Andreas Tuck

Odense, Denmark

Although there is little to no historical information available regarding the Danish furniture manufacturer Andreas Tuck, the company produced designs that epitomized the classic Danish modern style, through the use of quality materials and skilled craftsmanship. Particularly active in the 1950s and ‘60s, Andreas Tuck’s most notable designer was Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007), a cabinet maker and designer synonymous with mid-century modern design, who designed tables for Andreas Tuck that exuded elegance and Nordic functionality.

There is no viable information available to ascertain when the company was founded. However, in 1950 the company, which was located in Odense, Denmark, hired Hans J. Wegner as their chief architect and furniture designer. Wegner designed numerous pieces for Andreas Tuck including the AT 33 sewing table (1950s), the extendable AT-32 coffee table (1950s), AT-322 dining table (1960s), AT-15 coffee table (1960s), AT-40 nesting tables (1960s), among others.

In the early 1970s, Andreas Tuck organized a competition to find a new designer for the company, with the help of Salesco—a unique sales group and marketing team charged with promoting Hans J. Wegner’s work in Denmark and abroad. Danish architect-designers Ebbe Gehl and Søren Nissen were chosen as winners. However, the partnership did not last long, or produce any known work. It is believed that Andreas Tuck closed in 1972.  Sometime in the mid-1970s, PP Møbler acquired a large part of Wegner's table-collection from Andreas Tuck.