Arne Vodder is one of the great Danes when talking about furniture design. He graduated under the legendary Finn Juhl at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and subsequently had a long successful career. His designs were appreciated by American President Jimmy Carter, but also adorned the United Nations office in Geneva. Internationally acclaimed, but Vodder remained a somewhat unknown name for a long time.The American drama series Mad Men, which follows the ins and outs of a high-end advertising agency from the 1950s in New York, was partly responsible for the revival of mid-century Danish Design. Among others, Arne Vodder's boomerang desk was also represented.
The OS 29 sideboard that we present here was designed in the 1950s for the Danish manufacturer Sibast and exudes class and luxury in all its simplicity. First of all, the appearance is sublime and all parts from doors to drawers seem to relate perfectly to each other. Behind the two sliding doors is the largest amount of storage space and it can be divided separately with height-adjustable shelves. The doors can also be turned over to change the look immediately. On the other side, they are finished in black with teak wooden oval handles serving as an accent. Six bow tie drawers adorn the right side of the cabinet. The body of the cabinet forms a sleek frame and stands on a reinforced base with tapered legs legs.. On top of the corpus, on the wall side, we see Vodder's typical signature, namely his raised edge. This small detail ensures that the transition between the furniture and the back wall is executed in a beautiful manner. Add to this the warm and rich patina of the teak wood and the result is a mid-century classic that fits into a multitude of interior styles.
This OS 29 sideboard has been completely restored in our workshop.