Extra Large Arne Vodder Dining Table in Rosewood
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Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture, rosewood, dining table, Denmark, 1960s.
This dining table or conference table is executed with rosewood veneer. The straight top that is made out of three pieces is supported with a sculptural frame that has three sections of legs amounting to nine circular legs in total. The table is executed by the Danish maker Sibast. The aesthetics are quintessentially Vodder's as is seen in the understated yet strong visuals and thickness of the top and legs.
Arne Vodder (1926-2009) should be counted among the most influential Scandinavian midcentury designers, although he is not as well-known as for instance Hans Wegner or Arne Jacobson. Once a student to famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, who later became his friend and business partner. Vodder started out as an architect who designed low-cost housing, later on he began designing furniture. Although his designs are anything but low-quality, his aim for functional design that could be used by all remained important. He designed amongst others for Fritz Hansen & Sibast.