A rare opportunity to acquire this stunning long Danish sideboard. It was designed by Henry Walter Klein for Bramin.
This teak sideboard is 2.25 metres (88.59 inches) long and it will have an awesome presence even in a huge room. The legs being situated at the very corners of this Bramin sideboard, it comes across as even longer. It’s a real head-turner and everyone notices it, even people who don’t pay much attention to furniture. To achieve this structural excellency, thick teak planks were used meaning the sideboard is very heavy.
Just a few dozen of these were ever made. This Bramin sideboard has a date stamp on one of the drawers dating it to 31st October 1975. Despite being 45 years old, its timeless Danish design puts it among some of the best modern furniture pieces ever made. Superb quality featuring dovetailed drawers. The giveaway signs that this is 1975 are the tiny “cutting corners” details reflecting the economic downturn in Denmark – the shelves are made of veneered MDF and the cutlery drawer has a rough cardboard bottom. Nevertheless, it used to cost as much as a car when bought new.
The Danish sideboard is made from solid teak wood. H. W, Klein is famous for his talent to combine straight and organic lines. The sculptural front legs and organic handles make this sideboard one of Klein’s signature creations. Klein turned to furniture design quite late in his life after having tried other unrelated professions. Klein was born in Norway but his best masterpieces were made in Denmark. His collaborations with Fritz Hansen and Bramin have helped develop the iconic Scandinavian furniture design of the 1960s and 1970s. After Bramin closed its doors in the early 1980s, Klein decided to move on and switch to bespoke sofa making in San Francisco. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a chance to fully establish this business as he died in 1987.
Lovely condition with minor traces of use reflecting its 45 years of life.
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