Our new Sales Agent Rasmus took me the to Dansk Kunst museum today, othwerwise known as the Danish Musuem of Art & Design. I remember last time I was here with my very round, very pregnant wife!
It is a museum in Copenhagen for Danish and international design and crafts. It features works of famous Danish designers like Arne Jacobsen, Jacob Jensen & Kaare Klint, who was one of the two architects who remodeled the former Fredericks Hospital (built 1752–57) into a museum in the 1920s.
The museum houses the biggest library for design in Scandinavia. It also hosts a fully annotated and illustrated database of all furniture made in Denmark from 1900 to 2000, originally compiled by Reese and Marilyn Palley and later donated to and further developed by the museum. This very famous collection is known as the furnitureindex.dk.
Rasmus has a contact there, Christian who runs the museum. We met and had a great chat about AV’s work. He was thrilled to find out we were putting it back into production and asked if we might be able to organize for a vintage piece of AV’s work for them and for any of Arne’s drawings or sketches for their collection. It was great to meet someone who lives and breathes what we do every day.
Check out furnitureindex.dk, the most complete index of all furniture design from Denmark for the last 100 years!