Uncompromising classics at furniture auction


This armchair from 1949, with a curving solid walnut frame, seat and back with horizontal slats and drumstick legs, is expected to be one of the highlights at the Peder Moos auction. The chair is valued for 300,000 to 400,000 DKK.

Cabinetmaker and furniture designer Peder Moos (1906-91) is a loner in the Danish furniture history. Peder Moos’ ambition was to highlight the organic nature of the wood in his furniture. He kept the old craft traditions of honor and avoided as such to use nails and screws, but assembled instead his furniture with wooden dowels, which often are visible. He did not use machines, but vowed to hand drills and workbenches. This working method obviously was time consuming and meant that most of Moos’ production consists of unique pieces of furniture, made as commissioned work.

Now the Danish auction company Bruun Rasmussen puts several unique Peder Moos furniture items up for auction. It takes place on March 5, 2015 in Copenhagen. Expectations are high for the auction, as his furniture previously has achieved high prices at Bruun Rasmussen.

Read more about the auction here.