Dan Svarth started as a joiner in the Bornholms Møbelfabrik in 1962 and he is educated both from Kunsthåndværkerskolens Furniture Department and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’s School of Architecture. At the latter, he worked from 1972 as a teacher and conducted research. It was also in 1972 Dan started as an employee with Poul Kjærholm’s design studio and he worked here up until Kjærholms death in 1980.
Dan Svarth has designed furniture, as well as researched and written about historical furniture. He is also a skilled model builder and he participates in a wide range of exhibitions.