Beautiful Space Age table lamp made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The base of the lamp, resembling the fins of a rocket are made of beige plastic. The lightshade, made of dark brown bakelite also features an aerodynamic shape. Made in the 1960s, this is a representative piece fort the aesthetics of the Space Race era.
The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
Lot of 4 vintage table clocks made in Germany (Blessing, Mauthe, & Ruhla) and Czechoslovakia (Prim). All are in full working order. Each of them need to be manually winded once a day to operate.
Blessing: made in Germany in the 1950s, this mechanical alarm clock features Art Deco elements (hour marks, clock hands, clock base) and also the International Style aesthetics. Kept in very good vintage condition.
Mauthe: made in Germany in the 1940s, this is an Art Deco mechanical alarm clock. The case, in beige, is in sharp contrast to the black dial. At the top and in the lower area, the golden accents complete the sober and elegant image of this clock. Although is kept in a good overall condition, there are some very discrete scratches on the glass; also the phosphorus on the hour and minute hands of the clock have some minor defects.
Prim: made in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, this is a metal case mechanical alarm clock. Kept in very good condition, this item is characterized by a minimalist, beautiful, modern look.
Ruhla: made in Germany in the 1970s, this mechanical alarm clock features a bright orange plastic case and a black dial with bold, prominent, hour marks. A beautiful and highly collectible table clock, featuring an Atomic/Space Era aesthetics.
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Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship. The Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York built during the 1920s and 1930s are monuments of the Art Deco style.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the Art Deco style became more subdued. New materials arrived, including chrome plating, stainless steel and plastic. A more sleek form of the style, called Streamline Moderne, appeared in the 1930s; it featured curving forms and smooth, polished surfaces. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, but its prevalence diminished with the beginning of World War II and the rise of the strictly functional and unadorned styles of modernism and the International Style of architecture.
Art Deco took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, though the diverse styles that characterize Art Deco had already appeared in Paris and Brussels before World War I.
Towering Norwegian Mid-Century armchair produced in Stranda, probably at P. I. Langlo's Fabrikker. The armchair shows Scandinavian Modern representative elements, like rosewood tapered legs and brass decorations. The backrest and armrests (in solid rosewood) have a gentle, natural line, avoiding sharp angles; this gives the piece a pleasant, organic look. The armchair was reupholstered in the zeitgeist of Lango's models and is in a very good condition.
Beautiful daybed made in Norway, at Swan Mobler, in the 1960s. The legs and structure are made of solid teak. The bed features an end table finished with teak veneer, teak is finished veneer. At the opposite end, an extension allows you to re-position the cushions. Both the mattress and pillows were the original upholstery. The bed presents only small signs of wear. This is a special piece, characterized by simplicity and minimalism. Due to its non-intrusive aspect, this daybed can be accommodated in room and can become your favorite reading place.
Set of 3 Norwegian Hov Dokka chairs (the factory specializes in office furniture and sitting). The structure and the armrests, made of curved beech, give a natural, organic and pleasant shape. This is completed in a beautiful way by the wool upholstery, in a shade of blue that is specific for the Mid-Century furniture. This chairs can fit any nice interior, having the ability to create a warm atmosphere in the room.
Imposing coffee table made in Denmark, in the 1950s. Made of teak, one of the representative wood essences of Scandinavian Modern, this table has organic, natural lines, avoiding harsh shapes and sharp angles. The silhouette of the trapezoidal legs provides extra suppleness and make the table a stylish presence despite its robust construction. The piece is in very good condition and has impressive dimensions for a sofa table (170 cm. long). It can be the centerpiece of any living room.