As our Danish friends across the pond celebrate the momentous appointment of King Frederik X to the throne, we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate some of our most beloved Danish designs. With an unmatched influence on mid-century and contemporary global design, Danish artists and designers have given us so much to celebrate. The cultural values of Denmark are imbued in these timeless creations, merging impeccable craftsmanship with noble design. This week we are showcasing five Danish designs which are fit for a king!
Hans J. Wegner
A chair with a royal history, the PP250 Valet Chair designed by Hans Wegner, caught the eye of King Frederik IX in the early 1950s. Wegner continued to refine the design until he was satisfied with the final product. Once the final version was presented to the King, he was so impressed, he ordered ten to be made for his royal residences. Refined and versatile with a small footprint, the PP250 Valet Chair’s sculptural silhouette showcases the beauty of the natural grains of the wood, a nod to Danish design’s appreciation for quality materials. Valet is available in pine, maple or cherry, with the pine version featuring a teak seat.
Poul Kjærholm
PK15™ embodies a softness and fluidity while showcasing clean lines and gentle curves. As Kjærholm’s final design, his lifelong pursuit of perfection and dedication to details is evident in this simple yet complex design which highlights remarkably complex woodwork. Consisting of bent ash wood and cane, the PK15 is available in two finishes: natural ash or black colored ash. An additional loose seat cushion in either black or natural leather is also available.
Viggo Boesen
Offering the perfect dash of Danish design sensibilities, Little Petra will give your space the royal touch. Petite in size but looming large on the world stage of design, Little Petra is the embodiment of the perfect lounge chair. Extensive work has gone into ensuring the utmost comfort, and the result is an inviting, endearing chair that beckons you to curl up and relax. Available in oak or walnut. Upholstery options include a variety of fabrics, leathers and shearlings.
Bodil Kjær
Bodil Kjær’s design has been called ‘the most beautiful desk in the world,’ so no wonder it is royalty approved. Designed in 1959, it was specified by Prince Phillip of England for the royal residence at Sandringham House. Also known as the ‘James Bond desk,’ as it was featured prominently in three early Bond films, the iconic piece slips effortlessly into contemporary life. The desktop features four locking drawers and is available in walnut or oak. Aluminum frame available in red or grey lacquer or matte chrome.

Grete Jalk
Grete Jalk is one of the most accomplished and beloved figures in Danish design history, and the iconic GJ Bow Chair perfectly exemplifies her legacy. Equally regal in a royal throne room or your living room, the chair involves a highly complex method of production and is a great example of Jalk’s sheer technical daring and experimentation. Composed by only two conjoined pieces, the result is organic and elegant. Bold, fluid, and beautiful, the Bow Chair is available in teak, walnut or black.