Danish Design

Introduction

Hotel Alexandra has gradually collected a considerable amount of chairs from the period when Danish furniture design experienced its international breakthrough. A breakthrough which alone was due to the dedication of architects and furniture designers to raising the standards of utility and craftsmanship.

Historic Flashback

Copenhagen’s Carpentry Guild was founded in 1554, where carpenters distinguished themselves from cabinet makers and created an independent association. The regulations for the members’ workshops were many and covered every area.

The Architects

In the 1920’s, a handful of visionary pioneers renewed the Danish furniture tradition by continuing the useful elements from the past and by further developing function and comfort to such a degree that it resounded abroad, resulting in the success which made Denmark a leading furniture production country.

Video Collection

Here Hotel Alexandra has collected a fine selection about Danish vintage design and The Architects like Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen.