Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset for B&B Italia -Unique 'Grande Papilio' lounge Elmgreen & Dragset for B&B Italia -Unique 'Grande Papilio' lounge

In 2009 Wallpaper* commissioned three one-off editions of B&B's iconic Grand Papilio chair. Giants of fashion and furniture design Viktor&Rolf, Elmgreen & Dragset and Baron & Baron created their own off-the-wall versions of the chair. Danish and Norwegian duo Elmgreen & Dragset created a piece twisted with ropes that featured the text: 'Oh Christ, is it a Christo?'

Michael Elmgreen, born 1961 in Copengagen, and Ingar Dragset, born in 1969 in Trondheim, Norway, have been producing art and design together since 1995. One of their most recent and famous installation was Van Gogh's Ear which was erected at New York's Rockefeller Center in 2016. The piece features a 30 foot high empty swimming pool on its side.

Niels Jørgen Haugesen

Niels Jørgen Haugesen, String chair, set of 4, with a black, rectangular dining table, made of a wooden top and black, metal table legs. By Tranekaer, around the 1970s Niels Jørgen Haugesen, String chair, set of 4, with a black, rectangular dining table, made of a wooden top and black, metal table legs. By Tranekaer, around the 1970s

The famous String chairs, known for their elegant aesthetic, were created when Danish designer Niels Jørgen Haugesen joined forces with Tranekær Furniture. Born in 1936, Haugesen played an important role in mid-century design. In 1966 he was he was employed by Arne Jacobsen in Copenhagen. Just five years later, he set up his own design studio. Haugesen's work can be seen in collections around the world, including at The Danish Museum of Applied Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Back in 2015 at Catawiki, chairs by Niels Jørgen Haugesen sold for prices between £110 to £220, with one of Haugesen's X-line chairs selling for $150 alone. Check out more realised prices for Niels Jørgen Haugesen at Catawiki here.

Niels Jørgen Haugesen - 6 X-line chairs, Denmark, 1977 Niels Jørgen Haugesen - 6 X-line chairs, Denmark, 1977

Tranekær Furniture began producing furniture in 1974 in the estate of Tranekær Castle. The castle dates back to the 13th Century, and was originally built by by King Valdemar 'The Great' (1131-1182.)

Niels Gammelgaard & Lars Mathiesen for Fritz Hansen

Niels Gammelgaard & Lars Mathiesen for Fritz Hansen – garden set model 'Cafe' Niels Gammelgaard & Lars Mathiesen for Fritz Hansen – garden set model 'Cafe'

Niels Gammelgaard, born 1944 in Copenhagen, played a key role in creating some of IKEA's most iconic designs. After meeting IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, by 1975 Gammelgaard began creating designs for the furniture giant. His most famous, and not coincidentally award winning, designs include the Ted folding chair (1977) and Moment sofa (1985.) These pieces are amongst IKEAS best-selling pieces.

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A set of four of Niels Gammelgaard's 'Omi' chairs designed for IKEA in 1986 sold for £210 at Catawiki in 2015. Search more realised prices for Niels Gammelgaard at Catawiki here.

Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA, Set of 4 vintage 'Omi' chairs, Sweden, 1986 Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA, Set of 4 vintage 'Omi' chairs, Sweden, 1986

Dan-From

Dan-From - Designer lounge chair Dan-From - Designer lounge chair

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Danish design house Dan-Form's designs are a cornerstone for modern furniture. The company is known for commissioning Danish designers to use Danish materials. Their design ethos is focused on sustainable, all wood used is from wood from planted forests and packaged in recycled materials, so no matter what the design, buyers can be sure it is always green.

All pieces featured are currently up for sale at Catawiki. Check out the full catalogue here.

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