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Arne Vodder Bookcases

Danish, 1926-2009
Danish, 1926-2009

Along with Vernor Panton, cabinetmaker and architect Arne Vodder was a leading light of what might be called the “second generation” of forward-thinking 20th-century Danish furniture designers — those who, following in the footsteps of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others, first applied the skills, traditions and philosophical tenets of Scandinavian craftsmanship to a modern furniture idiom.

As a graduate student in architecture trained by pioneering furniture designer Finn Juhl, Vodder made his mark in the 1960s, when modern design had gained wide acceptance, particularly in the business world. Accordingly, many of Vodder's chairs are quiet in form — projecting an air of sturdiness and strength, rather than avant-garde styling.

Vodder’s aesthetic flair was very pronounced in his vintage cabinets and storage piecessideboards, bookcases, credenzas and buffets. In such pieces, Vodder liked to play with asymmetry. His bookcases often have a seemingly random array of variously sized shelves and nooks. A typical Vodder sideboard might have four sections, each different in purpose and look: an open stack of vertical shelves, and other cupboards covered with sliding panels in contrasting colored laminates and wood veneers.

As you will see from the works on 1stDibs, Arne Vodder had a sense of what kind of design was appropriate for which space: sobriety in the boardroom; playfulness at home.

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Creator: Arne Vodder
Danish Vintage Arne Vodder Teak Double Bookcase for Sibast, 1960s
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Bookcases by Arne Vodder are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our collection of bookcases by Arne Vodder, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 3 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original bookcases by Arne Vodder were created in Scandinavia during the mid-20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider bookcases by Peter Hvidt, Ry Møbler and Kurt stervig. Prices for Arne Vodder bookcases can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$2,659 and tops out at US$22,547, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,122 on average.

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