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Designer / Artist

Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass is an Austrian-Italian architect, designer and photographer. He is known world-wide by his object Valentine, a red, easily portable typewriter made of plastic and as a member of the group Memphis. With his design, he opposes the modernist dictatorship of modernity for more emotion and less practicality.

In 1935 he began his studies and received his diploma at the Polytechnic of Turin. As a soldier of the Italian army, he spends most of the Second World War in a Yugosla ...

Selected Objects

Set of vases (3)

This set of three vases is produced by the American artist Claude Conover. All three vases are signed by the artist on the underside. They are unique ceramic pieces that live by the unique shape and by the patterns require an incredible endurance while producing. Conover is definitely a border crosser who moves between art and design with his works. Other artists like Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Gertrud and Otto Natzler, as well as Stan Bitters move with their work on the same field. 

Selected Objects

Side table (b)

A wonderful, unique piece, finished with three different materials: gilded and enamelled steel, slate, gilded wood. Manufactured by Paul Evans Studio in 1960. We have a second example in stock, smaller dimension. The partnership between Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell marked the beginning of the 1960s American Craft Movement in the United States. The collaboration is the most impressive partnership in American studio furniture history. In contrast to Evans' heavily welded metal designs, P ...

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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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Lounge Chair (a)

This flag halyard Lounge Chair was something radically new in his time, made of new materials. Hans Wegner´s Chair does not require much carpentry work, but a lot of manual work for his 250 m flag cord. After Wegner studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen he got hired as draftsman for the architecture office of Erik Møller and famous furniture designer Arne Jacobsen before becoming a milestone in Danish design history. Jacobsen and Wegner are next to Finn Juhl and Børge ...

Designer / Artist

Hans Wegner

1936-38 Wegner studies at the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen. He then gets hired as draftsman for the architecture office of Erik Møller and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen, who built the Arhus city hall.

During the war he works with his friend Borge Mogensen. Together they develop good, basic and affordable furniture. In the early 40s Wegner interprets older chairs anew, like Windsor and China chairs, in step by step taking off stylistic details and giving them a modern classi ...

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