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Arne Vodder Executive Desk in Rosewood


Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler, executive corner desk, rosewood, Denmark 1950s. This desk is executed in a dark tone rosewood. This luxurious piece was designed by one of the best designers Denmark has known and was produced by Sibast. Vodder designed a large series of desks for this company, including this example of the 200 series. This corner desk shows wonderful details, that are very well executed. The solid rosewood legs are slightly tapered, which is a subtle yet important detail. The well-proportioned frame holds the drawer cabinets and return, that beautifully seem to be floating underneath the top. The desk is suited with two drawer units with several drawers. The rising solid edges on the left and right side, beautifully finish the top. The grain and color of the wood give this writing table a very warm expression. The colorful drawers on the in white, yellow and blue are a playful and frivolous addition to this high-quality piece. Arne Vodder (1926-2009) should be counted among the most influential Scandinavian midcentury designers, although he is not as well known as for instance Hans Wegner or Arne Jacobson. Once a student to famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, who later became his friend and business partner. Vodder started out as an architect who designed low-cost housing, later on he began designing furniture. Although his designs are anything but low-quality, his aim for functional design that could be used by all remained important. He designed amongst others for Fritz Hansen & Sibast.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29.34 in. x W 80.52 in. x D 70.28 in.H 74.5 cm x W 204.5 cm x D 178.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
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About Arne Vodder (Designer)

Along with Vernor Panton, Arne Vodder was a leading light of what might be called the “second generation” of forward-thinking 20th-century Danish furniture designers — those who, following in the footsteps of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others, first applied the skills, traditions and philosophical tenets of Danish craftsmanship to a modern furniture idiom.

     As a graduate student in architecture trained by Finn Juhl, Vodder made his mark in the 1960s, when modern design had gained wide acceptance, particularly in the business world. Accordingly, many of Vodder’s chairs are quiet in form — projecting an air of sturdiness and strength, rather than avant-garde styling.

     Vodder’s aesthetic flair was very pronounced in his cabinets and storage pieces — sideboards, bookcases, credenzas and buffets. In such pieces, Vodder liked to play with asymmetry. His bookcases often have a seemingly random array of variously sized shelves and nooks. A typical Vodder sideboard might have four sections, each different in purpose and look: an open stack of vertical shelves, and other cupboards covered with sliding panels in contrasting colored laminates and wood veneers. As you will see from the works on these pages, Arne Vodder had a sense of what kind of design was appropriate for which space: sobriety in the boardroom; playfulness at home.

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