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Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Exemplary designs for wood chairs, cabinets, desks and tables are part of the legacy associated with Rud Rasmussen, an iconic Danish furniture manufacturer that collaborated with some of the world’s best known and universally revered Scandinavian modernists.

Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier was established in 1869 in Copenhagen. The workshop’s founder, cabinetmaker Rudolph Rasmussen, was raised in a family of carpenters and had initially specialized in oak furniture. It wasn’t long before the business had grown — in 1876, Rasmussen was operating out of a four-storey factory, and by the end of the 19th century, the manufacturer had forged relationships with esteemed Danish architects including Vilhelm Dahlerup and Thorvald Bindesbøll.

With Rudolph Rasmussen's passing in 1904, the founder’s sons, Rudolph and Victor, took control of the company. They realized their father's dream of expanding the business — the firm had by then been accepting commissions from Copenhagen City Hall and was soon producing furniture for the likes of the police station, the postal service, ministries, technical universities and hospitals. More longstanding collaborations with legendary cabinetmakers and architects came into play, too.

Rud Rasmussen partnered with Mogens Koch, Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and Kaare Klint, the founder of the design school at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The manufacturer is known to collectors for producing Koch’s versatile bookcases, and, in 1933, Rud Rasmussen debuted Klint’s Safari chair — a clever and timeless interpretation of campaign furniture.

Carl Hansen and Søn acquired Rud Rasmussen in 2011.

Find vintage Rud Rasmussen seating, case pieces and decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Rud Rasmussen
Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany 2 Drawer Desk, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Bernt Petersen
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Bernt Petersen Writing Desk, c1960s Bernt Petersen designed desk, produced in Denmark by master cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark in the 1960s. Solid mahogany legs and drawer ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Kaare Klint Table in Mahogany for Rud, Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint table of mahogany with pull-out extension underneath top. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, 1930s. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØ...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Very Rare and Original Writing Table PK53 by Poul Kjaerholm for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Poul Kjærholm
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This stunning example is in museum condition, all completely original, not perfect, but very nicely used, the Oregon Pie top has a wonderful patine, with no real digs or scratches. T...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Desk Pine and Patinated Leather Designed by Martin Nyrop for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Martin Nyrop
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Desk in pine and patinated leather. Designed by MAA. Martin Nyrop as interior for Copenhagen town hall in 1905. Made in Denmark by Cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen cabinetmakers. Great ori...
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Early 1900s Danish Scandinavian Modern Antique Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Poul Kjaerholm Professor Desk for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Kjaerholm professor desk. Oxidixed steel frame and top of Oregon Pine. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Table in Pine and Patinated Leather Designed by Martin Nyrop for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Martin Nyrop
Located in Lejre, DK
Table in pine and patinated leather. Designed by MAA. Martin Nyrop as interior for Copenhagen town hall in 1905. Made in Denmark by Cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen cabinetmakers.  
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Early 1900s Danish Scandinavian Modern Antique Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Pine

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Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables for sale on 1stDibs

The Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 9 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original desks and writing tables by Rud Rasmussen were created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century.. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider desks and writing tables by Fritz Hansen, Kaare Klint and Poul Kjærholm. Prices for writing tables and Rud Rasmussen desks can vary depending on size, time and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,709 and tops out at $14,570, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $8,759.

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