My guess is that this is by the designer Gangso Mobler, although there is no stamp of authenticity. Gangso Mobler was a leader in Danish design with a reputation for crafting exquisite pieces in natural materials, such as warm hardwood.
The tiles match those of Poul Hermann Poulsen, a Danish designer who worked among others designing ceramic tiles for Gangso Furniture in Faarvang, Denmark. Some of his designs’ typical characteristics are the images of hogweed flowers and rushes and also circular patterns in various colours. He appears to favour an imperfect/distressed look for the glaze on the finished tiles, as illustrated in the photos. In the 1970s he worked mostly in those fashionable brownish shades that are trending so much today; his tiles are traded as “original 70s“ retro design antiques and are highly collectible.
Being both structurally sturdy and sound with only slight signs of age, with all tiles intact and unblemished, this is an compact well designed and built piece of modern vintage furniture. Hugely practical as the tiles will protect the wood from any heat or spills. Cleaned and oiled, we have had to do very little to this piece which has clearly been loved and is in fantastic vintage condition.
So to conclude, I think these tables are a love/hate thing - highly collectible as modern antiques and becoming rarer to find in as excellent condition as this!
Width 51 cm
Depth 51 cm
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