VOGUE Living Australia - - Iconic Style -

‹‹ An early Dan­ish Mod­ern curve­ball, so to speak, is the re­cently dis­cov­ered set of cus­tom fur­ni­ture, de­signed in 1941 by lit­tle-known the­atre ar­chi­tect Orla Høyer for a villa in Copen­hagen’s Fred­eriks­berg dis­trict. The strik­ing suite (below), which com­prised a daybed and four case pieces, feels more ‘Deco’ and glam­orous than Klint’s sober brand of lux­ury — still, that ex­act­ing Dan­ish crafts­man­ship is vis­i­bly ap­par­ent. The suite went un­der the ham­mer at Dan­ish auction house Bruun Ras­mussen in June, and the five pieces sold separately for a to­tal of 420,000 Dan­ish krone (around $82,967), des­tined for Euro­pean gal­leries. Peter Kjel­gaard, head of Bruun Ras­mussen’s de­sign de­part­ment, pro­claimed, “We nor­mally see the great­est de­mand and hun­dred-thou­sand-kro­ner ham­mer prices on de­sign clas­sics by the most fa­mous Dan­ish ar­chi­tects, but this evening we proved that un­known Dan­ish de­sign can also arouse the at­ten­tion of in­ter­na­tional col­lec­tors.”

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