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    Rosewood set with 3-seater sofa & 2-seater sofa by Lennart Bender for Stjernmobler

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    Impressive Scandinavian Modern solid varnished rosewood set with a 3-seater sofa and 2-seater sofa designed by Lennart Bender for Stjernmobler in Herrljunga, Sweden, in the 1960s. The sofas are accompanied by three lovely pillows. Condition Report: The frame is structurally sound, incredibly strong and sturdy, rosewood is in good vintage condition. The upholstery is in original condition so show uniform signs of wear due to age and use, with some rips on the back of long pillows (please see the photos). Although we avoid altering the original elements, we still recommend reupholstery in this case. Please note that we can reupholster the sofas according to your preference, so please contact us if you wish this. If you need additional details or pictures, do not hesitate to contact us. These sofas are, in themselves, rare items. All the less together as a set. Elegant, refined, proving the excellence of the Scandinavian design, the two pieces fit both the sumptuous interiors, as central pieces, and the minimalist ones, as design accents.
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    G Plan Fresco Mid-Century Teak Headboard with two Floating Bedside tables by V. B. Wilkins, 1960s

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    This stylish & desirable Gplan teak & vinyl headboard with 2 floating bedside tables, is a pure expression of Mid Century design. The two bedside tables have tapered leg support, each having a useful drawer that is complemented with the iconic Fresco range contrasting handle. The drawers can be removed from the headboard and used separately. The center is finished with the original white vinyl that is clean, without cracks, scratches, stains, or other defects. The items are in good vintage conditions with some marks on top at one of the bedside table (please see the photos). A wonderful Mid Century accent that will give uniqueness and distinction to any classic or modern bedroom.
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    750 
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    Mid-century Teak Three-seater Sofa by Edvard Kindt Larsen for Gustav Bahus

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    A stunning and comfortable midcentury sofa made in Norway, designed by Edvard Kindt Larsen for Gustav Bahus in 1960s. An exceptional sofa both for its form and quality. The single back cushion rests against a framed teak backrest, creating a striking posterior view. The sofa is upholstered in nugget brown fabric. The seat of the sofa opens on a hinge, revealing a storage area with a hanging canvas base. The sofa rests on tapered, round teak legs. Condition Report: The frame is structurally sound, incredibly strong and sturdy, teak is in excellent condition. The upholstery shows uniform signs of wear due to age and use, without tears or rips. Please note that we can reupholster the sofa according to your preference, so please contact us if you wish this. The underside of the sofa has the manufacturer’s stamp (Gustav Bahus, made in Norway). This unique sofa is very comfortable and exemplifies the distinctive style characteristic of Scandinavian Modern design. An investment quality selection, bringing visual interest and pleasure to any modern home.
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    1.300 
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    Brass aluminium train coat and luggage rack from 1960s, with a brass clothes hanger

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    Large 1960's design brass aluminum train coat & luggage rack, accompanied by a brass clothes hanger. The train coat & luggage rack provide 10 hooks for coats and an original braided luggage net. The items show slight signs of wear consistent with age and use, and a lovely patina of time. Product color may slightly vary due to photographic lighting sources or your monitor settings. A stylish organic shapes piece that can beautify any interior of your home, restaurant, or office.
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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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