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Save the date // miart 2019

At the this year miart we will present together with the Swedisch Gallery Stockholmmodern an exciting concept, as well as, inspiring dialogues with a selection of design objects and artworks from: George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Paavo Tynell, Claude Conover in combination with contemporary artists like Johannes Hock, Jenny Nordberg and Frida Fjellman.

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Selected Objects

Frankfurter Küche

Original Frankfurt Kitchen, which is considered a classic in German design history. The kitchen was a milestone in domestic architecture, considered the forerunner of modern fitted kitchens. It was the first time a kitchen was constructed following a unified concept, designed to enable efficient work and to be built at low cost. It was designed in 1926 by Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky for architect Ernst May's social housing project New Frankfurt in Frankfu ...

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Paavo Tynell

Paavo Tynell was one of the founders of Taito firm, serving as its director and head designer until 1954. Tynell’s main work includes lighting design for the Lasipalatsi building in Helsinki and the lighting for the office of the Secretary General of United Nations. From the 1930s until the 1950s, Tynell was one of Finland’s most widely used designers of light fittings for public spaces.

His massive lighting chandeliers dominate the entry to Eliel Saarinens red brick main railway stat ...

Selected Objects

stools (2)

The classic shape of the iconic wooden stools is significant for Perriands designs who is positively is the most important French designer and architect. Sold and distributed in the 1950s by the famous Paris gallery Steph Simon together with pieces by her frequent collaborator Jean Prouvé. Her rustic wooden furniture in a free form is called Form Libre. She early on met Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret with whom she collaborated closely later in her life. 

Selected Objects

leaf dishes (2)

Very delicate set of two leaf-shaped wooden dishes made of birch plywood, designed by eminent Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala was a Finnish designer and sculptor and a leading figure of post-war European design. His contributions include glasses for Venini and a fruitful cooperation with Rosenthal. The two-coloured wood rings on his laminated plywood dishes emphasize their shell-like shape, combining the at-once manmade and natural qualities of plywood with an organic inspiration. Wirkkala played wi ...

Designer / Artist

George Nakashima

The architect, furniture maker and craftsman is considered one of the fathers of American craftsmanship. George Nakashima was born in 1905 in Spokane, Washington state.

After studying architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the 26 year-old bought a Round-the-World steamship ticket, spent a year in France, travelled North Africa and eventually to Japan. There he found work with the architect Antonin Raymond – and it was there he discovered his passion for wood. For th ...

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