*Restoration back to excellent condition is included in the price*
Arne Vodder Credenza, Model 29, for Sibast. The doors were designed to be reversible with black lacquer on one side and teak on the other, choose the look you love. The sideboard has 6 drawers and two adjustable shelves behind 2 sliding doors. The beautiful bowtie front drawers are a beautiful statement piece for any lounge or dining room. Definitely a conversation piece. The backside of this piece is also finished in teak so that this sideboard can be used completely free-standing in any room. World-famous for winning the 1958 Triennale design award.
Dimensions: 72" L x 19.5" D x 30" H.
About the Designer:
Arne Vodder is one of the most acclaimed Danish architects of the mid-20th century. He is known for his simplistic style that relies on organic forms, as well as his unparalleled use of high quality materials which made him one of the leading figures of Danish modernism.
In the 1940s, Vodder first studied under master carpenter Niels Vodder and later at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, where he was taught and mentored by the legendary architect and designer Finn Juhl. Arne Vodder and Finn Juhl became close friends. In the 1950s and 1960s, Vodder collaborated extensively with Sibast Furniture and designed many pieces of furniture for the manufacturer that enjoyed wide international success. Furniture designed by Vodder and made by Sibast Furniture even went to the White House, the Vatican, and the UN headquarters in Geneva, among other prominent locations.
Before concentrating on furniture alone, in 1951 he opened his own studio with the architect Anton Borg. Together they designed some 1,100 low-cost houses which proved to be a great success. In the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when Denmark was receiving international recognition for its furniture, he designed a wide range of items. His works are simple and modest, crafted in natural materials such as rosewood and teak and, in particular, are free of sharp edges.
One of his more notable pieces are his model 29 and 29A rosewood/teak sideboards with asymmetric design and curved drawers shaped to avoid the need for handles. The timeless design of the pieces combines exotic wood with colored door panels.
Another classic is his chaise lounger in teak and beech covered in leather and produced by Bovirke. Other pieces include tables, desks, sofas and hall furniture, inspired by nature with soft, organic, elegantly curved lines.
From the 1950s, Vodder worked with the furniture company Sibast on several sets of office furniture which did particularly well on the American market, even arousing the interest of Jimmy Carter. In the 1960s, the furniture not only reached the White House but could be seen in banks, airline offices, embassies and hotels across the globe. Vodder also arranged international exhibitions in Sweden, England, Austria and the United States together with Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel.