Arne Vodder

Arne Vodder, Bemodern

Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder, born in 1926, is among the most influential Scandinavian mid-century designers. A student of the famous furniture designer Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder started designing furniture for Fritz Hansen, France & Son and Sibast and received worldwide recognition and success. His beautiful designs were nicely detailed and modest in their expression, almost without exception based on natural materials. Rosewood and teak – according to the fashion at the time – seem to have been the preferred materials, often combined with colourful panels catching the eye. Today, Vodder is perhaps most appreciated for his beautiful rosewood and teak sideboards designed in the 1950-1960′s and produced by Sibast Furniture. Pieces by Vodder are regularly seen at high-end 20th century design auctions, and rare pieces can reach really high prices. Arne Vodder died in 2009.