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

Exhibition Landscape Photography by Florian Heurich

Exhibition Landscape Photography by Florian Heurich

Landscape Photography In the Interplay of Light and Fog by Florian Heurich. We are pleased to be able to present the second exhibition of the Frankfurt born photographer Florian Heurich (*1971). With the exhibition titled Light II - Contrast we present a continuation of the series, which was already partially shown in a previous exhibition cycle. The landscape photographs by photographer Florian Heurich show natural scenery that he has hiked. The works are dense a ...

desk  - Hans Wegner

desk

Stunning, solid desk designed by Hans Wegner comes with a teak top on four oak legs and frame. The table comes with two drawers with bass details that counter the organic, rounded shapes. Manufactured by Johannes Hansen. Wegner's work is a lifelong quest to understand the nature of wood and use its possibilities. He combines manual with industrial production techniques und designs for numerous Danish furniture manufacturers. Next to Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen Hans Wegner is o ...

Lounge Chair with Ottoman - Ib Kofod Larsen

Lounge Chair with Ottoman

Lounge chair with ottoman designed by the famous Danish Ib Kofod-Larsen. Both objects are in perfect condition from 1956 and the leather has an exceptionally beautiful patina. Manufactured by Christensen & Larsen. The benchmark for Danish design completed his studies at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen and won numerous prestigious awards shortly afterwards. His work is characterised by an organic and minimalist design and the use of high-quality materials such as teak, rosewood and fine ...

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand positively is the most important French designer and architect. She is born in 1903 in Paris and 1920-25 studies at the École de l‘Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs. After graduation she starts designing furniture and causes a sensation with her 'Bar sous le toit' (bar under the roof), made of nickel plated copper and anodized aluminium - designed for her own studio and shown at the exhibition Salon d' Automne in 1927. Here she meets Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jean ...

Edward Wormley

Edward Wormley

Edward Wormley is a designer of modernist furniture. In 1926 he goes to study briefly at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago and starts to work as an interior designer for Marshall Fields & Company department store. In 1931 he begins working for the Indiana based Dunbar Company, the collaboration that makes him a household name for several decades.

His first Dunbar chairs, produced in 1932, are reproductions of antique designs, but when they become popular Wormley augments the ...

lounge chair  - Finn Juhl

lounge chair

This object is an absolute masterpiece by the Danish designer Finn Juhl. The legendary chieftain's chair combines teak and leather and marks the highlight of Juhl's Career as a furniture designer, as well as a renewal of the Danish furniture design tradition. With its organic forms, the Lounge Chair frees itself from traditional functionalism in form, construction and material. In 2012, the Chieftain Chair received the Danish Design Award, Classic. Finn Juhl's imprint on Danish desi ...

miart - 2019

miart - 2019

miart 2019 - We participate at the Object Section where galleries are active in the promotion of design, arts in limited editions and collectible design, whose exhibition activities are rooted in a close collaboration with the designers. Curated by Hugo Macdonald, Design Critic and Journalist, London. Together with the Swedisch Gallery Stockholmmodern we present an exciting concept, as well as, inspiring dialogues with a selection of design objects and artworks from: George Nakashima, Isamu N ...

Lithography - Buckminster Fuller

Lithography

The Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map is a Lithography by Buckminster Fuller. Twenty-nine color screenprint on paper. The work is signed, dated and numbered to lower right, 1956 Buckminster Fuller. This work is number 00588, printed by himself in 1954. Buckminster Fuller was an American architect and engineer remembered as the 'Wizard of the Dome' for his invention of the geodesic dome which has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide. His influence can hardly be broken down, but goes ...

stereo system - Dieter Rams

stereo system

Original Dieter Rams for Braun Stereo System. It consists of three parts. A CSV13 amplifier from 1961, CE16 radio from 1965 and PS400 turntable from 1965. Designed in Germany. Besides Rams, Fritz Eichler, Hans Gugelot and Otl Aicher worked for Braun. From 1961 to 1995, he headed Braun's design department. The German industrial designer and his team were responsible for many breakthrough electrical devices in the 20th century. He can be linked to the design tradition of the Hoch ...

Save the date // miart 2019

Save the date // miart 2019

At the this year miart we will present together with the swedish 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.

miart is a fair where contemporary art, modern art and limited edition design interact with each other, exploring the relationship betw ...

Max Bill

Max Bill

Max Bill was an architect, artist, graphic designer, university teacher and founder of Hfg-Ulm.

In 1924 he began training as a silversmith at the Zurich School of Applied Arts, but is relegated because he does not appear on Carnival exhausted to class. From 1927 to 1929 he continued his studies at the Bauhaus University in Dessau and studied with Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy and Oskar Schlemmer.

From the year 1929 Bill lives in Zurich. Here he ...

Frankfurter Küche - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

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 ...

Paavo Tynell

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 ...

stools (2) - Charlotte Perriand

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. 

Exhibition Florian Heurich

Exhibition Florian Heurich

Light I - White. The landscape photographs of the photographer Florian Heurich show natural scenery that he has hiked. The works are dense and characterized by atmospheric lighting. The motifs are mostly composed in a strictly horizontal manner. The horizon is not always clearly defined, the top is sometimes more, sometimes less sharply separated from the bottom.

leaf dishes (2) - Tapio Wirkkala

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 ...

George Nakashima

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 ...

lounge chairs  (2) (c) - Pierre Jeanneret

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

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 ...

Ceiling Lamps (2) (b) - Lisa Johansson Pape

Ceiling Lamps (2) (b)

Beautiful pair of ceiling lamps designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape in the1950s. They are 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. Another opal glass hanging lamp that Johansson-Pape designed for Iittala won gold at the 1954 Milan ...

Carlo Mollino

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 ...

cups (2) - Ettore Sottsass

cups (2)

Pair of Ettore Sottsass 1958 cups in enameled copper. Manufactured by Gallery Il Sestante. Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. Crafted in Enamel, this material involves a very skilled artisanal work visible in these pieces. He founded Ettore Sottsass Associati and the Memphis Group and designed various objects for Olivetti, Poltronova, Alessi, Artemide ...

Worlds of Design and a Taste for Art

Worlds of Design and a Taste for Art

We would like to draw your attention to the following auction. The French auction house Piasa will be offering a sale in March entitled: Worlds of Design and a Taste for Art. A huge collection from one property, selected pieces that covers and describes an interesting subject: Where does art stop and where does design begin? Classical pieces by Hans Wegner, Ib Kofod Larsen, Edward Wormley, as well as Lightings by Angelo Lelli but also art works of German border-crossers in the field of art, d ...

floor Lamp - Carlo Mollino

floor Lamp

This adjustable floor lamp designed by Carlo Mollino in 1947. Parchment shade supported by brass arm on polished marble base. The lamp is able to swivel 360 degrees by adjusting the button on the base of the lamp. Manufactured by Galleria Colombari. 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. His work resembles that of Franco Albini, ...

Elle Best of Germany - 02.2018

Elle Best of Germany - 02.2018

A new article in ELLE - Best of Germany. Frank Landau has an unmistakable sense of style, designs the hippest shops of the city and always moves the interface between art and design. Supreme maxim: He only sells, what he appreciates - and that is a fine selection of Italian lights and Midcentury classic Scandinavian and American designers like Poul Kjærholm and George Nelson. The pieces are presented in a gallery that Landau operates with art gallery owner Anita Beckers.

Egon Eiermann

Egon Eiermann

After finishing secondary school Egon Eiermann studied architecture at the Technical Academy in Berlin-Charlottenburg. His most important teachers were Heinrich Tessenow and particularly Hans Poelzig, whose master scholar he was. After graduating in 1927 Eiermann first works in Karstadt's Inc. building-site office in Hamburg, then for Bewag in Berlin. In his first building already, a transformer station for Berlin electrical supply company Inc. in 1929, Egon Eiermann acts out the vocabulary o ...

Photogravure (g) - Karl Blossfeldt

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 ...

Brafa Art Fair 2018

Brafa Art Fair 2018

The Brafa will be starting in Brussels next week. Unfortunately, we are not present this year. For personal reasons, there will be changes for 2018. Our clients are welcome to contact us and we will send you invitation tickets. Here are some impressions from our booth in the past.

The Art Fair was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and most important art fairs in the world. It presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality, antiques and design objects. As the first ...

Dressing Table (b) - Gio Ponti

Dressing Table (b)

Vanity dressing table with adjustable gilt bronze framed mirror and brass sabots designed by famous Italian Gio Ponti. This example in ash features two drawers and the perfect size fits in every room. Manufactured in 1953 by Royal Hotel, Naples.

lounge chairs (2) - Ib Kofod Larsen

lounge chairs (2)

Wonderful examples of Danish design in wood with amazing patinated cognac leather. The lounge chairs are designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1950. Manufactured by OPE.

Antoine Philippon / Jacqueline LeCoq

Antoine Philippon / Jacqueline LeCoq

Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq were brilliant example of the intellectual rigor, lucidity and balance that characterized French furniture production in the 1950s and 1960s. Reclaiming the values of the UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes) which was established between the two world wars by a small group of subversive Designers, the pair set out to create functional furniture in great numbers, without any concessions to aesthetics or function. Their goal was to offer beauty and quali ...

ceiling Lamp - Angelo Lelli

ceiling Lamp

Very Rare Chandelier by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce, Italy, 1950s.
Signed with applied manufacturer's label to fixture: Made in Italy Arredoluce Monza. The present lot has been registered in the Arredoluce Archives, Italy as number 5962458

Live Magazin - 11.2017

Live Magazin - 11.2017

What makes a piece of furniture to a design object? How to become a gallery owner for design furniture? Are design classics also suitable as an investment? This summer, Jaguar Land Rover's Live Magazine visited us in our gallery. To the question if there are any designers who have developed cars and furniture, Frank Landau replied: "Oh yes, there are some, from Germany Luigi Colani, from Italy Carlo Mollino or Gio Ponti. My favorite is the American Faymond Loewy (Lucky Strike ) with the Stude ...

sculptural chair (c) - Fabricius / Kastholm

sculptural chair (c)

Early model of the sculptural chair. The base is flat steel and was made without the screw on the side as in the later models. In the early 60s Bo-Ex started the collaboration with the two promising young furniture designers Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm. Their elegant and timeless yet innovative designs would soon make them become world-renown. Fellow scandinavian designers such as Kjaerholm, Juhl and Hans Wegner visibly informed their work.

Lou Reed in Frankfurt

Lou Reed in Frankfurt

After re-facing our new website, we were back on the beautiful pictures of Lou Reed. In autumn 2012, Reed exhibited his photographic work for the first time in Germany in our gallery. The works were black-and-white portraits of old people, city views, images with deliberate motion blur and landscapes with artificially alienating colors. The founding member of 'The Velvet Underground' has been photographing since the 1960s, inspired by Andy Warhol. In the same year, a new book was published, w ...

Frankfurter Küche - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

Frankfurter Küche

The Frankfurt kitchen was a milestone in domestic architecture, considered the forerunner of modern fitted kitchens, for it realised for the first time a kitchen built after 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 Frankfurt, Germany. Wooden cupboards with glass doors, ironing board and storage scoops for food.  ...

floor Lamps (2) - Kaare Klint

floor Lamps (2)

Very rare Mid-Century pair of floor lamps designed by Kaare Klint. The lamps comes in brass and are adjustable in height and angle of the shade. Kaare Klint was an architect, a craftsman and a very good and respected designer, who had a great influence on Danish furniture. Manufactured by Le Klint.

Modern America in Zurich

Modern America in Zurich

In 2014, together with our Zurich-based partner Gallery Dierk Dierking, we had our first exhibition in the series "Modern America - 20th Century Design.“ This year, we once more showed our exciting crossover concept, which we started in 2009 and have successfully presented at various trade fairs, exhibitions, etc. 

At this point we want to thank the Gallery Dierk Dierking for his professional cooperation and we look forward to our future planned joint projects, which we promise w ...

sideboard wall mounted - George Nakashima

sideboard wall mounted

This handcrafted and wall-mounted sideboard by George Nakashima has a beautifully figured American black walnut slab top with an organic and subtle free-form edge. Comes with two sliding doors, containing three shelves. Manufactured by George Nakashima. His fantastic woodwork bekame of high renown, combining traditional American and Japanese style elements in manifold ways. He worked for prestigious companies such as Knoll International. Apart from the complex techniques and styles that ...

Side table (d) - T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings

Side table (d)

Sculptural side table in walnut designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Very sculptural splayed tripod form, yet strong and sturdy. It is a versatile size and could be used as a side or nightstand or coffee table. These are one of Robsjohn's signature pieces. Signed with serial number and manufacturer’s label beneath. Manufactured by Widdicomb. Gibbings is a British-born architect, decorator and furniture designer whose innovative ideas have had a formative impact on post-war American i ...

BRAFA - 2017

BRAFA - 2017

The Brussels Art Fair was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and most important art fairs in the world. It presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality, antiques and design objects. The BRAFA takes place every January. As the first major art event of the year, it is regarded as a mood barometer for the entire art market.This year we present an exciting concept, as well as inspiring dialogues with a selection of design objects from: George Nakashima, Ico Parisi, Fabricius ...

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

1916-21 Alvar Aalto studies architecture at the Technical University in Helsinki. In 1923 he starts his own architecture office in Jyväskyla together with his wife Aino Marsio (1894-1949). In 1927 the office moves to Turku, in 1933 to Helsinki. In the beginning inspired by classicism, later on Alvar Aalto is more and more interested in the historical architecture of Mediterranean countries like Italy.

He is an honorary member of numerous international architecture associations and hon ...

Lounge Chair (a) - Hans Wegner

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 ...

lounge chair  - Finn Juhl

lounge chair

This object is an absolute masterpiece by the Danish designer Finn Juhl. The legendary chieftain's chair combines teak and leather and marks the highlight of Juhl's Career as a furniture designer, as well as a renewal of the Danish furniture design tradition. With its organic forms, the Lounge Chair frees itself from traditional functionalism in form, construction and material. In 2012, the Chieftain Chair received the Danish Design Award, Classic. Finn Juhl's imprint on Danish desi ...

sideboard  - Joaquim Tenreiro

sideboard

This four-door sideboard is very rare to find and designed by famous Brazilian Joaquim Tenreiro. The Sideboard comes in high-quality Jacaranda and contains underneath the top four drawers which externally on the first view are not visible. Manufactured by Tenreiro Moveis e Decoracoes. Joaquim Tenreiro was among the leading furniture designers and visual artists in mid-20th century Brazil. In the early 1940s he was among the first designers in the Brazilian furniture industry to ...