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  • Literature

    Viggo Sten Møller, Dansk Møbel Kunst; Københavns Snedkerlaugs Møbeludstilling 1927-1951, Copenhagen, 1951, p. 88

  • Catalogue Essay

    A bricklayer in his early years, Tyge Hvass later graduated from technical college followed by architecture school, after which he participated in the design of the Danish Pavilions at various world’s fairs including the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, and the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, among others. The present lot, designed circa 1940 by Hvass and executed by Master Cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, reflects the new, highly refined functionalism influencing Danish furniture making at the time.

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Sofa

c. 1940
Produced by Master Cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, Denmark. Shaped and joined rosewood, linen.
83 x 220 x 70 cm (32 5/8 x 86 5/8 x 27 1/2 in)

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011
London