Tyge Hvass 1885–1963

Functionalist architect Tyge Hvass was born in Copenhagen in 1885. In his early years, he worked as a bricklayer later studying at a technical college and graduating with a degree in architecture. Throughout his career, he designed several private homes and apartment buildings as well as commissions to build the J.F. Willumsens Museums in Frederikssund, Denmark, and the Danish church and House of Denmark in Paris.

Hvass was a contributor to the Danish Pavilions at multiple World’s Fair Exhibitions including the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, and the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, among others. A notable figure in the history of Danish furniture design, he was one of the architects responsible for the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibitions. Tyge Hvass died in 1963.

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