Danish Modern style is epitomized by dark wood furniture with clean lines that merge form and function in a most appealing way. It came into its own from 1940 to 1960. Over recent years Danish Modern designs have made a comeback with original vintage pieces being much sought after. Some Danish designers and their work you may easily recognize:


Arne Jacobsen—Egg, Ant and Swan Chairs


Hans Wegner—The Chair and Papa Bear Chair and Ottoman


Verner Panton—Iconic Panton Chair


Finn Juhl—Pelican Chair and Model 45 Chair


Borge Mogensen—Prolific furniture designer. He showed the world Danish Modern.


Kaare Klint—The “father” of Danish Modern

The Danish designers mentioned above are just a few of the many furniture makers that contributed in small and large ways to the success and staying power of Danish Modern style as we know it today. Not all pieces are made of wood, however. Mention the Panton Chair or the Egg Chair and an overwhelming majority of folks will know exactly what you’re talking about. They’ve become iconic designs and a part of our cultural history. The entryway above is simply stunning, with a Shell Chair by iconic Danish designer Hans Wegner. Successful minimalist design.

Wegner Wishbone dining chairs, a Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen and a Finn Juhl Model 45 chair bring Danish Modern style to this Brooklyn brownstone home.

Danish Modern style goes graphic and vibrant in this Panton fabric hung as fabulous artwork. It’s such a retro cool look.

Every Danish Modern style home needs at least one teak sideboard. Craveable and covetable, this one is fabulous Danish perfection.

Here’s another view within that Brooklyn brownstone above. Swan chair and credenza show off great Danish Modern style.

Danish Modern style in a Copenhagen home most inviting and cozy. The fabulous chair is by Bruno Mathsson. It’s such an intriguing modern design.

An amazing Verner Panton Relaxer Armchair is literally the center of attention in this lovely corner dedicated to the Danish designer. It seems time to get your groove on.

An irresistible Danish Modern vanity and stool would complete any bedroom, bath or dressing room. It’s easy to fall in love with this lovely duo.

A Danish Modern walnut bed is sleek and beautiful. So much of this style is all about the wood and the love that goes into creating lovely wood pieces.

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