Designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, this exceptionally constructed credenza was manufactured by Søborg Møbelfabrik in the 1950s. It is composed of solid teak with beautifully exposed finger joints. The single tambour door slides open to reveal an adjustable shelf. To the right are five drawers with sculpted semi-circular pulls, a signature feature to Hvidt and Nielsen's designs.
Danish designer Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) was trained as an architect and as cabinetmaker at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. He exhibited regularly at the Cabinetmaker's Guild exhibitions, as a designer and as an exhibition architect. He also taught at the School of Arts and Crafts from 1942-1945. Hvidt worked at various design firms before setting up his own studio. In 1944 he opened Hvidt & Molgaard studio which he ran with Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen until 1975. They produced furniture that was primarily traditional but often manipulated the standards of furniture design in a subtle way.