Arne Vodder 1926–2009

Arne Vodder was an architect and furniture designer whose contributions to classical Danish design received worldwide recognition during the 1950s and 1960s. Born in 1926, he was trained in cabinet making and architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where he studied under the renowned Finn Juhl. After graduating in 1947, Vodder worked as an office interiors designer in Copenhagen later opening his own architecture and design studio with architect Anton Borg in 1950. For two decades the pair collaborated on highly successful projects including the design of numerous low-cost homes.

Vodder’s acclaimed furniture designs are timeless employing the use of natural materials such as exotic rosewood and teak as well as organic forms, curved lines, and a playful approach to color panels. During the 1950s, Vodder created collections for the Sibast Furniture company. He also lent his designs to tables, desks, sofas, chairs, and cabinets for brands such as Fritz Hansen, France & Son, and Bovirke. Well-received in the American market, his designs were even seen in the White House under United States President Jimmy Carter. While lesser known than his Danish Modern contemporaries, his work was exhibited internationally with the likes of Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel. Arne Vodder died in 2009.

Auction Results Arne Vodder

ARNE VODDER, Pair of nightstands and headboard | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Pair of nightstands and headboard

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $3,250
ARNE VODDER, Tall dresser | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Tall dresser

estimate: $1,500–2,000
ARNE VODDER, Long Double Dresser | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Long Double Dresser

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $6,875
ARNE VODDER, Pair of nightstands | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Pair of nightstands

estimate: $1,500–2,000
ARNE VODDER, Pair of nightstands | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Pair of nightstands

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $2,375
ARNE VODDER, Set of eight dining chairs, two arm and six side | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Set of eight dining chairs, two arm and six side

estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,250
ARNE VODDER, Cabinet | ragoarts.com

Arne Vodder

Cabinet

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $2,500