Danish designer Ole Gjerlov-Knudsen apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in that distinguished Danish tradition and attended the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He was also a member of the Danish Design Council and became an educator at the Kunsthandvrerkerskolen (School of Arts and Crafts) before eventually Rector of the Departement of Furniture Design. He has had many international exhibitions, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His collaboration with the architect Torben Lind gave birth to their Moduline Sofa series (1962; Louise Sofa in 1 and 2-seater options).
Ole Gjerlov-Knudsen and Torben Lind’s Moduline Sofa (1962; Louise Sofa in 1 and 2-seater options) is a modular sofa with a solid wood frame that is extendable with end and middle parts. This appealing design that allows for personal configurations is accentuated by the plushness of the buttoned leather upholstery with piping detail. Each chair has a unique, tactile quality to it thanks to the nature of the timber used.
The sofa shown above is a replica.
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.