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Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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
Danish Coffee Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, France Søn, 1960
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful coffee table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen in teak wood and produced by France & Søn in the late 1960s. The table is in great condition with just li...
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20th Century Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Coffee Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard, France & Søn, 1960s
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, France & Søn, Peter Hvidt
Located in Helsinki, FI
Coffee Table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen in 1960s. Manufactured by France & Søn. Teak frame, rattan magazine rack, brass details. Good vintage condition, minor we...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Scandinaving Modern Hvidt and Molgaard Pinwheel Occasional Table
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Peter hvidt & Orla molgaard designed adaptable occasional pin wheel tables. Newly manufactured in an oiled walnut. Price is per table. Professional, skilled furniture restoration...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Danish Teak Coffee Table FD-516 France & Son
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt, France & Søn
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
This incredibly stylish solid teak coffee table, model FD-516, was designed in 1956 by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, Denmark. As so typical with Danish desi...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Six Peter Hvidt Teak and Brass Model 523 Tables
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Rovereta, SM
Solid teak segmented coffee table with brass legs by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen tables can be configured in several ways.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Pinwheel Table by Peter Hvidt, Denmark, Circa 1960
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Culver City, CA
Pinwheel table by Peter Hvidt, Denmark Circa 1960, Series of six Model 523 tables with solid teak top on brass legs. Designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Can be c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Coffee Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, 1957
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Rosewood coffee table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, Denmark 1957. The table is made of massive rosewood, extendable with a Formica small table top...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Side Table
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, France & Søn
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen side table in partly solid teak Model Silverline, Made by France & Daverkosen in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

1950s Peter Hvidt & Orla Mölgaard “FD 516” Teak Coffee Table
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Teak “FD 516” coffee table with braided rattan newspaper shelf with brass holders by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mölgaard for France & Daverkosen, Denmark, 1950s. Very good restored condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Coffee Table 6743 / X-Table by Fritz Hansen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare coffee table model 6743 / X-table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt Solid Teak Coffee or Cocktail Table for France & Sons
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Peter Hvidt solid teak coffee or cocktail table for France & Sons.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Scandinavian Coffee Table by Designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgard Danish
By France & Søn, Hvidt & Mølgaard, Peter Hvidt
Located in Lyon, FR
Scandinavian coffee table by Danish designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgard dating from the 60s. Solid teak structure, with a metal insert on the legs. Very nice work on the central b...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Coffee Table Produced by France & Daverkosen
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Coffee table model FD-516 designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by France & Daverkosen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Solid Rosewood Coffee Table For France & Son
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Model 640 coffee table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen For France & Son, Denmark. Entirely executed from solid Brazilian rosewood with incredible attention to deta...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rosewood

Peter Hvidt Coffee Table Model #523
By Peter Hvidt
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt coffee table model #523 A 6 piece coffee table by Peter Hvidt and known as the pinwheel table. The table can be arranged in multiple shapes and is made in teak with bras...
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1950s Danish Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Huge Rectangular Teak Coffee Table Designed Peter Hvidt Denmark, 1950
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Huge rectangular coffee table, Designed Peter Hvidt, Manufacture France and Son, Denmark, 1950. Teak wood, marked.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Round Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Coffee or Sofa Table by Peter Hvidt, 1950s
By Peter Hvidt
Located in München, Bavaria
Dimensions 100 x 59 cm ( Diameter x Height) This minimalist yet elegant coffee table was designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for France and Son in Denmark in the 1950s...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Peter Hvidt "Pinwheel" Tables
By Peter Hvidt, John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Complete set of six teak Model 523 tables, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, imported by John Stuart. The clever design allows for the tables to be used as singular ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Vintage Danish Solid Teak Coffee Table from France & Søn / France & Daverkosen
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This both stunning and simple adjustable coffee table was designed in 1956 by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Daverkosen. It is a perfect example of Danish Modern de...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

60s 70s Teak Coffee Table Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s teak coffee table Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn Object: coffee table Manufacturer: France & Son Condition: good - vintage Age: around 1960-...
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1970s Danish Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Square Solid Teak Drop Leaf Coffee end Table
By Peter Hvidt, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern solid teak square coffee table. Opened: W54" x D30" x H22"
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Teak Coffee Table for France & Son, Denmark, 1960s
By Peter Hvidt, France & Søn, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Hellouw, NL
Nice Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard teak coffee table for France & Son from Denmark the 1960s. This table has a minimalistic design, however is elegant due to the usage of the round e...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Rare Danish Coffee Table by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Scandinavian, F143
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Lyon, FR
Scandinavian coffee table by Danish designers Peter Hvidt and Oral Molgaard from the 1950s. Solid teak top and legs, with two lines of inlaid metal on each leg, which gives them even...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Coffee Table Model Silverline by France & Søn in Denmark
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Very rare coffee table model Silverline designed by Peter Hvidt. Produced by France & Søn in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Coffee Table Model FD 15/54 in Teak
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare drop-leaf coffee table model FD 15/54 designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by France & Daverkosen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

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Peter Hvidt coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has available Peter Hvidt coffee and cocktail tables for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Peter Hvidt collection of coffee tables and cocktail tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 23 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original Peter Hvidt coffee and cocktail tables were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 20th century. Many customers also consider coffee and cocktail tables by Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen and Grete Jalk if you want to add more options. Pricing for the Peter Hvidt coffee and cocktail tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,200 and tops out at $12,750, while pieces like these can sell for $3,700 on average.

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