Kurt Østervig, Danish Architect & Furniture Designer

 
Klassik Studio The Hunting chair photographed with the PV Daybed by Poul Volther and the KØ Cube.

Klassik Studio The Hunting chair photographed with the PV Daybed by Poul Volther and the KØ Cube.

Danish Architect, Kurt Østervig (1912-1986)

Danish Architect, Kurt Østervig (1912-1986)

Perhaps you can call Kurt Østervig an underestimated designer, considering his talented work and his recognition. Compared to a large handful of Danish world-renowned furniture architects, Kurt Østervig has never become a name in the same league, though today he is getting more attention – not only from connoisseurs but also from people who stumble upon his great designs.

Kurt Østervig was actually originally an educated shipbuilder who worked at the Odense Shipyard. In 1930, he was employed at the E. Knudsen design studio where he worked as a furniture designer until 1947. At that time, he established his own studio from where the design classics we know today were created.

Kurt Østervig won several design prizes throughout his active career and has been part of the honored exhibition La Triennale in Milan, Italy during the years 1953 and 1960. His furniture designs are also exhibited at MoMA; Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Klassik Studio has noticed his interesting designs and hand-picked a number of fun and creative yet functional and modern furniture to be reissued and reaching the recognition he deserves.

 

The KØ Hunting Chair

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The KØ Hunting Chair, model 168, from Klassik Studio is a robust lounge chair that is meant to be used. The solid wooden frame has a flat armrest making it perfect for your evening whiskey. Using the best materials with natural saddle leather and authentic finishes this chair will become an even more beautiful product after years of use.

The KØ Hunting Chair has been reissued by Klassik Studio with a frame in natural oak, smoked oak or black stained oak and with a seat in natural, cognac, dark brown or black leather hide.

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The KØ Cube by Kurt Østervig

The KØ Cube, Kurt Østervig, c. 1960

The KØ Cube, Kurt Østervig, c. 1960

The Cube table has a minimalistic design, that can be used for many different purposes and compliment many other furniture as a coffee table or a side table. The wooden frame and the glass top mix materials and make it an interesting and timeless table.

The KØ Cube Table has been reissued by Klassik Studio with its frame in soaped oak, oiled oak, smoked oak or black stained oak and a choice of tops in smoked glass or marble in colors black, white, light grey and dark grey.

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Adrian Pollack