THE PERFECT FIT FOR FOUR
Text Hanne Vind & Nicoline Olsen Photo Appeal Magazine/Nicoline Olsen
THE PERFECT FIT FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR
This functional house from 1965, is located only 10 km from central Copenhagen and lays in beautiful surroundings flanked by the woodlands of Dyrehaven. The home is designed by mid-century Danish architect Holger Tangaa Hansen who used to live in the area himself. Tangaa Hansen focused on making the design fit perfectly for a family of four. Today many of his houses stand as icons of the mid-century modernism in Denmark with their innovative thoughts on materials, light and function.
The house is now home to Caroline a 46-year-old art buyer, her husband Jonathan, 45-year-old commercial manager, and their two children Tusnelda 5 and Wilhelmine 10. Both Caroline and Jonathan are fascinated by the functional style of the 50s and 60s and the layout, all in one plan, so it was not difficult to make the decision about purchasing the house. "We love that we can all be together and separate easily," says Caroline.
"We wanted to maintain a classic 1950s style, and we have kept a lot of the original interior to retain the look, " Caroline says. The house still has the authentic parquet flooring, the original cabinets in the kitchen, and the innovative shelving system in the living room. The mid-century style is brought into 2018 by combining the classic designs from Eames and Kaare Klint with modern furniture manufactured by Hay and other up to date Danish designers.
Another of the couple's passions is art, and they both have a significant interest in modern painters and designers. Their art collection provides a colourful and creative vibe to the straight lines of the house and its large windows invite the garden inside.
Drawings by artist Jasper Sebastian Stürup. The big painting in the dining room is by artist Erik A. Frandsen.