Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects

News

A fine line between art and kitsch

A trip to the Frankfurt Dippemess offers amazing surprises. The Frankfurt Dippemess looks back on a tradition dating back to the 14th century. At that time, it was a sales market for household goods. Today the Dippemess is Frankfurt's biggest folk fair and offers a lot of fun. Carousel, roller coaster, ghost train, bumper car, ferris wheel - not to mention tasty roasted almonds, cotton candy, game booths and shooting ranges. We were surprised what beautiful treasures there is to discover betw ...

Selected Objects

Lounge Chair (a)

This flag halyard Lounge Chair was something radically new in his time, made of new materials. Hans Wegner´s Chair does not require much carpentry work, but a lot of manual work for his 250 m flag cord. After Wegner studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen he got hired as draftsman for the architecture office of Erik Møller and famous furniture designer Arne Jacobsen before becoming a milestone in Danish design history. Jacobsen and Wegner are next to Finn Juhl and Børge ...

Designer / Artist

Hans Wegner

1936-38 Wegner studies at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen. He then gets hired as draftsman for the architecture office of Erik Møller and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen, who built the Arhus city hall.

During the war he works with his friend Borge Mogensen. Together they develop good, basic and affordable furniture. In the early 40s Wegner interprets older chairs anew, like Windsor and China chairs, in step by step taking off stylistic details and giving them a modern classi ...

Stunning, solid desk designed by Hans Wegner comes with a teak top on four oak legs and frame. The table comes with two drawers with bass details that counter the organic, rounded shapes. Manufactured by Johannes Hansen. Wegner's work is a lifelong quest to understand the nature of wood and use its possibilities. He combines manual with industrial production techniques und designs for numerous Danish furniture manufacturers. Next to Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen Hans Wegner is o ...

Selected Objects

Lounge Chair with Ottoman

Lounge chair with ottoman designed by the famous Danish Ib Kofod-Larsen. Both objects are in perfect condition from 1956 and the leather has an exceptionally beautiful patina. Manufactured by Christensen & Larsen. The benchmark for Danish design completed his studies at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen and won numerous prestigious awards shortly afterwards. His work is characterised by an organic and minimalist design and the use of high-quality materials such as teak, rosewood and fine ...

Designer / Artist

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand positively is the most important French designer and architect. She is born in 1903 in Paris and 1920-25 studies at the École de l‘Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. After graduation she starts designing furniture and causes a sensation with her 'Bar sous le toit' (bar under the roof), made of nickel plated copper and anodized aluminium - designed for her own studio and shown at the exhibition Salon d' Automne in 1927. Here she meets Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jean ...

...
more information / index