Our friends at Collectors Weekly have just drawn our attention to this fascinating interview with Andrew Hollingsworth, author of Danish Modern. Hollingsworth is a Chicago dealer of fine Scandinavian furniture and talks about the roots of Danish Modern design, its evolution, some of its best-known practitioners, and the reason why the chair is such of symbol of the aesthetic. Well worth a read!
“The person who’s considered the grandfather of the style is Kaare Klint. His belief was that form had been perfected throughout history, and that there was no need to reinvent it. He thought that the basic proportions of a chair, for example, had already been refined, and he opposed what some of his European counterparts were trying to do in the Bauhaus movement. Rather than reinventing the chair, he believed we could add modernity to it in terms of line, and then eventually materials, although he was essentially a traditionalist on the materials side of things, too.” While we aren’t particularly big fans of Klint, we like his mantra, and the chair pictured here the Faarborg.