In the home of Anne Aarsland
Join us as we visit the home and gallery of Anne Aarsland, the art and design lover who prioritises surrounding herself with beautiful things and exciting objects, preferably classics with patina.
Anne is the owner of Anne Aarsland Gallery, where hand-picked art is exhibited in her mansion, which has wonderful light and a view over the green Frederiksberg Allé. Her home therefore forms both the framework for the family and outside guests and artists. In addition, Anne, together with her colleague Mette Helena Rasmussen, also runs Kunstsalonen, which functions as a public pop-up art gallery with sculptures, ceramics and paintings by contemporary Danish artists. Here, around 150 works move into other people's private homes for a weekend and form an intimate setting for the art.
“ My Børge Mogensen dining room chairs BM61 are timeless and, in my eyes, almost only more beautifully patinated. ”
About her home, Anne says: The visual means a lot to me, I take great pleasure in surrounding myself with beautiful things and interesting things, including art of course, but also beautiful furniture. I live primarily with classic furniture, such as Børge Mogensen's dining table chairs BM61, which I bought at Bruun Rasmussen art auctions. It is a classic that always has value, whether you can buy them new or vintage. They are timeless and, in my eyes, almost only more beautifully patinated, and the sculptural element where the legs meet is a very beautiful shape, especially seen from the side. I love beautiful designs, especially designs that are timeless and retain their beauty and style regardless of the fashion trends of the time. And then, on the other hand, it doesn't matter that you can see that the furniture and the home are being used. A little patina does not damage beautiful designs; a and a home where you can see life is being lived brings an inviting and open atmosphere.
My home takes up a lot of my life. It is my private residence and workplace and a place I show off in public and invite strangers to, making the gallery very personal. It also means that the art I show here is handpicked by me and something I would like to have in my own home. Most importantly, it is the setting for my family and my children's childhood home. In addition, it means a lot to me that it is a nice place to be, where friends and guests always feel welcome.
Designed by Børge Mogensen in 1958
The structured design of the BM61 Chair is enriched with outstanding comfort and carefully crafted details. The exposed finger joints and the seat and back in cane wicker are some of the details that Børge Mogensen incorporated in this minimal yet robust design.
Being one of the designers shaping Modern Danish design, Mogensen helped establish Danish design as a culture. Amongst one of his many iconic designs are the BM61 Chair in both cane wicker and linen webbing.
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In a series of portraits, we visit the homes of inspiring people in their living spaces or studios, engaging in conversations about the essence of good design and how to create a feeling of belonging. We explore topics like cultivating unique atmospheres and selecting furniture with a sense of personal connection.
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