C.H. Brockmann-Petersen - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    A Century of Modern Design: the Collection of Kai-Yin Lo
    Hong Kong-based collector Kai-Yin Lo amassed an extraordinary collection that reflects inspiration, innovation and scholarship. The collection of modern and contemporary design is global in its scope and vast in its chronological sweep.


  • Provenance

    Den Permanente, Copenhagen
    Private collection, Helsingborg, Sweden, acquired from the above, circa 1960
    Thence by descent
    Modernity, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2014

  • Literature

    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 389 for a similar armchair

  • Catalogue Essay

    The three-legged version of the present model chair was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 20 September – 7 October 1956, Stand 13.

    The sophisticated and refined lines of the present model sofa and chair are representative of Danish Modern design. Acquired in Sweden, the sofa is a particularly rare example of which few examples are known, and the chair is a recognisable design with several variants. Brockmann-Petersen’s work, including a three-legged version of the present model chair, was displayed at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions. Further, the use of high-quality wood and cane in these two pieces make them perfect examples of Danish Modern design from the mid-1900s.

Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design


Sofa and armchair

designed circa 1956
teak, cane
Sofa: 66.8 x 93.8 x 43.5 cm. (26 1/4 x 36 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)
Armchair: 70 x 55.8 x 40 cm. (27 1/2 x 21 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Executed by master cabinetmaker Louis G. Thiersen & Søn, Denmark. Designed circa 1956.

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020