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H:60cm  L:78cm  D:38cm

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Gestempeld “Aksel Kjersgaard Odder made in Denmark”, “Furniture makers Danish control” en genummerd “n°34”

Denemarken, circa 1960

Aksel Kjersgaard

Aksel Kjersgaard was a furniture designer and manufacturer. He created and produced furniture at the height of the Danish mid-century modern movement. In 1952 Kjersgaard returned to Denmark, after working and traveling through Europe and Morocco.  He established his own production company: Aksel Kjersgaard A/S. In 1955 he began producing cabinets , dressers, consoles , and sideboards, carrying all the hallmarks of Danish Modernism. He used woods with beautiful grains such as rosewood and teak, featuring clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic. Kjersgaard collaborated with iconic Danish designer Kai Kristiansen in the 1950s and ‘60s, and Ebbe Gehl & Søren Nissen from 1970. Although there are few production dates or model names available, Kjersgaard’s works are stamped and/or numbered, making them easy to identify and desirable on the vintage market. In fact, many pieces are stamped “Odder”, which is an indication of provenance. His designs were (and continue to be) produced in the Danish municipality of Odder. Kjersgaard’s contribution to the Danish design history is very important. Today, Aksel Kjersgaard A/S is run by his son and continues to produce furniture under the name Naver Collection.