Hvidt & Molgaard

Biography

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen worked together from 1944 until 1975.  They founded firm Hvidt & Molgaard in 1944, which still exists today.

 

Peter Hvidt was a Danish architect and furniture designer. Born in Copenhagen in 1916. After completing his training at the Design School in Copenhagen, he worked at various design firms before setting up his own studio in 1942. Hvidt received the Diplome d’Honneur at the Triennale in Milan in 1951 and 1954.

 

Orla Molgaard-Nielsen trained at the Aallborg Technical School in 1924. Molgaard-Nielsen went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under Kaare Klint.

 

Hvidt and Molgaard designed for Fritz Hansen, Ludwig Pontoppidan, Soborg Mobelfabrik and France & Son. It was with France & Son that their most impressive designs were realized. A common feature of the pieces for these two manufacturers was the construction of designs in wood.

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