Danish Furniture and Design
Despite the country’s small size, Denmark has had an outstanding influence in the field of design, ushering in the careers of Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, and Finn Juhl, among others. Inspired by the functional designs of the Bauhaus, these modern designers produced furniture and household items with a clean-lined, minimalist aesthetic, adopting new industrial technologies to bring these products to the masses. Some of the most celebrated Danish design objects of the 20th century include Jacobsen’s “Egg” and “Swan” chairs, Wegner’s “Round” and “Wishbone” chairs, Verner Panton’s “Panton” chair, and Poul Henningsen’s “Artichoke” lamp. Denmark is also home to many esteemed design manufacturers, from high-end producers like the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and Georg Jensen to more accessible retailers like HAY and Flying Tiger Copenhagen.