Bodil Kjaer b. 1932

Born in Hatting, Denmark in 1932, Bodil Kjaer is one of the foremost Danish architects and designers. Kjaer began her formal training at the Copenhagen School of Interior Architecture, completion of her studies, Kjaer worked for the architectural design company Arup where Penguin Publishing, IBM, and Oxford University were numbered among her clients. In addition to creating building designs, Kjaer was also a talented furniture designer. In 1959, she designed her iconic working table, a piece that has found a bit of celebrity. The design was used in three James Bond movies To Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service and renowned owners of the form include Prince Philip, Michael Caine, and Evelyn Rothschild.

Although her furniture designs are highly sculptural, Kjaer states that she intended them to be a “solution to functional, monetary, and aesthetical issues” as she felt that furniture was meant to be a part of architecture. In 1960, Kjaer partnered with Verner Panton to curate a furniture exhibit for the Nordic countries at the Cologne Furniture Fair. The following year, Kjaer began to design in glass, eventually creating the Cross vase (1961, relaunched in 2017) as a universal vessel for all types of flowers. After working in London for thirteen years, Kjaer moved to the United States and began teaching at the University of Maryland, where she taught until 1989.

Upcoming Lots Bodil Kjaer

BODIL KJÆR, Rare three-quarter bed | wright20.com

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Bodil Kjær

Rare three-quarter bed

estimate: $3,000–5,000

Auction Results Bodil Kjaer

BODIL KJÆR, serving cart | wright20.com

Bodil Kjær

serving cart

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,313
BODIL KJÆR, office suite | wright20.com

Bodil Kjær

office suite

estimate: $18,000–20,000
result: $18,750
BODIL KJAER, office suite | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

office suite

estimate: $20,000–30,000
BODIL KJAER, cabinet | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,000
BODIL KJAER, cabinet | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,250
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,625
BODIL KJAER, office suite | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

office suite

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,000
BODIL KJAER, office suite | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

office suite

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $21,250
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,000
BODIL KJAER, early desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

early desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $15,000
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,500
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $24,130
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $13,750
BODIL KJAER, cabinet | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $16,875
BODIL KJAER, cabinet | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

cabinet

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,000
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $16,640
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,875
BODIL KJAER, conference desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

conference desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000
BODIL KJAER, desk | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

desk

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750
BODIL KJAER, executive desk suite | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

executive desk suite

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $14,400
BODIL KJAER, credenza | wright20.com

Bodil Kjaer

credenza

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,000