Oh, those Danish. They make nice things, don’t they? Yummy, tasty things like these –
and also beautiful, stylish things like these –
This, in case you were wondering, is a dining set designed by Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Roundette’, it’s one of the most famous and stylish pieces of Mid-century Danish furniture design. And we’ve got one.
There are few different versions floating around – some with extending tables, some with 4 legged chairs, but this beauty is the classic, with the softly triangular seats and tripod legs that allow all four chairs to tuck right under the table. The chair backs rest completely flush with the edge of the table top, making one smooth continuous edge when the chairs are not in use. Beautiful, minimal and simple, as well as being a fantastic space saver.
The chairs also stack, giving you another way to save space – this table is perfect for compact living, with no compromise on style. If we didn’t have as many children as we do, this dining set would not be leaving the premises.
This vintage travel poster sums up my feelings on the Danes –
but then there’s also Great Danes (we had two when I was little. Horse-dogs to a toddler.) And then there’s The Little Mermaid, who I wanted to be when I was 7 (I don’t think I’d quite cottoned on to the self sacrifice element of the story – I just wanted to be able to swim underwater for a really long time and speak to marine animals and have nice hair.) And, I may have mentioned before, these –
So in fact, there a great many things to love the Danes for. Thanks for everything, (including the Roundette) Denmark!
’til next week,