The coffee table is designed in 1951 by Arne Wahl Iversen for Nykøbing Falster Møbelfabrik.
What makes this table unique is the lower parts. The construction that holds the tabletop is a single stand-alone construction including the legs. A really elegant and light framework. Other tables have the legs mounted directly onto the tabletop. Originally two versions were made: a smaller one of which only a few hand-drawings exist and a larger version which is documented by several work prints. At that time Skovgaard Jensen had two factories and as they could not agree on which table to produce they decided that one was to be made in Ringkøbing and the other one in Falster.
Arne Wahl Iversen
Arne Wahl Iversen was born in 1927 in the small town of Nyborg in Denmark.
He grew up in his fathers’ furniture store and from a young age showed a talent for design. Arne took education as furniture craftsman in Odense and then moved to Copenhagen where he attended the Kunstakademiet (art academy) from 1949-1951 in the school of furniture art lead by Mr. Kaare Klint.
At the age of 25, Arne returned to Nyborg and founded his own studio for furniture design with the idea to make elegant and functional furniture in extraordinary handmade quality.
He soon became one of the most recognized designers of Scandinavian Midcentury Modern Design.
Arne worked until the beginning of 80’ies and has left behind several contemporary design treasures that are now being re-produced 1-1 by Skovgaard Jensen who was one of Arne Wahl Iversen’s favourite partners.