Furniture designer Jesper Holm designs and builds elegant, functional furniture with personality to last for generations, utilizing traditional carpentry methods and treating wood with linseed oil. Possessed of the same background that many Danish design greats share, Holm both continues and renews the Scandinavian design ideology.
His perfectly balanced Biotop Sofa (1992; Koln Sofas) has an aesthetic purity about it with its lightweight stainless steel geometric base apposed with leather upholstery in parts. It is a striking choice, appearing both classic and stylish at the same time and truly realising Holm’s ideal as he asserted- “I seek the simple, the functional, the clear and the calm.”
Illustrious Norwegian interior designer Fredrik Kayser’s Model 711 (1960; Emerson Sofa in various armchair or seater options) stands out amongst his body of award-winning work and has retained its light, timeless looks over the years, fitting in both traditional and contemporary decors.
Charles and Ray Eames' Molded Plastic Chairs (1948-1950) were the first plastic chairs to be industrially manufactured, including the Desmond Chair, the Rada Armchair and the Maja Rocking Chair with its uncovered, cup-like seats and iconic wood and wire rocker bases.
The Panton Chair (1957-1967; S Chair) by experimental Danish designer Verner Panton is part of the Danish Culture Canon and has withstood the vicissitudes of popularity over time, in part thanks to supermodel Kate Moss who posed nude on it on the cover of British Vogue.