Arne Wahl Iversen

Arne Wahl Iversen

  • Dates 1927
  • Nationality Danish

Arne Wahl Iversen was interested in furniture from the father who had furniture shop in Nyborg. He first educated for furniture shutters and then took the furniture engineering training at Odense Technical School . From 1949 to 1951 he went to the Art Academy , the school of furniture art led by Kaare Klint .

25 years old, Arne Wahl Iversen's drawing room began in his hometown . His ambition was to make elegant and functional furniture in a high level of craftsmanship.

In 1957 he started a collaboration with Ingvar Kamprad , who was setting up IKEA on the Swedish market. At that time, famous names like Arne Jacobsen , Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner had made Danish furniture art world famous and Kamprad would therefore like the young architect to design furniture for his business. However, the collaboration ended after a few years when Arne Wahl Iversen chose to go his own ways.

Arne Wahl Iversen had produced his furniture in many different factories around Denmark, but it is probably the models from Komfort og Vinde Møbelfabrik he is best known for. [ Source is missing ]

In 1968 his bedroom number 92 from Vinde Møbelfabrik was attending the furniture fair in Geneva . Monaco's first Rainier 3. and his wife Grace Kelly looked at the show and ordered one. It gave good PR value and was possibly contributing to the fact that his bedroom furniture became popular in the American market.

Initially, his furniture was primarily sold in Denmark, but from the late 60's sales to the major European countries and the US market were more and more. Arne Wahl Iversen was active until the mid 80's .

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