Severin Hansen Coffee Table, circa 1960, Denmark (TB0089)

Severin Hansen Coffee Table. Ceramic Tile Top and Wooden Base. Very decorative. circa 1960, Denmark. Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments. Hans Severin Hansen (photo) was born 1903 in the Danish town of Thyregod. His father was a cabinetmaker and he became a cabinetmaker, too. When he married his wife Ella Kirstine Risager, they moved to Copenhagen where Severin began working in a business called Onskebo as a cabinetmaker. Soon he startet his own business and called it Mobelsnedkeriet Ravensborg, Severin was making tables, cabinets and other furniture. But under the war and the depression he got into financial trouble, gave up his workshop and started as a sales representative for Slagelse, selling their furniture to shops in Copenhagen.


Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 37.5 in (95.25 cm)Depth: 37.5 in (95.25 cm)