An elegant mid-century Scandinavian extending dining table designed by Ole Hald for Danish maker Gudme. Clean lines are a key attribute of this table and Hald has excelled in its design. The extra leaf stores under the table top and easily swings out so that the table can be extended when extra dinner guests are expected. This is a stunning piece of Danish furniture which truly embraces the modernist ideology: form follows function. The table is crafted from highly grained teak and has been paired with a stunning set of six Hovmand Olsen chairs with black vinyl seat pads. These elegant dining chairs are made of teak and were designed for the Danish manufacturer Mogens Kold. Consider your dining room problems solved.
Danish furniture designer Arne Hovmand-Olsen was born in Kirkeby Sogn in 1919. During his formative years, Hovmand-Olsen showed an aptitude for drawing and design and, in 1938, began a cabinetry apprenticeship with the cabinetmaker Peder Olsen Sibast at his eponymous furniture manufactory on Denmark’s island of Funen. Interested in producing his own designs, Hovmand-Olsen enrolled in a technical school specializing in furniture design in Århus in 1941. After graduating, he established his own furniture studio, creating designs in the Scandinavian modern style. His furniture was sold only in Denmark but later found great success when it began to be exported to America.
Hovmand-Olsen’s designs span seating, tables, and secretaries, all of which are characteristically simple in form with clean lines, organic curves, and tapered legs. Like many of his Danish contemporaries, he favoured the use of high-quality, beautifully grained woods like teak and rosewood. Notable designs include his Model 175 Chair (1955)—which is often mistaken for N.O. Møller’s Model 77 Chair due to their similar forms—and the Model 240 Lounge Chair for Mogens Kold (1958).
L140 x D90 x H72cm (Length when extended – 210cm)