Pair of early Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian teak nightstands, or petite chest of drawers. Each chest features a set of three drawers, the top is divided to create two smaller drawers, which make for great jewelry storage. The diminutive size, simple details and Classic lines make this such a lovely teak set.
One nightstand is teak veneer over plywood. The other is a mixture of teak veneer over plywood and composite. They are unmarked, circa 1950s.
Danish modern is a style of minimalist furniture and housewares from Denmark associated with the Danish design movement. In the 1920s, Kaare Klint embraced the principles of Bauhaus modernism in furniture design, creating clean, pure lines based on an understanding of classical furniture craftsmanship coupled with careful research into materials, proportions and the requirements of the human body. With designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner and associated cabinetmakers, Danish furniture like these teak nightstands thrived from the 1940s through the 1960s. Adopting mass-production techniques and concentrating on form rather than just function, Finn Juhl contributed to the style’s success. Danish housewares adopting a similar minimalist design such as cutlery and trays of teak and stainless steel and dinnerware such as those produced in Denmark for Dansk in its early years, expanded the Danish modern aesthetic beyond furniture.