Born in Denmark, architect Arne Vodder (1926-2009) studied in Copenhagen under his friend and mentor the legendary Danish designer Finn Juhl. The pair later worked together as they went on to establish themselves as the pre-eminent Scandinavian designers of the mid-century period.
Mr Vodder started designing furniture for Fritz Hansen, France and Son and Sibast, the latter for which he designed a wide range of furniture which received worldwide recognition and success. His beautiful designs were subtly detailed and modest in their expression. Draw and cupboard handles in organic shapes were seamlessly integrated into the overall designs.
Today, Vodder is perhaps most appreciated for his beautiful rosewood and teak sideboards designed in the 1950’s-1960’s, produced by Sibast Furniture. 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.