Paavo Tynell’s K10-10 floor lamp with rattan stem, a 1930s lounge chair from Fritz Hansen and a beautiful chandelier by Hans Bergström come together with a neat Hans J. Wegner nesting table and a striking vase by Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg in this luxurious modernist selection.
Hans J. Wegner’s sideboard, made from oak with rattan fronts, is a timeless piece with clean lines and great materials. The decorative bottles are by Helena Tynell and form a balanced still life that brings gently flowing water to mind. Pear shaped pendant light by Hans Bergström with a resin shade, glows like the moon in the dark.
The inlays on the front of the Carl Bergsten chest form a lively aquatic scene with pearly fish, an observant octopus, sea urchins and shellfish. Like looking into the clear ocean on a still day. Alvar Aalto screen, “Grasshopper” floor lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman. Stoneware vases by Berndt Friberg, brass ceiling lamp by Hans Bergström.
Finnish, Swedish and Danish pieces come together in this lounge group. Sofa with leather webbing by Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs, chunky coffee table by Carl-Axel Beijbom and lounge chairs by Peter Hvidt. A Norwegian “Bambi” armchair is seen by the bookshelf. Floor lamp by Bertil Brisborg, a Hans Bergström chandelier above the coffee table. Pewter by Estrid Ericson and Nils Fougstedt.
Märta Blomstedt’s generous “Aulanko” lounge chair was designed for the hotel in Helsinki with the same name in 1939. Blomstedt was the architect behind the hotel as well. Always stunning screen by Alvar Aalto, ASEA floor lamp and beautiful oval side table by Josef Frank. The jar on the table is by Estrid Ericson and the donkey stool from British Omersa, sold through Svenskt Tenn.
Beautiful Swedish Grace dining table, with a red limestone table top on a rustic base. The curved lines add sophisticated gracefulness to the sturdy form. Chandelier with lovely prisms by Elis Bergh, stoneware vases by Gunnar Nylund and Carl-Harry Stålhane. Deer sculpture by Gunnar Nylund.
We like this arrangement of 1950s and 1960s items. Low bench by Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs, perfect in front of a large window or as a room divider. Table lamp by Carl Fagerlund, cord elegantly visible inside. Fun and whimsical “Karneval” vases by Stig Lindberg, with beautifully illustrated, imaginative motifs.
The striking 1930s desk by Alvar Aalto is a cool, boxy piece that creates a warm atmosphere with its light birch color. An Uno Åhrén dining chair adds more functionalist geometry. The patinated brass mirror by Josef Frank and a floor and table lamp hybrid by Tapio Wirkkala complete the set.
Toini Muona is considered the “grande dame” of the art of Finnish stoneware. Her striking vase is flanked by a pair of rare pewter table lamps by Björn Trädgårdh, made by Svenskt Tenn in 1930. The sculptural candlesticks are by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna.
Stig Lindberg’s “Leda” leans back in ecstasy in the embrace of her swan. This expressive sculpture, made in carrara stoneware, is from the 1940s. Elegant green lacquered table lamp with a leather stem, from NK. Vases by Ilse Clausen and Berndt Friberg, miniature bowl also by Friberg. Silver jars from Hahne and GAB, brass “Crown” vase by Pierre Forssell.
Rustic Swedish Grace meets balanced beauty in Berndt Friberg’s stoneware creations. Oak console from the 1940s, made in a beautiful, tempered style. Vases in distinct forms and beautiful glazes, made by a master’s hand.
The voluptuous chaise lounge dates from the 1940s and was probably custom made. The great lines make it a gem both for the eyes and for the body. “Utö” corner cabinet by Axel Einar Hjort with beautiful wave decor. Rare opaline ceiling lamp by Carl-Axel Acking and a “Surrea” vase by Wilhelm Kåge.
Wilhelm Kåge’s beautiful silver decors embody stories and dramas, with soulful animals and fantasy beings as the main characters. “Argenta” was introduced at the Stockholm exhibition in 1930 and became Wilhelm Kåge’s most widely appreciated and commercially successful line of decorative stoneware. The table lamps by Bertil Brisborg have appealing rounded lines and great original green lacquer.
Beautiful bronze vases from GAB, made during the 1930s. Patinated into deep green shifting colors that add vivacity to the pure, classic forms. GAB was founded in Stockholm in 1867 and was an important influence on the Swedish art and crafts and industrial design scenes for more than a century. Jakob Ängman, a major reformer of of Swedish silver smithery and an accomplished craftsman, was its creative director from 1907 to 1942. At GAB, he developed a style that combined the unique characteristics of 1920s classism and 1930s functionalism.
Matte pewter and warm, glowing brass make a beautiful combination, particularly when they also share modernist lines and expressions. 1930s pewter candlesticks by Nils Fougstedt and jars by Sylvia Stave and Harald Linder. Brass “Variabel” candlesticks for thicker candles and an elegant pair for thinner ones, both by Pierre Forssell.
Few things delight us more in the realm of Scandinavian Modern than the amazing stoneware that was made during this period. This group is made up of our largest pieces and they all have their own personality. Carl-Harry Stålhane, Stig Lindberg, Gunnar Nylund and Berndt Friberg are represented here, table by Hans-Agne Jakobsson.