20th Century Design Online
Nine Tove (1906-1935) and Edvard (1901-1982) Kindt-Larsen for Thorald Madsens Dining Chairs and a Dining Table attributed to Finn Juhl, Denmark, c. 1965, rosewood, teak, and leather, with two leaves, chairs all with brass manufacturer labels, table unmarked, table ht. 28 1/2, wd. 79, dp. 55 1/4, leaf wd. 21 3/4, chair ht. 32, wd. 19, dp. 20 1/2 in.
Note: Tove and Edvard established a studio to work on furniture design, jewelry, accessories, textiles and architecture. Edvard was a trained architect, and Tove studied under Kaare Klint at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
The couple played a significant role in the development of Danish furniture design through their involvement with the Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibitions from the 1930s to the 1960s. Edvard Kindt-Larsen was head of the exhibitions from 1943-1966. Together they organized the exhibitions, and influenced Danish consumers to buy individual pieces of furniture instead of acquiring complete living spaces which had been the traditional approach.
Wear consistent with age and regular use. All chairs with scratches to leather, some by cat. Most chairs with some play in the legs. Table with some play in legs. One chair with damaged front left leg. A few small areas of veneer loss on table top. Light scratches throughout table top with one smaller deeper indentation.
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