Arne Vodder (16 February 1926 – 27 December 2009) was a Danish furniture designer, a close friend and partner of Finn Juhl who had been his teacher.
Arne Vodder was trained by Fin Juhl, who became later a business partner. Before concentrating on furniture alone, in 1951 he opened his own studio with the architect Anton Borg & worked on a successful low-cost housing project. In the 1950s and 1960s at a time when Denmark was receiving international praise for its furniture, he designed a wide range of items. Despite the originality and timelessness of his style, he is not as well-known as contemporaries such as Arne Jacobsen. Yet his works are simple and modest, crafted in natural materials such as rosewood and teak and, in particular, are free of sharp edges.
From the 1950s, Vodder worked with the furniture company Sibast on several sets of office furniture which did particularly well on the American market, even the eye of interest of the US president Jimmy Carter. In the 1960s, the furniture not only reached the White House but could also be viewed in banks, airline offices, embassies and hotels across the world. Vodder also arranged international exhibitions in Europe and the USA alongside the likes of Verner Panton. Vodder worked with a number of manufacturers including Cadovius, Nielaus, Erik Jorgensen, Fritz Hansen, Sibast furniture and latterly Kircodan in Bangkok