This armchair is a classic study in Danish design. Denmark has a long history of furniture-making. In the 18th century, Danish furniture styles were influenced by a number of cultures, including Chinese and Spanish. Throughout the 19th century, the country also had a very strong tradition of cabinetmaking, or producing traditional furniture by hand. In the early 20th century, these cabinetmaking traditions began to merge with modern industrialization and take on a new, streamlined look. The new aesthetic featured simple, clean lines of mostly light-colored woods like teak and oak, a style that's still quite popular today.