Fletværk - The story of the Danish wicker furniture , design historian Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen (b. 1961) tells the story of the Danish furniture in rattan, willow and reed - which perhaps has not before received much attention in the history of Danish design and culture. Lyngbye Peder's book shows, among other things, that wicker furniture today has had a renaissance as vintage furniture and as newly produced furniture from the East.
In the 1850s, wicker furniture became a permanent fixture in the wealthy bourgeoisie's health resorts and spa hotels. During the 20th century, the furniture found its way into Danish homes as architect-designed furniture and became part of the history of 'Danish Modern'. And for many Danes, wicker furniture rhymes with the classic Danish summer houses, since in the 1950s the furniture became a permanent interior in many of the holiday country's black wooden houses.
In the 1970s, wicker furniture was supplanted by new ways of furnishing. Steel and plastic found their way into Danish homes, and the wicker furniture once again moved out into the garden room and into the summer houses, which in the meantime had become popular as the Danes got cars and more free time.
As this book shows, wicker furniture has had a renaissance today as vintage furniture and as newly produced furniture from the East.
Dimensions: H: 30.7 x W: 24.0 x D: 3.5 cm
Author: Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen