From the 1950s to 70s Omann Jun produced many of its now iconic mid century designs, elegant highly refined timber furniture with sharp detailing and premium construction. The coveted Danish furniture included coffee tables, dining tables, desks, bookshelves and sideboards all with a sophisticated lightness of form.
Andreas Omann initially focused Omann Jun on the production of bedroom furniture and dining tables. By the 1950’s the company had expanded and his two sons Gunni and Bjarne were part of the management team. They expanded the offering to include sideboards, coffee tables, desks and office suites.
The mid-20th century is considered the golden era of Omann Jun. Many of the company's most coveted pieces were designed inhouse during this time and crafted to the highest standard in teak and palisander rosewood. Sales also expanded internationally which led to Gunni becoming sales representative for the US market and Bjarne covering the European market.
Iconic designs such as the Model 18 sideboard and Model 75 desk have become highly sought after. These pieces perfectly capture the Scandinavian design aesthetic with their clean lines, refined elegance, lightness of form and organic detailing. Many of Omann Jun's most deluxe pieces are crafted from rich Rosewood timber with a highly figured grain.
Advertising from the 1960’s gives the design attribution to Gunni Omann but each of the three family members (Andreas, Gunni and Bjarne) were involved across the production and design process of every item. Omann Jun considers the designs a collaborative effort and not attributable to any one person.
Today, the company has re-issued some of its design classics to be enjoyed by a new generation. The 'Model 18' sideboard from 1958 is the company's flagship offering and considered an icon of mid century Scandinavian design.
Recently the very talented Greta Kenyon, founder of the successful international bridal magazine Together Journal, asked if we would like to provide some of our favourite pieces to be featured in an upcoming edition of the publication.
It was an exciting opportunity and we've been eagerly anticipating the latest edition to see the final result. We were definitely impressed! The shoot is called 'Occasion' and features a number of Good Form products set in a stunning mid-century home.
Oak 'Model 18' Sideboard – Omann Jun