Auctioneer Hans Jørgen Eriksen led the furniture auction, which finished the Images of Danish Furniture event.
It was an impressive end to the eight-week furniture exhibition in the foyer of the House of Industry in Copenhagen, when the exhibition furniture from Images of Danish Furniture came up for auction in the afternoon on 26 September. Over 100 employees from the Confederation of Danish Industry were in place in the canteen when auctioneer Hans Jørgen Eriksen from Holstebro Auctions swung the hammer over more than 70 different items of furniture and home-accessories, which the exhibiting companies had wanted to put on sale. The atmosphere was nice, and there was a great eagerness to bid at the offered goods that almost were all sold.
At the auction, furniture was sold at prices from DKK 30,000 and lower. Everything sold for more than the specified minimum prices is considered surplus and goes – less for a few auction costs – directly to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
The accounts are not made up yet, but we expect to be able to give somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 DKK to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. It is a great pleasure that so many colleagues supported the project – both to support a good cause and to get a piece of Danish furniture with a unique story, says Michael Eirup from Association of Danish Wood and Furniture Industries, the project manager on Images of Danish Furniture.