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Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

Danish, 1916-1986

One half of the influential Danish furniture duo Hvidt and Mølgaard, architect and designer Peter Hvidt created shapely works in teak and rosewood that could be mass-produced and transported at a scale rarely seen before his time. Alongside his business partner, Aalborg-born designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the pair crafted furniture which stands today as a masterclass in the combination of elegance and practicality that is typical of Scandinavian modernism.

Hvidt was born in Copenhagen in 1916. He studied architecture and cabinetry, and graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Hvidt established his own design firm in 1940 and taught for three years at his former school, during which he designed the teak Portex chair — Denmark’s first stacking chair (this design has alternatively been attributed to Hvidt’s partnership with Mølgaard-Nielsen over the years).

The exceptional collaboration between Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen took shape in 1944. A student of pioneering Danish modernist designer and architect Kaare Klint and fellow graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts, Mølgaard brought his technical prowess and eye for practical design to the partnership. Together, for more than three decades, Hvidt and Mølgaard would produce over 250 furniture designs, a legacy that included the iconic AX chair.

A masterpiece of technical expertise and innovative woodworking, the sculptural AX armchair was designed in collaboration with manufacturer Fritz Hansen during the late 1940s. It features double-curved laminated wood in the seat and back, and is an early example of knock-down furniture. This meant that it could be easily dismantled and assembled at its destination, which rendered the chair economical for transport on cargo ships and therefore could reach a worldwide audience. The AX went into production in 1950 and eventually gave way to a series that featured tables and other seating.

Hvidt’s proclivity for forward-looking design was typical of the venturesome furniture makers of the mid-century modern era. This extended to textures and materials, too — he believed that a tasteful combination of materials could add character and visual intrigue. With Mølgaard-Nielsen, Hvidt designed streamlined coffee tables, rosewood chairs upholstered with sumptuous black leather and teak side tables with cane shelves (teak was a sought-after material for designers at the time).

The duo’s work with celebrated manufacturers Fritz Hansen, France & Søn and Søborg Møbelfabrik has been a part of exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen’s Design Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Peter Hvidt seating, tables and case pieces.

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Creator: Peter Hvidt
Set of Six Peter Hvidt Dining Chairs in Teak and Rush
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Chair '316' by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg, Denmark 1960s
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Antwerp, BE
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Peter Hvidt Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Model 316 for Soborg MCM Teak Dining Chairs 6
By Peter Hvidt
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Set of 6 dining chairs model 316 by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, Denmark. These chairs feature a teak frame and have been reupholstered in cognac colored aniline leather. ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen No. 317 Armchairs, Set of Four
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Raleigh, NC
An excellent set of four Danish armchairs by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen. The sculpted teak frames are in great condition and the leather seats are recently upholstered and s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Leather

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By Peter Hvidt
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of 2 chairs, designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-nielsen manufactured by Orum møbelfabrik in the 1960s. In very good condition with bright cover. Made in rosewood of very hig...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Rosewood

6 Danish Rope & Teak Chairs by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for Soborg
By Peter Hvidt
Located in JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, FR
Beautiful Scandinavian dining chairs. Seats in Danish rope completely redone. Very refined sober design. Furniture listed at the Design Museum Denmark under Number RP00336. Drawn in ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Teak

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Peter Hvidt dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs.com has Peter Hvidt dining room chairs available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Peter Hvidt dining chairs, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 7 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original dining room chairs by Peter Hvidt were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 20th century in Scandinavia. Many customers also consider dining chairs by Poul Hundevad, A.P. Stolen and Nanna Ditzel if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Peter Hvidt dining room chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,750 and tops out at $8,637, while pieces like these can sell for $6,495.

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