MCM Furniture Designers & Makers
(A work in progress...)
Axel Christensen, Denmark
About the designer - Axel Christensen
Christensen initiated his design career at Bing & Grøndahl in 1945, following his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His tenure with the company spanned until his passing in 1973, during which he contributed designs for a diverse array of products, ranging from tableware and ceramic figurines to tiles.
Distinguished by their graceful simplicity and practicality, Christensen's designs often incorporate organic forms inspired by nature, coupled with subtle and harmonious colors. His work reflects influences from modernism and functionalism, evident in the thoughtful execution of his creations.
Beyond his contributions to Bing & Grøndahl, Christensen took on the role of teaching industrial design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts starting in 1952. His portfolio has been showcased in numerous museums and galleries, and he garnered multiple awards in recognition of his innovative creations.
About ACO Furniture
The story behind ACO Møbler goes back to 1977, when Axel and Ruth Christensen started the small business in an old dairy in Gjerrild. It turned out to be a great success, and with the same passion for Danish design and craftsmanship, the company is still run today, albeit under the name Thomsen Furniture. Today, the company is run by Brian Thomsen, who already joined the company in 1992 and took over in 2011. The location has also changed and today the former ACO Furniture location is in Grenaa.
ACO Møbler has always been responsible for developing and creating extremely high quality furniture that has been made to last for many years. This is of course both when it comes to function, but also the design, which is timeless and in clean lines. The style at ACO Møbler is Nordic with beautiful shapes that are easy to integrate into the modern interior