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Peter Hvidt Side 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
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Teak Side Table
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Dallas, TX
Teak side table with a cane lower shelf. Design by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France and Daverkosen and distributed by John Stuart, Inc in the USA.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Cane, Teak

Danish Teak Occasional or End Table, Peter Hvidt for John Stuart
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Asheville, NC
Mid century modern teak end table designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for John Stuart. TheTable tapers from 20 1/2" at the back to 15" in the front. Missing a small are...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Cane, Teak

Desk Designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mölgaard Nelson for Söfborg Möbelfabrik
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
H: 73 cm / 2' 4 3/4'' W: 125 cm / 4' 1 1/4'' D: 75 cm / 2' 5 1/2''.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Teak

Danish Modern Peter Hvidt Teak and Cane End or Side Table
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern teak and cane end or side table, designed by Peter Hvidt for France and Sons, Denmark, circa 1960s. It is a versatile size and can be used as an end or side table, or a...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Cane, Teak

Danish Modern Peter Hvidt Teak and Cane End Table
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern "Minerva" Model Table, designed by Peter Hvidt for France and Son, Denmark, circa 1960s. It is a versatile size and can be used as a side or end table. It can also be c...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Metal

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Mid-Century Modern Teak and Cane Side Table
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt
Located in Edmonton, AB
Mid-Century Modern danish teak side table with caned lower shelf. It's in great condition, professionally refinished. Designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Fran...
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Cane, Teak

1950's Side Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and rare 1950's side table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Fritz Hansen. It was part of the AX series designed by the two designers for FH and it contained table...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Beech, Teak

Peter Hvidt Side / Tray Table Model No 1775 by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Peter Hvidt
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Rare side / tray table model no 1775 designed by Peter Hvidt. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Walnut

Danish Modern Teak Side Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By John Stuart, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, Mid-Century Modern, teak, side table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen sold by John Stuart features sleigh legs that are interesting from all angles. Two tables are ava...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Side Table by Peter Hvidt for France & Daverkosen
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian modern, solid teak side table by Peter Hvidt for France & Daverkosen features tapered legs and edges.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Teak Side Table for France & Daverkosen
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Montreal, QC
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen teak two-tier side table for France & Daverkosen
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Teak

Danish Modern Teak Side Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By John Stuart, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, Mid-Century Modern, dark teak, side table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen sold by John Stuart features sleigh legs that are interesting from all angles. Two tables ar...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Side Tables

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Teak

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Peter Hvidt side tables for sale on 1stDibs

Peter Hvidt side tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Peter Hvidt side table collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 14 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. During the 20th century many of the original side tables by Peter Hvidt were created in Scandinavian modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider side tables by Arne Vodder, Fritz Hansen and Jens Harald Quistgaard. Prices for Peter Hvidt side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,121 and tops out at $9,827, while pieces like these can sell for $2,848 on average.

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