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    Extendable dining table made in France and 6 Danish teak dining chairs
    Set of 6 Danish teak dining chairs made in the 1960s

    Extendable dining table made in France and 6 Danish teak dining chairs

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    Extendable dining table made in France in the 1960. The frame of the table is made of teak. The veneer top table is stained in a honey shade of brown. The extension is stored under the table top (see pictures). The item is in good vintage condition, showing just little signs of use (mostly on the extension). Set of 6 Danish teak chairs made in the 1960. The organic, delicate forms are specific for the Mid-Century Scandinavian design. The minimalistic overal look talks about inovation and modernity. The chairs are made in plain wood, with a sinthetic leather seating, specific for that period. The chairs were recently restained and are in very good vintage condition showing just a nice patina. [spb_products title="Items in this bundle:" asset_type="selected-products" products="22377,22361" display_type="standard" display_layout="standard" multi_masonry="no" carousel="yes" fullwidth="no" columns="2" item_count="8" order="DESC" button_enabled="no" width="1/1" el_position="first last"]
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    Extendable teak dining table and 6 Danish teak dining chairs

    Extendable teak dining table and 6 Danish teak dining chairs

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    Beautiful dining table made in France in the 1960s. The table is extendable (with the extension stored under the table top). Made of teak, the table is in good vintage condition and was recently restored. The design is inspired by the lines of Scandinavian Modern furniture: minimalist approach, organic shapes, robust yes elegant look. On the bottom of the table is the label of UNIFA (Union Nationale des Industries Françaises de l`Ameublement). Set of 6 Danish teak chairs made in the 1960. The organic, delicate forms are specific for the Mid-Century Scandinavian design. The minimalistic overal look talks about inovation and modernity. The chairs are made in plain wood, with a sinthetic leather seating, specific for that period. The chairs were recently restained and are in very good vintage condition showing just a nice patina. [spb_products title="Items in this bundle:" asset_type="selected-products" products="22368,22361" display_type="standard" display_layout="standard" multi_masonry="no" carousel="yes" fullwidth="no" columns="2" item_count="8" order="DESC" button_enabled="no" width="1/1" el_position="first last"]
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    Clan floor lamp by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo
    Clan floor lamp by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo

    Set of two large Clan floor lamps by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo

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    Set of two large Clan floor lamps by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo. The great modern form emits a beautiful, warm green glow. Soft light is diffused through the graduated tint of the acrylic globe shade. The white acrylic dome top rests in an chromed metal ring frame and lifts to reveal a translucent white interior and a single medium base socket. The lamp rests in a cylindrical fiberglass base which allows directional positioning of the light source. If you are interested in buying just one of the two lamps, the price is 700 euros. Please contact us on [email protected] for details. Harvey Guzzini is often mistakenly thought to be the name of a lighting designer active in the 1960s and 1970s. But in fact the label belongs to a lighting manufacturing company, which was founded by six Guzzini brothers - Raimondo, Giovanni, Virgilio, Giuseppe, Adolfo and Giannunzio - who were inspired by the 1950 film Harvey starring James Stewart. Compounding the historical record even further, it seems that the Guzzini company rebranded many times in the 20th century, going by, at various points, Harvey Creazioni, Harvey Guzzini, Guzzini, iGuzzini, and Illuminazione Guzzini. Harvey Creazioni was originally founded in 1959 in Recanti (on the east central coast of Italy) by Raimondo, focusing on the production of copper-plated decorative objects. Four years later, in June 1963, the six brothers joined together and established Harvey Creazioni di Guzzini, expanding production to include pendant lighting, sconces, and lamps, floor lamps. The brothers employed architect-designer Luigi Massoni—who was introduced to the Guzzini brothers by leading plastic importer Maurizio Adreani—as head of design, branding, public relations, and advertizing. Famous Harvey Guzzini designs include Massoni and Luciano Buttura's Mushroom Table Lamp (1965), as well as the in-house designed Arc Floor Lamp (1968), Faro Table Lamp (1970), and Toledo Table Lamp (1973). Studio 6G, an interning design team, developed the collectible Clan Lamp (1968); and designers Ermanno Lampa and Sergio Brazzoli were responsible for the Nastro Series (1970), Orione Pendant (1970), Sirio Table Lamp (1970), Alba Floor Lamp (1973), Albanella Table Lamp (1973), and Alf Series (1976).
    1.400  1.200 
  • Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s
    Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s

    Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s

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    Beautiful Eve floor lamp made in France in the 1970s. The tube is made of chromed metal and the lamp shade is made of acryl. Featuring the aesthetics of Atomic Age design, this item is in an overall good condition, showing only some age related scratches on the base and a little bend on the shade (see photos). The lamp has its original labels.
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The 1950s were marked by optimism, by rebirth, by the desire for a better, snug life. It is then no wonder that today, in the rush of the 21st century, we openly, admiringly and nostalgically look back to the atmosphere of those days.

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Mid-century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The Mid-Century modern movement in the U.S. was an American reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements, including the works of Gropius, Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Though the American component was slightly more organic in form and less formal than the International Style, it is more firmly related to it than any other. Brazilian and Scandinavian architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. Like many of Wright’s designs, Mid-Century architecture was frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor plans, with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family. In Europe the influence of Le Corbusier and the CIAM resulted in an architectural orthodoxy manifest across most parts of post-war Europe that was ultimately challenged by the radical agendas of the architectural wings of the avant-garde Situationist International, COBRA, as well as Archigram in London. A critical but sympathetic reappraisal of the internationalist oeuvre, inspired by Scandinavian Moderns such as Alvar Aalto, Sigurd Lewerentz and Arne Jacobsen, and the late work of Le Corbusier himself, was reinterpreted by groups such as Team X, including structuralist architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Ralph Erskine, Denys Lasdun, Jorn Utzon and the movement known in the United Kingdom as New Brutalism. Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing Mid-Century Modern architecture (“Eichler Homes”) to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California, and select housing developments on the east coast. George Fred Keck, his brother Willam Keck, Henry P. Glass, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Humrich created Mid-Century Modern residences in the Chicago area. Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is extremely difficult to heat or cool, while Keck and Keck were pioneers in the incorporation of passive solar features in their houses to compensate for their large glass windows. (source: wikipedia.org)

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