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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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leaf dishes (2)

Very rare set of two leaf dishes designed by Tapio Wirkkala. A leading figure of Post-war European design, Finnish designer and sculptor. The wood rings in two colors on Tapio Wirkkala’s laminated plywood dishes emphasize its shell-like shape, combining the at-once manmade and natural qualities of plywood with an organic inspiration. Wirkkala played with the straight lines made by the plywood’s layers by cutting the laminate into round-edged shapes that recalled leaves or shells.

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lounge chairs (2) (c)

These original chairs comes in bleached teak with bended and slightly curved back. The seat and back are cane. The chairs appear in beautiful patina. Swiss-born Pierre Jeanneret was an architect and furniture designer. For many years he was in cooperation with Charlotte Perriand and moreover a partner of his famous cousin Le Corbusier. In 1950, the two men were the principal  project managers for the construction of the city of Chandigarh, India.


Greta Magnusson Grossman

Stockholm-born Greta Magnusson Grossman in the late 1920s is offered a scholarship at the renowned Stockholm Academy of Arts Konstfack, where in 1933 she successfully completes her degree. In the 1930s Grossman significantly influences the Swedish design and architecture scene. She has an extremely productive career of forty years in Europe and North America, with numerous successes in the fields of industrial and interior design as well as classical architecture.

As one of the first wo ...

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Ceiling Lamps (2) (b)

Beautiful pair of ceiling lamps designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape in 1950´s. It is made from opal glass and brass. These elegant Lamps are in excellent vintage condition. Manufactured by Orno Oy. Lisa Johansson-Pape was a Finnish designer, best known for her work in lighting. Her work was presented in New York’s World Fair of 1939 and the Milan Triennale, where she won an award in 1951. One hanging lamp made as well of opal glass that Johansson-Pape designed for Iittala  ...


A fine line between art and kitsch

A trip to the Frankfurt Dippemess offers amazing surprises. The Frankfurt Dippemess looks back on a tradition dating back to the 14th century. At that time, it was a sales market for household goods. Today the Dippemess is Frankfurt's biggest folk fair and offers a lot of fun. Carousel, roller coaster, ghost train, bumper car, ferris wheel - not to mention tasty roasted almonds, cotton candy, game booths and shooting ranges. We were surprised what beautiful treasures there is to discover betw ...

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coffee table

The coffee table with a round glass top on metal pipe chromium plated base is designed by German architect Herbert Hirche and manufactured by Christian Holzäpfel. Herbert Hirche was one of the most important post-war German designers. Hirche collaborated, among others, with Mies van der Rohe, Egon Eiermann and was a student of Wassily Kandinsky. This explains his allegiance by classical modernity, the ideals of which he remained true to all his life and the - politically clean - tradition he ...

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cups (2)

The technique makes them peculiar, while the idea behind them is in the line of Sottsass research work of those years. The peculiarity of enamel consists in its vitreous nature which gives to colors a thickness, a material consistency. Colors are for this reason deep colors, not flat colors on a flat surface. Enamel is cooked in the oven at around 1000 degrees, each color at a different temperature. Originally the enamel is a powder, which before cooking in the oven has a different color ...

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