Model 13 Rosewood Sideboard by Gunni Omann for Omann Jun, 1960's
This impressive highboard was designed by Gunni Omann for Omann Jun and manufactured in Denmark during the 1960s. This is ‘Model 13’ and features four sliding doors and two drawers. On the left there are six marvellous designed pull-out trays with hight regulation. Three of them has been upholstered in bilard-green fabric. The sideboard was finished in rosewood features a beautiful and strong grain.
Designer: Gunni Omann
Manufacturer: Omann Jun
Country of Origin: Denmark
Date of Origin: circa 1960
Width - 180 cm I Height - 123- cm I Depth - 46 cm
Light wear consistent with age and use, Patina consistent with age and use, Some fading and scratches, Damage to tracks for doors but remain fully functional
London - £55
UK - £105
Estimated time: 2 - 3 weeks
Danish furniture manufacturing company Omann Jun Møbelfabrik A/S was founded by Andreas Omann in 1933. The family-run business initially focused on the production of bedroom furniture but later, in 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, expanded into dining room furniture , desks , sideboards , and shelving systems made in high-quality woods, such as teak, oak, and rosewood, which were exported worldwide. Members of the Omann family developed the designs in house. Among collectors, the beautifully constructed wood sideboards remain Omann Jun's most sought after productions. These pieces feature many hallmarks of Scandinavian modernist design, like beautiful grained surfaces, tapered legs, sliding doors, and beveled edges. The Model 18 (1961) and Model 21 (1965) are exemplars of this style. Interestingly, Gunni Omann is often fasley attributed as the designer, however he never designed furniture for the company, but was instead only involved in sales.
Omann Jun was taken over in 1979 by Bjarne Omann, after he inherited the company from his father. During his time as the head of the company, Omann Jun produced exclusive furnishings for professional offices. In 2005, Ulrich Omann took leadership from his father, and today the company concentrates on the production of office furniture, including many midcentury classics. The Omann family business remains operational to this day.