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Peter Hvidt

Peter Hvidt, the prominent designer and entrepreneur, was born in 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an alumnus of the Design School in Copenhagen, and had started his own studio in 1942 after he gained experience by working at some design firms. After meeting Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter cofounded the designing firm Hvidt & Mølgaard with him in 1944. The firm used many innovative techniques, such as lamination by Fritz Hansen, for creating many original furniture designs such as Portex (1945), Ax (1950), etc.. They also designed some ranges of furniture exclusively for export, which were made keeping in mind size constraints during transporting abroad.

Moreover, they also ventured into architectural projects, and after 1970 also collaborated with Hans Kristensen. Their work ranged from designing officials premises, industrial units such as the De Danske Sukkerfabrikker building, community residential buildings in Søllerød, Hillerød and Birkerød, etc.. Moreover, the firm also helped out in the designing of the new Little Belt Bridge, and the Vejle Fjord Bridge. After the two founders’ retirement, the firm was run by various other people until 2009, when it was split.


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