Arne Hovmand-Olsen Woven Pieces
Danish furniture designer Arne Hovmand-Olsen was born in Kirkeby Sogn in 1919; passed away in 1989.
Arne began a cabinetry apprenticeship with the cabinetmaker Peder Olsen Sibast at his furniture factory.
Hovmand-Olsen enrolled in a technical school specializing in furniture design in Århus in 1941. After graduating, he established his own furniture studio, creating designs in the Scandinavian modern style.
Hovmand-Olsen’s designs were simple in form with clean lines, organic curves, and tapered legs.
Notable designs include his Model 175 Chair (1955)—which is often mistaken for N.O. Møller’s Model 77 Chair due to their similar forms
Hovmand-Olsen designed furniture for Alf Juul Rasmussen, A. R. Klingenberg & Søn, Bramin, Elven Geertsen, J.L. Møller, Jutex, Mogens Kold Møbelfabrik, P. Mikklesen, Pedersen & Knap, and Skovmand & Andersen.
Model 175 Chair (1955)
Model 175 Chair (1955)
Arne Hovmand Olsen designed Chair 175 for Mogens Kold. I'm not sure if it's true for all of these lovely vintage chairs however this set used flat-headed nails to attach the Danish cord to the chair frame. As part of the restoration process Caning Canada removed the old material and supply and installed the Danish hook nails prior to weaving the new Danish cord. If you would like further details of these services or other Danish cord repair services offered by us we have a dedicated page for Danish cord repairs.
The MK 310 Danish modern teak dining chair was designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold from 1960 to 1969. The MK 310 set Caning Canada restored used staples to fasten the Danish cord to the chair frame.
David is just about a professional staple remover. Now I'm a highly competitive person. In this case, I step aside and let David do his thing. David is my champion in many ways including being my number one staple remover. Thank you, David.
Once the staples have all been removed David installs the Danish hook nails prior to weaving the new Danish cord.
This chair looks very similar to Hans Wegner's W2 Chair as shown below. Caning Canada restored the W2 chair with a binding cane.
The final result of both chairs is beautiful and shows how changing material or pattern totally changes the look of a chair.
Dimsnsions: 19.5” W x 19” D x 29.75” H x 17” H
Arne Hovmand-Olsen Teak & Paper Cord Stool, Denmark 1950.
Danish cord is available in natural or beige, white and black. Changing the colour of this beautiful material on a woven piece is another way to update or personalize your woven pieces. We have a dedicated page for Danish cord if you want to dive into the details.