Drop Leaf lounge fordable table

design Hvidt & Mølgaard, 1956

The Drop Leaf lounge table takes up the general design of the eponymous dining table, with its foldable swivel wooden frame base. Its aesthetic is inspired by the drop-leaf style, born in England in the 17th century.

The table is available in white oiled oak and oiled walnut. Both versions are enhanced with subtle brass details.

Materials solid oak or walnut, brass, felt glides

Dimensions 80 x 78 x H56 cm – weight walnut 9 kg, oak 11 kg

Drop Leaf white oiled oak

1219 €

Drop Leaf oiled walnut

1765 €

Hvidt & Mølgaard

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.

Viggo Boesen

Viggo Boesen est un architecte relativement peu connu qui contribua de manière significative au développement du design danois au cours des années 1930. Son travail reflète le style scandinave «Funkis», interprétation nordique de l’art déco.

Loin des productions en série et de l'approche less-is-more de l'école de pensée du Bauhaus, Boesen se caractérise par un design doux, chaleureux et presque naïf, qui renouvelait l'esthétique des meubles rembourrés.

Seules quelques-unes de ses créations ont été produites, mais ses idées originales, ses formes organiques et son vocabulaire esthétique ont nourri les créations du modernisme danois durant les décennies suivantes.