Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects Frank Landau - Selected Design Objects

Selected Objects

Photogravure (g)

Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, who became particularly known through strictly formal plant photographs. He is considered artistically as a representative of New Objectivity. Blossfeldt’s incredibly detailed, systematic photographs of plants in the Serie 'Nature's Garden of Wonder' illustrate the nineteenth century German belief that nature was the basis of all forms in art and architecture. He hoped to discover through these images the underlying structure of the natural world, a ...

Selected Objects

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.

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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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.

Designer / Artist

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  ...

Designer / Artist

Carlo Mollino

Born in 1905 in Turin, he studies until 1931 engineering and art history, then architecture at the University of Turin, and goes working in the architectural firm of his father Eugenio Mollino. Carlo Mollino is one of the most exceptional designers of the 20th century. A universal talent - designer, architect, race driver, stunt pilot, photographer, fashion designer, stage designer and essayist. In 1933 Carlo Mollino's design wins the first prize in the competition for building the Federazion ...

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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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