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Home Living : June 12th 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7 DESIGNS STILL SITTING PRETTY DENMARK A SEAT OF INNOVATION Susan Redman Three Great Danes. Above: T28 oak chair by Hans Wegner. Left: A hallmark of Finn Juhl's designs from 1945 to 1948 was the floating back and seat. Right: S chair by Verner Panton. FURNITURE AUSTRALIANS love Danish de- sign. After all, our own Sydney Opera House was designed by a Dane, Joern Utzon. Clean lines and an unpreten- tious approach characterise the Danish aesthetic, which is prob- ably why the style has led the way in functional modern furniture and homeware design for years. And it still looks cutting edge; so no wonder that the designs con- tinue to be manufactured today. There are many Danish de- signers of note, but here are some of the most successful and prolific. ARNE JACOBSEN Perhaps the most famous of all, this brilliant furniture designer's talent became widely recognised as a result of his many chair designs, including the sensuous Egg and Swan armchairs (both 1958), as well at the single-piece plywood stack- able dining chair, the 7 chair (1955). FINN JUHL Influenced by the abstract sculptor Jean Arp, as seen in his fleshy Pelican chair (1940) as well as tribal art exhibited in the Chieftain chair (1949), this designer favoured or- ganic shapes. One of the hallmarks of his chair designs from 1945 to 1948 was the floating back and seat. ILLUM WIKKELSO After working as a cabinet maker and interior designer, this indepen- dent designer worked from a studio on a 200-year-old farm to produce his comfortable and durable furniture. HANS WEGNER This most prolific of designers cre- ated more than 500 different chairs, including the Wishbone Chair (1949). It has a Y-shaped back split and a curved back. VERNER PANTON Best known for designing the world's first one-piece moulded plas- tic chair, the Panton S chair (1960), this designer also produced imagin- ative furniture, lamps and textiles in innovative materials, organic sha- pes and pop colours. BORGE MOGENSEN Most of this designer's furniture is characterised by strong, simple lines and was essentially designed for industrial production. Notable items include his modular storage ideas, but also his oak-framed leath- er Hunting Chair (1950) and the boxy and low-slung leather Spanish Chair (1959). YOU ARE INVITED TO COME AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE HUMBLE GRANNY FLAT!!! 3%-).!2 $%4!),3 !44%.4)/. !,, ).6%34/23 Where: .ORTH 2YDE 23, #ORNER OF -AGDALA 0ITTWATER 2OADS .ORTH 2YDE When: 7EDNESDAY TH OF *UNE Time: PM p PM RSVP: "Y -ONDAY TH *UNE TO VINCE CLASSICHOMEIMPROVEMENTS COM AU OR License No.66902C 2075559 5/6 www.fleurfurniture.com.au FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8 Materials in the Raw Paving, Landscape and Building Supplies CHULLORA Cnr Hume Hway & Davidson Rd Ph 9742 6822 Open 6 days GUILDFORD Cnr Oxford & Ruby St Ph 9892 3000 Open 6 days CASULA 619 Hume Hwy Ph 9821 1132 Open 7 days GLADESVILLE Cnr Victoria & Monash Rd Ph 9817 4377 Open 7 days 2066697 12/6 • AGGREGATES • MULCHES • SOIL • OTHER LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES • BUILDING SUPPLIES • PAVERS & RETAINING WALLS 131382 materialsintheraw.com.au NOW DELIVERING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA PAVING & BLOCK SALE PAVERS from .40 cents ea BLOCKS from $2.00 ea Storewide discounts ends 30 June 2012. Mention ad to receive discounts.
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