Nordic Design in Paris

It’s been 25 years since The Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery opened its doors to the public, offering exceptional Danish and Nordic furniture and design to the masses. In honour of this anniversary the Paris gallery will be showcasing rare pieces from Ole Høstbo’s collection from now until December 23.

Høstbo, the Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery’s founder, started collecting Danish furniture and design as a student. This eventually turned into a life-long career.

Together with his wife, architect Marie-Louise Høstbo, Høstbo has created space to exhibit iconic pieces handcrafted and designed during the 1920s -1970s. Among the likes are Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl’s and Hans J. Wegner’s cabinetmaker’s furniture, and Poul Henningsen’s lamps from the 1920s and 30s.

Today, the Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery, which translates to English  as ‘furniture art’, has showrooms in Copenhagen and Paris. The gallery draws in customers and clientele from around the world pursuing designs with great craftsmanship, functionality and beauty.

“20th century Nordic design possesses a timeless quality and beauty that continue to arouse our admiration and fit into a modern lifestyle. Yet, the pieces came out of a very time-specific cultural movement, characterized by quality and professional pride. That is why they are still so well preserved today,” says Ole Høstbo.

Nordic design at the Paris gallery runs from Dec 6-23. Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm.