Poul Hundevad - 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

    Klassik, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2014

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present folding stool by Poul Hundevad takes its name from a Danish burial mound excavated in 1891 that included the oldest preserved chair from the Bronze Age in Europe. Hundevad recreated the form of this ancient stool but imbued it with a modern sensibility as well as his expert cabinetmaking skills. This stool—which provides additional functionality and versatility because of its folding form—is perhaps the designer’s most famous design.

Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design


'Guldhøj' folding stool, model no. PH43

circa 1958
ash, leather
36.5 x 48 x 38 cm. (14 3/8 x 18 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
Produced by Poul Hundevad, Vamdrup, Denmark. Underside with obscured manufacturer’s or retailer’s paper label. Circa 1958.

HK$5,000 - 10,000 

Sold for HK$13,750

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020