The Copenhagen-based KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri is a company committed to the craft of making handmade furniture. Established in 2006, KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, is a Danish furniture and design shop, devoted to making the beauty of treasures, good materials and classic design. The Copenhagen Furniture Making Collective is known for its unmistakably Nordic style.
KBH was originally brought together by ex-rocker and guitar-maker, Kim Dolva. Now with a team of 18 master craftspeople, all working together from their industrial-age Copenhagen workshop, the collective is renowned through Denmark for making furniture and interiors that are beautifully detailed, exceptionally elegant and highly functional.
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Unmistakingly Nordic style
Based in Denmark, the company has an unmistakably Nordic style, with Japanese and American industrial influences. “We are led by the vision of creating high quality design furniture and known for our unmistakable world of Nordic-ness, ideas and excitement,” says Dolva.
Since its modest beginning more than 10 years ago, the collective has designed several collections of new classics and left a strong fingerprint on private homes, shops, offices and restaurants around the world. Occasionally whimsical, but never gimmicky, the pieces have a clearly definable style, a celebration of craftsmanship in which the materials are manipulated with the utmost respect, and all the construction joints are proudly exposed.
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A Copenhagen Furniture Making Collective
KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri’s focus is on expert craftsmanship and they insist on carrying out the entire building process themselves, from the initial design stage, to sourcing and fuming their own wood, to making each final piece by hand. It’s very skilled and dedicated cabinet makers and designers are constantly looking to combine the tradition of well-crafted design with new, innovative projects.
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“Our design is somewhere between classic Danish, Japanese and we also have vintage American industrialism in a lot of what we do,” says Kim Dolva.
A Copenhagen Furniture Making Collective, written by Tor Kjolberg