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Peter Hvidt 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 Danish Teak Coffee Table FD-516 France & Son
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, 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 Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard Teak Desk, Denmark, 1950s
By Peter Hvidt
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Rare desk designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mölgaard-Nielsen is a design piece for any home or work office. This piece’s design is categorized by quality craftsmanship. Its simplistic...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Tables

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Rattan, Teak

Coffee Corner Table in Teak and Cane by Peter Hvidt, Denmark, 1955
By Peter Hvidt, France & Daverkosen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury teak corner table with woven rattan shelf. Excellent for use as a side table or sofa table manufactured by France and Sons designer Peter Hvidt.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Tables

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard Nielsen France and Son MCM Teak Drop Leaf Dining Table
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Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Library Table Produced by Fritz Hansen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare library table designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Tables

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Beech, Teak

Danish Midcentury Side Table "Minerva" by Hvidt & Mølgaard for France & Son
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt
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Beautiful side or corner table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Son. The table consists of two table tops, the upper one is beautifully shaped and made of solid te...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Tables

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Teak, Rattan

Vintage Danish Solid Teak Coffee Table from France & Søn / France & Daverkosen
By France & Daverkosen, Peter Hvidt
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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 Tables

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Brass

Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Teak Coffee Table for France & Son, Denmark, 1960s
By France & Søn, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
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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 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 Tables

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Teak

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Peter Hvidt tables for sale on 1stDibs

Peter Hvidt tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Peter Hvidt table collection, 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 original tables by Peter Hvidt were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Illum Wikkels, Poul Hundevad and Henning Kjærnulf. Prices for Peter Hvidt tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items on 1stDibs starts at $1,381 and tops at $17,344, while pieces like these can sell for $2,544.

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