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Johannes Andersen

Danish, 1903-1991

Denmark has a long tradition of producing some of the most acclaimed furniture designers of the 20th century. Johannes Andersen is no exception — his name is synonymous with mid-century modern design. He elevated Scandinavian modernism’s prioritization of practicality and space conservation to new heights and worked with luxurious woods like teak, mahogany and rosewood for a range of designs that merged grace and function.

After completing his cabinetmaker apprenticeship in his early 20s, Andersen began to design for several furniture makers, including CFC Silkeborg and Trensum. A few years later, he opened his own workshop and enjoyed success from the outset. Free of the constraints of working under another studio, Andersen quickly developed his own, distinctive style that drew on Danish functionalism and human-centered design.

After the end of World War II, Andersen noticed the worldwide postwar consumption boom and the burgeoning interest in Scandinavian modern design. He took full advantage of this and began to sell his shapely and eye-pleasing tables, chairs and sideboards to markets outside of Denmark. Other Scandinavian manufacturers took notice of Andersen’s work, which led to many successful, career-long collaborations for the furniture maker.

Like Finn Juhl and Alvar Aalto, Andersen was deeply drawn to organic shapes and flowing lines. He transformed furniture’s traditionally square or rectangular panels and surfaces — like the tops of coffee tables and seat-backs of dining room chairs — into imaginative half-moons with rounded corners, beveled edges and fluid contours. His unexpected use of curves is the highlight of his sleek Capri line for Trensum and can be found in his comfortable saddle-shaped Allegra bar stool and playful but elegant Smile coffee table, which sports an anthropomorphic grin in the slot intended to hold magazines.

Andersen wanted his furniture to be compact — he experimented with reducing the footprints of bulky furniture, and his simple, iconic credenzas, sideboards and folding bar cabinets were born. These and other vintage Johannes Andersen furnishings are in high demand today by collectors and mid-century modern enthusiasts all over the world.

On 1stDibs, find a wide range of Johannes Andersen tables, seating, cabinets and other furniture.

Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Johannes Andersen for Uldum Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1960
By Johannes Andersen, Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in Ranst, VAN
Set of 6 vintage dining chairs designed by Johannes Andersen for Uldum Møbelfabrik in Denmark during the 1960s. Made of teak wood with nice rosewood accents. They have their original...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Johannes Andersen

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Leather, Teak

Johannes Andersen Vintage Bar Cabinet Rosewood Sk 661
By Johannes Andersen
Located in OSS, NB
Vintage bar cabinet in rosewood veneer. Designed by Johannes Andersen for Skaaning & Søn , Model SK 661. Made in Denmark in the 1960s. A beautiful piece of craf...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Rosewood

1960s Johannes Andersen Juliane" Rosewood Dining Chairs by Uldum Møbelfabrik
By Johannes Andersen, Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Danish modern rosewood dining chairs designed by Johannes Andersen and manufactured by Uldum Møbelfabrik in Denmark circa 1960s. These dining chairs feature a white fabric upholstery...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Fabric, Rosewood

Set of Four Danish Johannes Andersen Dining Chairs in Teak, Inc. Reupholstery
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four Danish Johannes Andersen dining chairs in teak by Chr. Linnebergs Møbelfabrik The comfortable organic designed chairs features car...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Teak

Dining Table Made In Rosewood Designed by Johannes Andersen From 1960s
By Uldum Møbelfabrik, Johannes Andersen
Located in Lejre, DK
The rosewood dining table, designed by Johannes Andersen and manufactured at Uldum Møbelfabrik in the 1960s, is a remarkable example of mid-century Danish furniture design. Renowned ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Rosewood

Dining Table Designed by Johannes Andersen for Christian Linnebergs Möbelfabrik
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Dining table designed by Johannes Andersen for Christian Linnebergs Möbelfabrik, Denmark. 1960s. Rosewood. Dimensions: H: 72 cm / 2...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Rosewood

4 Danish Johan Andersen for Uldum Mobelfabrik Vintage Retro 1960 Dining Chairs
By Uldum Møbelfabrik, Johannes Andersen
Located in Markington, GB
4 Danish Johan Andersen for Uldum Mobelfabrik vintage Retro 1960 dining chairs Stunning set of chairs (4) designed by Johan Andersen. These chairs ar...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Johannes Andersen

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Teak

Teak Coffee Table with Extensions by Johannes Andersen
By Johannes Andersen, Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in Dorchester, MA
Johannes Andersen designed this mid-century teak coffee table for Uldum Møbelfabrik. Sitting on striking tapered legs, the rectangular teak top has rounded edges that conceal integra...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Johannes Andersen

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Teak

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Johannes Andersen furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Johannes Andersen furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Johannes Andersen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Johannes Andersen were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Henning Kjærnulf, Illum Wikkelsø, and France & Søn. Prices for Johannes Andersen furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $549 and can go as high as $90,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,187.

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