In 2005, Danish company Architectmade launched with the goal of bringing to light products designed by architects. The company has since begun producing a handful of items from designers of the likes of Poul Kjærholm, Jørn Utzon, Finn Johl, and Hans Bølling, working with the artists, their families, or their foundations to secure the rights to issue or reissue the designs. Here we take a tour through Architectmade's collection.
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Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de rigeur. Here we present a roundup of one-of-a-kind furnishings and toys meant for the mini Modernist set.
Vedel is often credited as being one of the very first designers to take furniture for children seriously. This piece, designed in 1957 and constructed of beech plywood, features slats on either side of its curved form, enabling the user to select the seat height as well as accommodate the added weight of a growing child. Simple tension keeps the seat in place, and the chair itself is meant to be used as a table, a high chair, or a stool. It won the silver medal at La Triennale di Milano in 1957.
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When Ray and Charles designed this birch-veneer piece in the 1940s, they did a short run of only 5,000. Today, the piece is reproduced by Vitra and carried elsewhere, but this one is an original produced by the Molded Plywood Division of Evans Products. The heart shape at the back is meant to be a hold for tiny fingers.