Cuban Mahogany Dining Table & Set of Six Chairs
Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, 1930s
A beautiful solid Danish mahogany dining table and set of six chairs - exceptionally rare. Designed by Tove and Edvard Kindt Larsen, c. 1935.
This is a particularly interesting example of a collaborative venture between Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen at the beginning of their careers. The tonality of the wood in both the table and chairs is beautifully warm, and the finish remains in incredible condition. The rectilinear dimensions of the table offset the acute angles of the chair-backs, resulting in a classic and timeless dining set.
Traditional yet undoubtedly modern in detailing; this set points towards Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen's later designs. This set therefore represents a fulcrum of the spouses' departure away from traditional dining furniture.
The Kindt-Larsen’s were known and are remembered for their awareness of trends in furniture design. However, this dining set predates the Kindt-Larsen’s expression of contemporary design, seen in their work throughout the 1950s. Rather, this set, with its elegant solidity, is most akin to the historically anchored work of Kaare Klint, a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In the late-1920s Klint taught both Tove & Edvard, most significantly perhaps, the importance of proportions -both historic and those informed by anthropometrics.
Both the table and chairs have been thoughtfully restored, with a new off-white linen upholstered to the chairs. Some slight burn marks are evident on the leaves of the table, showing its past use.
The table and chairs are available separately, price on request.
Extended Width: 228cm