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Editorial Staff Exhibitions, Furniture & Decorative Arts, Magazine

Recent issues of The Magazine ANTIQUES have delved into the history and collecting of 20th-century design. The September 2008 article “The lost generation of Danish design” by Gregory Cerio is just one example. For readers interested in learning more about Denmark’s design masters the website Danish-furniture.com offers a fine introduction. The non-commercial website was launched by Dansk Møbelkunst, a Copenhagen-based gallery that specializes in 20th-century Scandinavian design and that has its own e-commerce site. Danish-furniture.com features a number of well-known designers including Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobson, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Poul Kjærholm, and Verner Panton. It gives an account of their life and work and illustrates many of their top designs with beautifully photographed examples. The website currently includes three virtual exhibitions that explore plywood, folding furniture, and Jacobsen’s commission for SAS’s Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Danish-furniture.com also provides links to other Danish design resources on the web including museums, architects, and manufacturers. Check out the slideshow above to see some of our favorites.