Our great friend and master architect Arne Vodder passed away on the evening of Sunday December 27th. It is with great sadness we say farewell to him.
In 1951, Arne began collaborating with designer Anton Berg, the pair working together on over 1000 modular housing projects with one of the Denmark’s largest builders.
Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, Arne worked with Sibast, designing a range of furniture that found a huge market in corporate offices and banks throughout the United States.
His famous desk design was collected and used by the likes of United States President Jimmy Carter, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and an infamous Chicago gangster.
Arne’s designs from the period, with their stylish materials and exacting proportions, remain contemporary and modern; in strong demand more than 50 years after they were last produced.
We have lost a friend and a great talent. Our deepest sympathies to Jonna and the Vodder family.