Dan Svarth – Danish furniture designer.

Vintage Oak Daybed Bench by Dan Svarth for Fredericia, 1978
Vintage Oak Daybed Bench by Dan Svarth for Fredericia, 1978

Dan Svarth is a Danish designer. 

Education

He studied at the Kunsthåndvrærkerskolen, Copenhagen, to 1967, furniture design, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, to 1969. 

Biography

In 1962, he was a cabinetmaker’s apprentice. 

In 1969, he worked with Herman Olsen. 

Sofa by Dan Svarth
Sofa by Dan Svarth

In 1971, he set up his own design studio. From 1973, he taught furniture design at the Skoien for Brugskunst (formerly Det Tekniske Selskabs Skol er) and, from 1974, in the furniture school of Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi. His furniture designs were produced by Jörgen V. Hansen. 

Teak Bookcase by Dan Svarth for Bornholms Møbelfabrik, 1960s
Teak Bookcase by Dan Svarth for Bornholms Møbelfabrik, 1960s

Recognition

He received the 1966 Johannes Krøiers award, 1966 L.F. Foghts award (of the Kunsthåndvrerkerskolen), and 1970 and 1973 Danish State art award. 

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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