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Niels Koefoed


丹麦家具设计师 Niels Koefoed 活跃于20世纪中叶,同时拥有一个家具工厂的他设计了一系列高品质的丹麦现代风格家具。

他所拥有的家具工厂 Koefoed Hornslet 以其所在的城镇命名,在1920年代由 Koefoed 的父亲 Einar Koefoed 创立。Hornslet 镇在20世纪后期拥有三个不同领域的家具生产商:精细家具、软包面料和橱柜,Koefoed Hornslet 就是致力于生产精细家具的工厂,其中餐椅是最受欢迎的类别。

1964年,Koefoed 设计了Eva椅,简洁的形态和靠背上的三个木条,彰显了现代主义风格。Eva椅是“三把餐椅”系列之一,另外两把是Ingrid椅(1960年代)和Lis椅(1961年),据说这些椅子都是以 Koefoed 生命中重要的女性来命名的。而在1957年设计的Peter椅,则被认为是以他的儿子来命名的。

2004年,Koefoed Hornslet 将生产转移到泰国,并一致持续至今。尽管 Koefoed 许多家具是由制造商 Casø 生产的,但在古董市场上,需求量较大的还是世纪中叶 Koefoed Hornslet 生产的产品。

Danish furniture designer and factory owner Niels Koefoed created a wide range of dining room furniture in the typical Danish modern style during the mid-century period.

Named after the town it was located in, the furniture factory Koefoed Hornslet was founded by Koefoed’s father Einar Koefoed in the 1920s. The town of Hornslet boasted three furniture producers in the late 20th-century, each specializing in different areas of the design industry: fine furniture, upholstery, and cabinetry. Koefoed Hornslet was dedicated to producing fine furniture, although Niels’ most popular designs were dining room chairs.

In 1964, Koefoed designed the modernist Eva Chair, which featured three vertical slats on the back rest, and was produced by Koefoeds in a choice of teak or rosewood. Eventually, rosewood was phased out, replaced by cherry. The Eva Chair was part of a series of three dining chairs, the other two being the highly-organically shaped Ingrid Chair (1960s) and the ladderback Lis Chair (1961), all of which are believed to have been named after important women in Koefoed’s life, Ingrid being Koefoed’s daughter. The Peter Chair (1957) is thought to have been named after his son.

In 2004, Koefoed Hornslet moved production to Thailand, where it continues today. Although a number of Koefoed’s mid-century designs are produced by furniture manufacturer Casø, it is the original mid-century era productions that are in great demand on the vintage market.

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