A. J. Iversen


Andreas Jeppe Iversen (1888-1979) was a Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer, who partially manufactured his own designs and partially collaborated with other architects and artists. He is today recognized as one of the main characters paving the way for the style later known as Danish Modern. Among his partnerships are characters such as Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976), Viggo Boesen (1907-85), Flemming (1902-84) and Mogens Lassen (1901-87) and in particular Ole Wanscher (1903-85), with whom he collaborated with throughout his life. Iversen realized some of Wanschers signature designs such as the Egyptian Stool and T-Chair. 

Iversen grew up in the Danish countryside and started out as a fisherman like his father. However he quickly developed an interest in furniture designs, especially historical furniture pieces. In 1916 he qualified as a cabinetmaker and in 1925 he exhibited at L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes with furniture designed by the architect Kaj Gottlob, which earned Iversen an honorary award.

A. J. Iversen was alderman of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild from 1951 to 1961 and he was awarded both the Danish Order of the Danne-brog and the Swedish Order of Vasa for his achievements.