A Danish dining table and chairs, beautifully crafted from rosewood. These are some of the most elegant dining chairs we have seen from Danish designer Johannes Andersen. Danish furniture maker Christian Linneberg exemplified simple, organic Scandinavian style and this is evident in these gorgeous chairs. This design from Johannes Andersen marks a high point in the company’s history. Every detail has been considered in the construction of the chairs. The dining table has a gorgeous, rich rosewood grain and extends via two additional leaves to seat 6 or 8, 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.
This set has a super look but, naturally, there is a little fading to the rosewood in places.
Table: L117 x H73 x D117cm (Length extends to both 155cm and 193cm)
Chairs: D47 x W48 x H76cm (Seat Height: 46cm)