Mid Century & Danish

As Adelaide’s foremost specialist in the restoration and conservation of Scandinavian and Midcentury furnishings I have over 35 years of experience with every level of Mid-Century and Danish designs including works by such prominent designers as Finn Juhl, Borge Mogensen, Hans J. Wagner, J.B. Kofod-Larsen, Greta M. Grossman and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Whether it be a museum exhibition piece or a more accessible item (such as Adelaide makers T. H. Brown and Noblett), I back every job with a full 7 year warranty.

The veneer construction of these pieces makes it essential that the surfaces are treated with delicacy, as many a piece has been irreperably damaged by inexperienced hands. Clients are encouraged to visit the workshop at any stage of the restoration process, and before/during/after photos are supplied as part of the furniture’s provenence.

I have the facilities and experience to restore complex or difficult pieces, including those which other restorers turn away, and to also manufacture replica components such as legs, handles and rails where needed. My extensive experience with Mid-Century interior design (see Mid-Century room feature below) ensures that the designer’s intentions are evident in every piece.

My Mid Century Room

Finn Juhl Chairs

I am writing to thank you for your exceptional work on my late 40s Danish table. I had no idea that former work done to it or just history had hidden the life of the wood. The cool modesty of the finish has recaptured the character of the wood. I’m sure now that it is back to its subtle best. I am most appreciative of you high standards and care. Many many thanks.

– George Watts

Midcentury & Danish Gallery

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