2012 Brochure - 28 Pages

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2012 Brochure

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design is the starting point • hand craftsmanship the path solid wood the media • heirlooms the endgame

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Paere Dansk collects rare timbers and controls the making of new solid wood pieces one-by-one-by hand and adds these new pieces to its collection of vintage Danish rosewood dining tables and chairs. Paere Dansk furniture is the haute couture of “vintage modern” or “mid-century modern”, terms that are problematic because they refer to furniture made and/or designed 50-70 years but say nothing about how the furniture was made. The problem arises when comparing an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair or Swan chair with a Helge Vestergaard Jensen rocking chair or daybed. Arne Jacobsen designed furniture to...

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Stealth desk hand made of wenge H75cm W120cm D64cm

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Designed and made by Jack Pearson, the Stealth desk is the first piece from Paere Dansk designed and made in England. One might be forgiven for speculating if the designer-maker’s surname were not a pseudonym created by Paere Dansk (literally translated” “pear Danish”) to perpetuate the fiction that design is the preeminent value in collectable furniture and, given that designing is largely a personal process, Paere Dansk needed to create a name around which to spin hype about “the design“.   Taking nothing away from the design or designer, Jack Pearson has achieved with the Stealth desk...

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The Handy chair was designed during the 1960s by Illum Wikkelso. Turn your hands face up with pinkies adjacent. Bend your fingers into a cup while separating your second finger from your pinkies and middle fingers. If you can do this, you get the idea. The chair is also very handy to have in and move about the sitting room.

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Designed in 1957 by Kai Kristiansen, this dining or desk chair could as well have been designed today. The sharp lines and unconventional angles are balanced by oval-shapes of legs, armrest and backrest. The frame’s structure cleverly creates half-length elbow-rests, which means the chair doesn’t fill a room and allows sitting as close to the table as desired. The backrest pivots a couple of centimetres to support your lower back when sitting upright or to support your middle back when reclining with elbows on the half-arms, allowing you to stretch your legs out straight in front. The...

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Designed in 1961, Helge Vestergaard Jensen’s rocking chair is chiselled and skeletal. This single monocoque rocker has armrests that take the form of a forearm and wrist. Missing is a hand, inviting you to complete the picture. The fluted-leather skin draws the eye vertically and narrows your perspective, so maintaining a taut, sharp and modern look. Available in rosewood, wenge and walnut. H102 D76 W61cm

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Saddle chair design by Ejnar Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen in 1959 Available in rosewood, wenge and cherry.

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Available in rosewood and wenge. Designed in 1955, Helge Vestergard Jensen’s daybed is a metaphor for the human skeleton. Two spinal columns support a cage of ribs. The legs and arms bend like elbows and knees. The torso is stitched together by 150 meters of nylon cord in place of skin. Looking to nature for design inspiration was at the heart of organic designs from the 1950s. Vestergaard Jensen takes the inspiration beyond just visual metaphor and actually looks at mechanical elements of the human body to create a dynamic bed that flexes like the human body. Twenty ball and socket joints...

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The PD60 dining table combines centuries old detailing with centuries old timber in a clean, modern package that will last for centuries physically and aesthetically. A novel approach to engineering allows this all and only solid wood table to breath in during the winter and out during the summer without adverse effects. Paere Dansk makes this table in lengths up to 6 meters with only 4 legs at the corners using the table-length timbers’ own tensile strength. Available in rosewood, wenge, zebrano and others timbers in just about any size.

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The PD55 table has an organic design that is at home in 1950s Denmark and in contemporary homes today. The branch like legs grow up from the floor and branch out to support the floating solid wood table top. An optional butterfly extension leaf sits under the table top and can be unfolded with ease to extend the table up to 280cm. Available in rosewood, wenge, zebrano and other timbers in lengths up to 280cm.

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The PD11 table has an Korean flavour without the tapering legs more typical of Danish mid-century tables. While rounded off square legs and edges put Paere Dansk at risk of being sued by Apple for copyright infringement for resembling the rounded square icons found on the ipad, the inlaid blond wood borders lend a esthetic structure and are not copyrighted by Apple.

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In 1926, Kaare Klint applied to the Danish royal family to open a Furniture Department within the Art Academy in Copenhagen. One might imagine that a furniture department within an art academy might logically have an emphasis on design. The truth was quite the opposite. Kaare Klint’s teaching can be summarised under two principles: • do not re-invent the wheel when designing furniture; look instead to ancient furniture from China, Eqypt and Greece for proven structures and design at the margin; improve ancient forms by applying mathematical measurements to improve functionality, comfort and...

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Niels Otto Moller designed and made his own pieces. Mastery of both fields led to timeless designs with subtle almost imperceptible detailing, best in class durability (after 50 years of use less than 5% of joints require regluing) and an ingenious seat construction that succeeds both aesthetically and ergonomically.

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This dining room set was made for Orupgaard Estate, Falster, Denmark, of which the main building was built in English style by the English Baron Charles de Selby in 1812. From 1840, Orupgaard changed hands until 1938, when it was bought by Danish industrialist Knud Hojgaard, who restored it to the English style introduced by Baron Charles de Selby and ordered tthis Brazilian rosewood table that extends to 8m to seat 24 chairs of solid Brazilian rosewood and wicker back.

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