Drawn HM3 white oiled oak by Hvidt & Mølgaard 1956 CHF650.00
Drop Leaf HM5 white oiled oak by Hvidt & Mølgaard 1956 CHF1,175.00
The 1956 Drawn chair by Hvidt & Mølgaard stands out as a definitive piece of Danish design. Relying upon traditional craftsmanship techniques and built out of organic materials, it brings a sense of wholesome honesty to any space. Available in oak or walnut, it comes in two versions: a wider model with arm rests, or one without.

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

Renowned for the simplicity of their works, the duo established a simple and precise aesthetic designing countless pieces of furniture over the years, many of which became icons of the era. The success of the AX chair (crafted in 1950) was a seminal moment for the pair. Not only did its smooth, tightly controlled silhouette secure their stance as leaders of Danish modernism, but the use of laminated wood allowed the chair to be produced on a mass scale and exported internationally. This forward-thinking approach to industrialized production paved the way for a new movement that drew upon classical craftsmanship techniques to make affordable, beautifully crafted home furnishings.

Both Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen boasted superior technical skills. Mølgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Kaare Klint, while Hvidt gained knowledge of traditional craftsmanship during his time studying cabinetry at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Today, their work can be found exhibited at MoMA, Melbourne’s National Gallery, and Copenhagen’s Design Museum.

In Stock

CHF782.00

Product category
Chair

Production process
The chair is made from turned and milled solid wood with a formpressed backrest. The seat is hand-woven from more than 100 meter natural paper cord

Environment
Indoor

Material
Solid wood, formpressed wood veneer & paper cord

Finishes
White Oiled Oak
Oiled Walnut

Gliders
Wagner Quick-click felt gliders with interchangeable plastic inserts installed as standard.

Dimensions
H: 78cm/30.7in, W: 49cm/19.3in, D: 46cm/18.1in,
Seat Height: 46cm/18.1in, Seating Depth: 42cm/16.5in

Weight
Walnut: 4.2 kg
Oak: 4.4 kg

Cleaning instructions
Please download our Material Care & Cleaning instructions through www.andtradition.com

Packaging dimensions & weight
H: 82cm/32.3in, W: 52cm/10.5in, D: 47cm/18.5in
Walnut: 7.2 kg, Oak: 7.5 kg

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