Michael Bloch’s furniture often speaks its own very simple and functional design language and with its handcrafted details and timeless style, Blochs elegant furniture adds a character to any interior space.
The Danish architect, Michael Bloch began his journey as a trained as a cabinetmaker at the Technical School, Copenhagen in 1954 and was awarded the silver medal for a handmade teak cabinet piece that was exhibited at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild anniversary exhibition the same year. Bloch continued to the Royal Danish Academy, Furniture in 1957 and his professors were the known architects Hans J. Wegner, Poul Kjærholm and Grete Jalk.
As a final examination from the School of Arts and Crafts, Michael Bloch was asked to design furniture and interiors for a planned academy of music in Copenhagen designed by Jørn Utzon. However, the plans were later abandoned, but the prototypes of the furniture and the drawings survived. While Bloch was employed by the architects Christian Erik and Aage Holst in 1957-77, he designed his own line of furniture and attracted buyers from both Europe and Japan. In 1988-90, Bloch was employed by Royal Building Inspector David Bretton Meyer and later worked freelance.
Bloch was then employed by the Royal Civil List from 1992 as registrar and architect. During that period, Bloch designed interior for Queen Ingrid and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
The Danish silversmith Per Sax Møller was trained in the Danish silver tradition with Jeweller to the Royal Danish Court, A. Michelsen, from 1968-1972. The workshop specialized in modern silver, which during the 1900’s was designed by Danish known architects such as Thorvald Bindesbøll, Kay Fisker, Erik Herlow, Tove and Edvard Kint-Larsen.
After completing his apprenticeship, he worked at Preben Salomonsen’s workshop in Copenhagen, mainly creating silver pieces for stores such as Tiffany, Bloomingdale’s and Aspery. Later Per Sax Møller was stationed at the Louisiana Moderne Museum of art, outside Copenhagen. He spent more than a year here, surrounded by the works of Henry Moore, Arp, Calder, Laurent and Danish artists such as Astrid Noack, Ejler Bille, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Villy Ørskov and many more, which left a deep and profound mark.
In 1976, Per Sax Møller established himself in a workshop alongside the known Danish goldsmith Jorgen Bindesboll in Copenhagen. Over the next couple of years, he also joined the association “Danish Silversmiths” and their exhibitions throughout Scandinavia. Today his sculptures are presented at Gallery Secher Fine Art & Design in the heart of Copenhagen.
Per Sax Møller has received Danish State Arts Foundation grant in 1979, 1997, 2000 and 2002. His works are represented at Oslo Museum of Art and Design, Danish Museum of Art and Design, at the Museum Koldinghus. His sculptures are in important private Collections in Europe, USA and Canada.
At a time when there is huge international focus on the most famous Danish furniture architects, Selected BySecher would like to present some of the lesser known, but very talented Danish furniture architects and designers. This year we will be launching the sculptural PSM20 table lamp designed by Per Sax Moeller and showing the stunning furniture pieces by architect Michael Bloch. Please come by our showroom in Bredgade 25, Copenhagen K.