Lot: 483

Bodil Kjaer
Writing desk with container, c. 1959

Bodil Kjaer Pedersen, E. & Son, Dänemark

H. 73 x 184 x 92 cm. Made by E. Pedersen & Son, Denmark. Wooden construction, walnut veneer, stained dark, oakwood, square metal tube, white formica. Marked: Maker's branding.

With: container on casters. The desk is part of the one furniture series that Bodil Kjaer had designed. It was in high demand in the early 1960s and starred prominently in two James Bond movies ('From Russia with Love' and 'You only live twice'). The actor Michael Caine and Prince Philip of England are said to have been some of the first customers.

Award: 8,000 €

155B - International Design
03. March 2021 at 3:00 PM

Literature:

Hansen/Petersen, Den Store Danske Møbelguide, n.p.r. 2005, p. 30; Brun, Bodil Kjaer Elements of Architecture, Copenhagen n.d.r., p. 2ff.