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Drawn Chairs

design Hvidt & Mølgaard, 1956

By the time Hvidt and Mølgaard designed Drawn - also known as the 316 model - in 1956, the duo had fifteen years of experience in making furniture. Using traditional techniques learned at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, they instilled the Drawn chairs with a feeling of warmth and authenticity.

Combining the beauty of historic Danish manufacturing with a resolutely modern sensibility, the Drawn chairs have a structure in solid oak or walnut with a seat in hand-woven paper cord. Although the light frame may suggest the opposite, Drawn is a robust and stable piece which is underlined by a deep understanding comfort.

The backrest, smooth and crescent-shaped, is supported by two columns that stretch to the floor. Elegant symmetry is maintained with the identical front legs. Available in white oiled oak or oiled walnut, Drawn is available in two versions: a chair without armrests (HM3) and a larger model with armrests (HM4).

Matériaux turned and milled solid wood parts with a formpressed backrest. The seat is hand-woven from more than 100 meter natural paper cord

Dimensions HM3 : W40 x D46 x H78 cm – HM4 : W59 x D54 x H78 cm – seat height 46 cm

HM3 (without armrests)
white oiled oak

665 €

HM3 (without armrests)

oiled walnut

804 €

HM4 (with armrests)
white oiled oak

930 €

HM4 (with armrests)

oiled walnut

1068 €

Hvidt & Mølgaard

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.


Renowned for the simplicity of their works, the duo established a simple and precise aesthetic designing countless pieces of furniture over the years, many of which became icons of the era. The success of the AX chair (crafted in 1950) was a seminal moment for the pair. Not only did its smooth, tightly controlled silhouette secure their stance as leaders of Danish modernism, but the use of laminated wood allowed the chair to be produced on a mass scale and exported internationally. This forward-thinking approach to industrialized production paved the way for a new movement that drew upon classical craftsmanship techniques to make affordable, beautifully crafted home furnishings.


Both Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen boasted superior technical skills. Mølgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Kaare Klint, while Hvidt gained knowledge of traditional craftsmanship during his time studying cabinetry at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Today, their work can be found exhibited at MoMA, Melbourne’s National Gallery, and Copenhagen’s Design Museum.