The Danish Chair

An international affair


This book is not yet published, but will be available from July 2024.

ISBN: 9788792596628 Category:

Christian Holmsted


The single piece of furniture that became the emblem of Danish design in the 20th Century

Danish designers are renowned around the world for their beautiful and functional chairs. Here is the book that tells the full story of the Danish chairs that were created during the 20th century. The Danish Chair is structured around chair types and illustrates how the ‘golden age’ of Danish furniture design was driven by the study and refinement of historical furniture types. It traces the family relations between the chairs and shows how they influenced each other in terms of detailing, construction and concept. Design was the cultural phenomenon that put Denmark on the world map in the mid 20th century.

The international brand of Danish Design arose in 1949 when American journalists began to write about the Danish furniture at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition. This was not only the beginning of an important export opportunity but was also taken up as a challenge by Danish designers, who became world-renowned for their obsession with creating the perfect chair.

Additional information

Weight 880 g
Dimensions 14.3 x 25.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 20 July 2024
Number of pages 336
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.3 x 25.1 cm
Weight 880 g


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