Arne Hovmand-Olsen Rosewood Wall Mounted Console/Desk c.1960
This is an original mid-century modern wall-mounted Rosewood flip top desk/console with three drawers and dovetail joints. The top flips up to reveal a black laminate working surface with solid brass hinges. Designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen. The piece has retained its original finish with the appropriate condition for the age and use.
- CREATOR Arne Hovmand-Olsen (designer), Denmark.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Rosewood, Brass, Laminate.
- CONDITION Good. Minor wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 8.5 in. x D 12 in. W 59 in. (Open D 23 3/8 in.)
Arne Hovmand-Olsen had the world in mind, both before and after the 1950s, when he became one of Denmark’s renowned furniture desingers. The son of a farmer and an aesthete by nature, he started as an apprentice cabinetmaker, before studying furniture design and pursuing his passion for visual composition and furniture design. In 1944, Arne Hovmand-Olsen opened his own design practice, where he united the details of classic craftsmanship with innovative, modern design.
He was a pioneer, not only in the field of architecture, but also in the field of exporting designer furniture to accommodate the large interest abroad.