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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
Very Rare and Original Writing Table PK53 by Poul Kjaerholm for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
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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Steel

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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Steel

Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, circa 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Bernt Petersen
Located in London, GB
Bernt Petersen Mahogany Writing Desk, circa 1950s Four drawer executive desk produced in Denmark by master cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Solid mahogany legs and drawer...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

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Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are 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. Many of the original desks and writing tables by Rud Rasmussen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider desks and writing tables by Arne Jacobsen, Feldballes Møbelfabrik, and Fritz Hansen. Prices for Rud Rasmussen desks and writing tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,471 and can go as high as $8,358, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,402.

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