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Kurt Østervig (1912-1986)

Kurt Østervig started his career as a ship building engineer at Odense Stålskibsværft. He was later hired as a furniture designer by E. Knudsen's Design Studio, one of the leading furniture producers 1930s & 40s.

He became a freelance furniture designer in 1947 working with some of the leading Scandinavian furniture manufacturers of his time.

Østervig's constant search for new challenges resulted in many original design solutions for furniture used in rest homes, ships, hotels, and movie theaters. He was a master at combining oak with leather and his detailed and perfectly executed drawings were looked upon as works of art.

In the 1960s, one of Kurt Østervig's designs was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

LastUpdate: 2016-07-06 10:38:03