First Movers

15.6. – 9.9.2018

We invite you to join our exhibition taking you through 5.000 years of furniture history. A journey through time, back from the old pharaohs and up until today.

In the midst of golden beds, majestic thrones, ordinary stools, and three-legged tables, you can follow the connecting threads between the ancient furniture and the modern furniture. The Egyptian furniture does not look like typical furniture, as we know from our homes. Or does it?

Architect and cabinetmaker Dan Svarth (born 1942) has been doing research in Egyptian furniture from the Pharaoh era since the early 1990ies. Dan has visited museums around the world to study, survey and record the furniture found in Egyptian graves. Furniture findings, which in some cases date back to 3,000 years B.C.

Thereafter Dan set out for a registration realized in model sizes. Thus, all furniture findings now exist as physical miniature models as well. These can be turned, tilted and viewed from all angles. Dan’s work with the models thus span over almost 30 years and the collection includes chairs, stools, beds, footrests, chests, seats, headrests and boxes, as well as war charlottes, canopies, small jars and drawings of the furniture in real-size.

On display you also find:

  • Taburet tegnet af Alvar Aalto
  • PK9 af Poul Kjærholm
  • Klismostype-stol af G.F. Hetsch
  • Barcelona-stolen af Mies van der Rohe
  • Safaristolen af Kaare Klint
  • Stol af Gerrit Rietveld
  • Øreklapstolen af Kaare Klint
  • Klapstol af Bernt
  • Høvdingestolen af Finn Juhl
  • Savbriksen af Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen
  • Daybed af Bruno Mathsson
  • Den egyptiske foldestol af Ole Wanscher
  • Folde-bord af Ole Wanscher
  • Kabinet af Jacob Hermann
  • Stol af John Kandell
  • Tråd – stol af Astrid Tolnov
  • Tram – bord af Akiko Ken Made
  • Egypterstolen af Finn Juhl
  • Taburet af Bernt
  • Kongeserien – stol af Rud Thygesen og Johnny Sørensen
  • Badekar
  • Havehyndeboks

The modern furniture courtesy of KADK – Collection of chairs, Dansk Møbelkunst, OneCollection – House of Finn Juhl, Skovshoved Møbelfabrik and private owners.

Also thanks for support from The Danish Arts Foundation and Kvadrat