Mid Century Scandinavian Sideboard OS63 by Arne Vodder for Sibast

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The model OS63 sideboard, designed by Arne Vodder in 1958, was produced by Sibast Møbelfabrik in Denmark. It is a top vintage mid century piece and this particular example is in teak.

Circa 1960s

H 113.5cm/44.75″; W 182cm/71.5″; D 49.5cm/19.5″

Arne Vodder was born in Denmark in 1926 and trained as a cabinetmaker and architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 1950, Vodder launched his own architecture and design studio with architect Anton Borg. Over the years, the studio moved to a few locations within Copenhagen before ultimately settling in the suburb of Holte, north of the city. Together, the two designed furniture as well as several low-cost houses. Vodder is best known for his furniture designs, which tended to be simple pieces composed of natural materials such as rosewood and teak, often inspired by the natural forms, and occasionally accented with colorful panels. Between the 1950s and 1970s, Vodder’s furniture designs were used by President Jimmy Carter in the White House and President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, and were also included in the United Nations Office in Geneva, as well as in a number of hotels, banks, and embassies worldwide. Vodder died in 2009.