Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design


Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.


Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!


Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

A Short Introduction to Designer Furniture

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The core difference between regular furniture you can find at any local store and designer furniture is that the latter is designed by world-renowned furniture designers, artists or architects who paid great attention to details and developed their ideas according to certain design philosophies and considerations, keeping in mind the materials available, production techniques and both aesthetic and functional aspects of their designs. 

Danish Furniture Designers

Design, furniture and décor are firmly rooted in the traditions of Scandinavian craftsmanship and the golden era of Danish furniture design. With a culture that places a great emphasis on social events that are taking place at one’s home, the Danes always took great care about the look, style and cosiness of their homes. The generation of world-renowned Danish designers who worked in the 1950s and ‘60s was inspired by this tradition, but also by the contemporary stylistic and ideological movement. The ideas of Organic Functionality as well as the belief in progress, future and rationalism played a crucial role in shaping the careers of some of the best known Danish furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen or Poul Henningsen.

Lighting Design

Despite the fact that most of the Danish designers gained both critical acclaim and public recognition for their chairs, sofas and ottomans, a big part of Danish design is concerned with lighting. Some of the biggest names in lighting architecture are Danish designers which produced lighting fixtures for home and public spaces alike, including Henningsen, Jacobsen and Verner Panton.

Attention to Detail

With designer furniture, everything truly is in the details. The unique look and the unwavering popularity of these iconic classics are largely due to subtle, yet crucial details which can make the final product appear refined or quirky, elegant or informal, subtle or striking. The visual expression of any single piece relies on the way it fits into intended space, while the experience it provides is related to comfort, lighting and the general décor style. That’s why these designers took great care to think not only about a single design but also about how it can fit into a broader context.

For example, PH Artichoke lamp with its unique and striking appearance provides both a sculptural and aesthetic addition to the room and the pleasant, functional and glare-free lighting – the balance many lamps lack.

Another example is Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, where the shape of the round back allows for multiple chairs to be placed in a circle, thus creating a semi-closed circular space which separates the people sitting from the others present in the same room – a perfect solution for big lobbies and reception areas it was originally designed for. In addition, the swivel function allows the chair to rotate, so even in that context, the person sitting can choose to use the rounded back of the chair to “shield” himself and create a sense of private space in a larger group.

Different Styles of Furniture

Despite the fact that we’re used to think about furniture design as a modern development, the truth is that, in one way or another, it has been a here as long as furniture has been – that is, throughout the human history. No matter what period or part of the world we look at, we can notice the common trends in the ways furniture is designed, used and thought about.

For example, as far back as 3000-2000 BC, in Ancient Egypt, furniture was, for a larger part, reserved for the ruling class and the majority of the population couldn’t afford it. Even though it’s hard to imagine from a modern perspective, sitting on the ground was quite natural for centuries and chairs were reserved for aristocracy or clergy.

Over the centuries, the furniture design and production developed in a way which largely followed broader stylistic and aesthetic movements which have dominated visual arts, architecture and music.


The style of Baroque was absolutely dominant throughout the Europe in the period between 1640 and 1720. Characterized by grandiosity, numerous ornaments and items, this movement was reflected in highly decorated furniture, without any clear order.


This style was dominant in a relatively short time span between 1730 and 1760 but left its unmistakable mark on the history of art and design. Rococo Cushion is, even today, quite a popular item in many Danish homes which got publicity through the movie Zappa from 1983. Funnily enough, this “pouf pillow” isn’t actually a Rococo pillow, but a pouf from Morocco and it is typically in the North African countries that you can buy these. Stylistically, the Rococo period was inspired by the cultures of the Orient and East Asia.

The Rococo style is very similar to Baroque being very heavily decorated but less symmetrical. Designer furniture, architecture, handicrafts and textiles are characterized by ornaments, corrugated and asymmetrical lines, elegance and decoration. Although the style is known for being asymmetrical, the furniture from the period is oddly symmetrical, due to the smart positioning of asymmetric ornaments. The key decorative elements included rocaille, seashells and palm branches.

This style originated in France when porcelain was a new material. The inspiration came from East Indian silver porcelain that was developed over time into independent form and ornaments. The decoration was used on all the furniture from the period, as well as entire rooms and buildings. The Versailles castle just outside Paris is probably the most famous building decorated in Rococo style.


Neoclassicism spanned between 1750 and 1850 and was initially parallel to Rococo. This style is known for the combination of grandeur and simplicity and was inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman art. The period is also called Romantic period, based on the notion of past greatness.

Furniture designs from this period are typically divided into a couple of different styles – Empire, Directoire, Hepplewithe and Louise Seize.

Art Nouveau

Another style that was known for furniture decorated by ornaments, with motifs such as ivy leaf and tulip.


This aesthetic style was prominent in the period between 1919 and 1933, a crucial time for the development of Danish designer furniture. Bauhaus was a huge influence on designers like Arne Jacobsen and was pioneered by the big names of international design like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Eames.

The period is the response to the decades of heavily ornamented furniture with its clean and simple lines which clearly influenced Danish Modern. Bauhaus isn’t so much a limited period as it is a philosophy that was part of the early Modernism.

Art Deco

Architectural style that was most prominent between 1925 and 1940. 


Modernism was a broader movement that spanned between 1930 and 1945 and was noticeable in a vast array of different domains, including visual arts, architecture, literature and even ideology and culture. Stylistically, Modernism was in line with the clean lines and surfaces of Bauhaus with which it shares many of the same traits. When talking about Modernism in Danish design, one must mention Arne Jacobsen who was one of the first to be characterized as a modernist furniture designer.

In Denmark, Modernism was closely related to Functionalism whose focus on practicality stands in stark opposition to the ornament-heavy approach from the previous periods.

Furniture Design Today

Contemporary designer furniture is still strongly influenced by the core ideas and developments of Modernism, at the same time encompassing a wider variety of trends and ideas. This type of furniture and the related décor style is extremely popular in Denmark today thanks to the work of many Danish designers who marked a whole era of mid-century Danish design with their internationally recognized works such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Swan chairs or Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke lamp.

Interior decoration and furnishing are rather high on the list of the Danes’ priorities and although the economic crisis of 2008 left its mark on the sales figures, designer furniture pieces like the Swan, Wishbone chair or one of Eames’ chairs are still popular investments today.

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