (1911 - 2011) was one of the most colourful and successful persons in the history of Danish furniture industry. He was originally educated as an upholsterer but became very interested in design at an early stage, and in 1945 he established his own furniture manufacturing company Royal System. A few years later, in 1948, he designed the iconic shelving system ROYAL SYSTEM®, followed by the award-winning SYSTEM ULTRA® in 1957 and SYSTEM CADO® in 1960. All three systems were based on a groundbreaking wall-mounted shelving concept, where the idea was to move the furniture off the floor onto the walls, leaving more space in the room.

Vintage No.209 Desk

Producer Sibast Furniture

Designer Arne Vodder

Year 1950s

Material Rosewood

Size W204 x D90 x H.72 (cm)

Arne Vodder (1926-2009)

Arne Vodder (1926-2009) Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder is considered one of Denmark’s most prominent architects of the mid-20th century. He was trained by master carpenter Niels Vodder at the School of Interior Design in the mid-1940s, and he completed his training by becoming a qualified architect at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1947, where his teacher and mentor was Finn Juhl.

Arne Vodder is renowned for his simple, organic style, and his elegant design and profound understanding of materials made him an imposing figure in Danish Modernism. In the 1950s and 1960s, he entered into close collaboration with Sibast Furniture, designing a lot of the furniture exported by the company, much of which was used to furnish distinguished offices all over the world.

KK47510 | The Red Chair_Spetial Edition

Producer Carl Hansen & Søn

Designer Kaare Klint

Material Wood, Leather

Size W53 x D52 x H.85/sh46 (cm)

Kaare Klint designed the KK47510 Medium Red Chair in 1933 to add variety to the Red Chair Series. The Medium Red Chair can be placed around a dining table and perfectly displays Klint’s expert use of geometry and mathematics to achieve ideal shapes and proportions.

Kaare Klint (1888-1954)

Recognized as the father of modern Danish design, Kaare Klint (1888-1954) designed icons such as the 1914 Faaborg Chair and the 1933 Safari Chair, as well as the design for the reception room of the Danish Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. As the son of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, Kaare Klint was immersed in architecture from an early age, but made his mark on Danish design history as a furniture designer and educator. In 1924, he helped establish the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As associate professor and later professor, he inspired some of the greatest Danish furniture designers and architects – including Hans J. Wegner, Mogens Koch, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm – who would continue shaping the Golden Age of Danish design from the early 1940s. Today, Klint is regarded as a reformer: as one of the first designers to put functionalism and the practical study of architecture and furniture design principles above style, he redefined a period otherwise characterized by style-focused academic teaching.

Vintage Armchair

Producer Uldum Møbelfabrik

Designer Johannes Andersen

Year 1960s

Material Rosewood, Black Leather

Size W57 x D46 x H.85 (cm)

Johannes Andersen (1903-1991)

Johannes Andersen was born in 1903 in Denmark. After studying cabinet making, he obtained his certificate and then worked in various workshops. In the mid-1930s, he founded his own architectural firm and created more and more furniture. He then began collaborating with various Norwegian and Swedish factories, including Trensum. Andersen was able to take advantage of the great consumer boom of the 1950s and 1960s: the Danes were looking to buy more furniture. He has produced a large number of pieces of furniture, including coffee tables available in several versions, which still appeal and seduce today.