Workshop - A small story
In a small, almost forgotten corner of Amager, Copenhagen beach park, lies a recently revitalised industrial neighbourhood.
Hidden away in this interesting place is the discreet building: Ved Amagerbanen 11B, which is where House of Design is located. House of Design is filled with fine, architect designed furniture, both classic and, at the same time, exclusive.
The owner, Lars Hildebrandt, became a trained cabinetmaker in 1979, the conclusion of many years study and training at the renowned Rudolph Rasmussen factory / college / workshop; it was here his respect for traditional Danish furniture craft was instilled. Over the ensuing years he has enthusiastically, lovingly and accurately restored fine pieces to their former glory, for auction houses, private customers, and other leading shops selling classically designed furniture. Lars feels it is vital that each piece retain it's originality, colour and integrity, and that it should remain as authentic as possible.
House of Design has a large workshop, with a staff of highly trained, professional cabinetmakers. They are aware of the history of each piece, and all have a deep passion for, and commitment to, their craft. Here, amongst the dust and the smell of wood and oil, the dreams of the mid 20C Danish architects are once more made reality.
There are several showrooms to wander through and enjoy, each bursting with fantastic tables, chairs, and settees etc., from a time when Danish architect design was the epitome of desirability in furniture for the home; under Lars' careful eye, these lovingly restored pieces, with their fine lines and flamed surfaces, become so once more, reminding us that the soul of a truly great piece of work, in the hands of a skilled and passionate craftsman, will indeed shine through forever.
House of Design has renovated architectural furniture for the last 14 years at our own workshop. We carry out repairs for private and business executives dealing with architectural-designed furniture. When we receive a furniture at the workshop, we review the furniture for damage and defects. We have skilled employees and are working for furniture-cutting traditions, Located close to the good old workshops that created our amazing furniture classics. We think about the processes the furniture is going through, to get the expression that seems most natural for the time the furniture was created. In dialogue with the customer, we find the best solution within the customer's budget.
We are happy to help our customers with advice on maintenance of the furniture.
To mention which furniture classics we have extensive experience in, we can mention furniture by the following architects and carpenters.
Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen,Kaare Klint, Mogens Kock, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint,
Willy Beck, Thorald Madsen, Gustav Bertelsen, Peder Pedersen, Jacob Kjær, Ludvig Pontoppidan and more.
Refurbishment of chest of drawers.
Drawn with ziklinge, polished and treated.
Before and after.