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Principal Table — Smoked Oak
Karakter by Bodil Kjær

This piece is part of the AAVVGG Archive and not currently part of the collection.

One of the last living mid-century Scandinavian design pioneers and a female pioneer in the field of architecture in her time, Bodil Kjær, conceived her Principal series in 1961 as part of an architectural exploration of interior solutions for modern living, called Elements of Architecture. Comprising a dining table and an upholstered dining chair, the Principal series epitomises Kjær’s forward-thinking cosmopolitan outlook and modernistic design language that slips fluidly into contemporary interior.

The solid wood dining table boasts a clarified form, repeating a simple angle throughout table legs and ends of the table top, while the dining chair with its circular seat and gently rounded backrest, beautifully upholstered, adds a softness to the clear, unfussed geometry, an invitation to linger.

  • Bodil Kjær, Denmark c.1961
  • Smoked-Stained oak, frame in solid oak, surface in oak veneer.
  • Height 72cm / 28"
  • Width 100cm / 39.5"
  • Length 240cm / 94.5" or 260cm / 102.4" or 280cm / 110.2" 

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