One of the most original and uncompromising Danish furniture designers is the masterful cabinetmaker Peder Moos. He focused on the detail as a decorative element, and like no other he managed to highlight the organic and vibrant quality of wood as a material.
Seen through the perspective of his contemporary times, which saw machines entering the workshops in earnest, Moos can be considered a bit of an anachronism. He maintained the old manufacturing traditions – remained true to the carpenter’s bench and the hand drill and did not even use nails or screws. Moos often assembled his furniture with wooden dowels and made a virtue out of accentuating the beautiful joints rather than hiding them away.
The method was, of course, extremely time-consuming and costly, and therefore most of his production was unique pieces of made-to-order furniture. Since his furniture is relatively rare on the auction market, they are also extremely expensive when they finally do appear at auction.