A Danish dining table and chairs, beautifully crafted from teak. These are some of the most elegant dining chairs we have seen from Danish designer Johannes Andersen. Danish furniture maker Udlum Mobelfabrik exemplified simple, organic Scandinavian style and this is evident in these gorgeous chairs. The company often collaborated with leading architects. This design from Johannes Andersen marks a high point in the company’s history. Every detail has been considered in the construction of these chairs, from the single curved back-strut to the subtle tapered legs which are elegantly framed in the original fabric. The dining table has a gorgeous grain and extends via two additional leaves to seat 8 or 10, when required.
While information on designer Johannes Andersen is limited and difficult to verify, it is believed that he was born in 1903 in Aarhus, Denmark, and that he initially apprenticed as a cabinetmaker. He went on to work for many years in a number of workshops before opening his own architectural and furniture workshop in the 1930s. Andersen’s designs span seating, tables, and storage in well-crafted materials, such as rosewood and teak. His career paralleled the midcentury’s growing appreciation for Danish furniture designs, and he attracted international attention—particularly for coffee tables like the highly sculptural Smile Table.
Andersen worked steadily for his own firm—as well as Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian companies such as Trensum, CFC Silkeborg, Bramin, and Uldum Møbelfabrik—until he closed his shop in his eighties. He passed away in 1991.
L150 x H74 x D105cm (Length extends to both 200cm and 250cm)