Danish Modern

Danish Modern

by Andrew Hollingsworth
     
 
For serious furniture collectors, Danish is more than a pastry-it's an art form. Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean., mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In Modern Danish, Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s

Overview

For serious furniture collectors, Danish is more than a pastry-it's an art form. Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean., mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In Modern Danish, Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s through the impact of two world wars, and its evolution into the twentieth century. The book includes photographic surveys of Danish Modern furniture in homes across the Unites States; a market guide with tips, facts and resources that includes discussions of veneer vs. solid wood, places to find Danish Modern furniture, and a guide to caring for it; and an extensive resource section.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
Chicago antiques dealer Andrew Hollingsworth establishes himself as an expert on Scandinavian furnishings with his first book, "Danish Modern." While many furniture-genre bookstake either a scholarly orpractical approach, "DanishModern" successfully blendsthe two. Hollingsworth'svoice is authoritative and sensible, educating thereader and leading them to affordable, usable finds.

— Shaila Wunderlich

Chicago Tribune - Shaila Wunderlich
Chicago antiques dealer Andrew Hollingsworth establishes himself as an expert on Scandinavian furnishings with his first book, “Danish Modern." While many furniture-genre bookstake either a scholarly orpractical approach, “DanishModern” successfully blendsthe two. Hollingsworth’svoice is authoritative and sensible, educating thereader and leading them to affordable, usable finds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858117
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,212,898
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Despite its name, Danish Modern in many ways transcends the word modern-it is a style that can be incorporated successfully into contemporary and traditional interiors, urban and country alike, lending itself to a timeless and universal appeal. Its forms range from those inspired by the great traditions of furniture making in the ancient world to free flowing organic shapes that seem to define the twentieth century. Its materials range from lighter, more casual woods like European oak to rich, deep woods like Brazilian rosewood.

Meet the Author

Andrew Hollingsworth first started collecting Danish Modern furniture fifteen years ago while living in Europe. Passion for the field led to the founding of his eponymous gallery in 2002 specializing in twentieth-century Scandinavian and contemporary European design.

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