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  • Elegant Stilnovo style brass floor lamp, 1950s, Italy

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    Elegant Stilnovo style brass floor lamp made in the 1950s in Italy. This elegant flower-like lamp is made of brass and features a small table top made of black glass. The lamp has two glass shades. The suave and elegant look is characteristic for the Italian design of the 1940s and 1950s. The lamp is in full working order and could be a nice addition to any room.  The item is in overall good shape and has only minor signs of wear consistent with its age.

    300 
  • Elegant Art Deco hallway stand made of brass, 1950s, Germany

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    Elegant Art Deco hallway stand made of brass in 1950s in Germany. The stand has two brass shelfs and a top made of black glass. With a geometric and minimalistic look, this Art Deco piece of furniture is very light and will be an non-intrusive yet chic presence in any hallway. The item is in good vintage condition.

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    PK988/1023 armchairs from Parker Knoll and Trinity nest from Nathan

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    English Mid-Century Modern model PK988/1023 (upholstered back) wood framed armchairs/lounge chairs from Parker Knoll, set of two. The armchairs were newly reupholstered and are in a very good vintage condition (with all the minor defects visible in the pictures). The model is iconic for British Modern design and is highly inspired from the Danish Modern lines of that period. Each armchair has its original Parker Knoll stamp.

    Set of Trinity nesting tables from Nathan. The set consists of a large coffee table (with a glass top) and 3 small tables. The tables are made of teak and are in very good vintage condition. The Nathan Classic Shades and Editions ranges all work to capture the essence of timeless design. The natural variation in color and grain which is the beauty of real wood gives every piece of Nathan Furniture its own distinct character.

    In this bundle:

    1.200  1.050 
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    Windsor 478 armchair with ottoman and Trinity nest from Nathan

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    Beautiful and very comfortable Windsor 478 armchair with ottoman. This armchair was designed by Lucian Ercolani for Ercol and was manufactured during the 1950s in the United Kingdom. The frame of the armchair and ottoman are made of solid ash-wood. The quiet dialogue between the green of the upholstery and the honey-color of the wood is very elegant and the item is in a very good vintage shape. It preserves both original labels (the one on the armchair is just a partial, but the one on the ottoman is intact).

    Set of Trinity nesting tables from Nathan. The set consists of a large coffee table (with a glass top) and 3 small tables. The tables are made of teak and are in very good vintage condition. The Nathan Classic Shades and Editions ranges all work to capture the essence of timeless design. The natural variation in color and grain which is the beauty of real wood gives every piece of Nathan Furniture its own distinct character.

    In this bundle:

    1.100  950 
  • Space Age ball ceiling lamp by Richard Essig, 1970s, DE

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    Beautiful ceiling lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. The item is designed by Richard Essig following the aesthetics of Space Age design. The lamp is made of plastic and glass and features some really nice orange accents. The piece is kept in good condition and is in full working order.

    200 
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    Norwegian Modern coffee table
    Norwegian Modern coffee table

    A beautiful Norwegian table, a Murano fruit bowl and a tulip-spahed crystal candlestick

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    Coffee table made in Norway, late 60s. The counter-top is made of veneered wood; the legs are made of stainless steel with hard plastic clogs. The counter-top edges are cut inwards giving this piece a light non-intrusive look. The legs are not plain, but made of three thin rods. The minimalist shape, the dialogue between wood and stainless steel, the curved edges, the line of the counter-top, all of this make this table a leading exponent of Scandinavian Modern style. The piece is in very good condition.

    Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s. This tall, massive, beautifully colored piece is in very good vintage condition, showing no visible defects. During World War II the industry did not thrive, but as soon as the war was over the glass masters of Murano returned to their art and created pieces deeply rooted in interior design trends of that time with focus on minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. To support these trends Murano artists and artisans returned to techniques of the past such as filigree, murrino, and lattimo. From that point onwards Murano saw continued exploration of styles and techniques striving to find a happy medium between the technical mastery and the outline, color, and decoration. The resulting continuous innovation led to a rise in popularity and to multiple prizes at various international art exhibitions. Thanks to such prominent artists as Archimede Seguso, Ludovico and Laura De Santillana, Tobia Scarpa, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Toni Zuccheri, Romano Chrivi, Giampaolo Martinuzzi, and Alfredo Barbini, Murano again became known as the glassblowing capital of the world. Murano now created the art trends as opposed to following them in the years past.

    Tulip-spahed crystal candlestick made in Sweden in the 1950s (or early 1960s).

    615  550 
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    Two Gemla chairs, a beautiful coffee table and a Danish handkerchief vase

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    Pair of Swedish Gemla Mobler chairs. The structure and the armrests – made of curved wood – give a natural, organic and pleasant shape. This is completed in a beautiful way by the wool upholstery, in a shade of green 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. The chairs are in very good shape with only few age-related traces. At Helge River in Diö, in the heart of the old forests of Småland, lies Sweden’s oldest furniture factory (founded in 1861). Its inner sanctum, beech and ash are tamed into time- less furniture by skilled craftsmen who know which way the wood likes to bend. Stretching and flexing, easing and teasing, until the steaming hot wood finds its form. And the wood will not be rushed. The transformation from log into chair takes days, sometimes even weeks. The technique has been used by boat and fence builders since ancient times but was refined in the mid 1800’s by Thonet into the iconic chair, worn my millions of seats in the cafés of Europe. The shape is determined by the best and the brightest of their time. Back then their names were Peter Celsing, Yngve Ekström, Sigurd Lewerentz and Carl Malmsten. Now they are Jonas Bohlin, Front, Lisa Hilland and Mats Theselius.

    Small round coffee table manufactured in Germany in the 1970s. The table has a minimalist, elegant and sober design, representative for the German Modernism. The piece is in very good vintage condition.

    Blue handkerchief vase made in Denmark in the 1980s.

     

    470  400 
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    3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s
    3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s

    3 lights brass chandelier made in France, in the 1940s

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    Elegant and impressive 3 lights chandelier made in France, in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The chandelier, resembling a bouquet of flowers, has three shades made of translucent brown glass, with pearl shimmering. The arms are made of brass and the central tubing is made of silver metal. The chandelier features the Art Deco aesthetics, but at the same time recalls the Art Nouveau lines (especially on the lightshades), which were so popular in France. On the inside of the canopy is marked “Albani”. The piece is kept in good condition and is in full working order.

    400  250 
  • Tulip table lamp made in Italy in the 1970s

    Tulip table lamp made in Italy in the 1970s

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    Elegant tulip table lamp made in italy in the 1970s. The base lamp is made of chromed metal and features three cubes that rotate around the central axis. The lampshade, tulip shaped, is made of white opaque glass. Sober, refined and in the same time imposing, this lamp could be the center piece of any table. The item is in full working order and shows only small traces of use.

    150 
  • Atomic Age table lamp made in France, in the 1970s
    Atomic Age table lamp made in France, in the 1970s

    Pop table lamp made in France, in the 1970s

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    Suave and elegant globe table lamp made in France in the 1970s. With a minimalist design, this lamp features a spiral, discrete metal support as a lamp base. The opaque white globe falls both into Pop and Atomic Age aesthetics. The lamp has it’s original electrics, including the plug and the switch.

    150 
  • Set of two opaline cups made in Belgium, in the 1970s

    Set of two opaline cups made in Belgium, in the 1970s

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    Set of two beautiful ice cream (or sherbet) cups made of glass and opaline and produced in Belgium, in the 1970s. Colored in bright vivid orange, this cups features the Atomic Age aesthetics. The cups are in very good vintage shape.

    Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960 and extending in the 1970s, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. The discovery and development of the Electron microscope had also a huge impact. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period. Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols. Retrofuturism is a current resurgence of interest in Atomic Age design.

    Free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design, reflecting x-ray technology that was becoming more widespread and familiar in pop culture. These botanic designs influenced later Atomic Age patterns that included repeating organic shapes similar to cells and organisms viewed through a microscope. Vital forms, or abstract organic forms, were identified as a core motif.

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    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany
    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany

    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany

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    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junhans, Jerger) made in Germany in the 1960s. Both clocks features the International Style lines and shapes and are characterized by a clean, functional, minimalist design. Both are in full working order. Each of them need to be manually winded once a day to operate.

    Jerger: The company was founded by the clockmaker Wilhelm Jerger (1845–1921) in 1866 and was active for 34 years before merging with the Uhrenfabrik Villingen. Jerger Clock’s history is especially interesting today because around 1900 there was a dispute in the German horolitas about which firm, Jerger or Junghans, had first made Amerikanerwerke (American type movements). Jerger proved the first, and the Grand Duke of Baden awarded Jerger the Zähringer Löwenorden (The Order of the Lion) for his services to Baden.

    Junhans: Junghans Uhren GmbH is a German watch and clock manufacturer. The company was founded in 1861 and is located in Schramberg, Baden-Württemberg. By 1903, Junghans had the largest watch and clock factory with over 3000 employees. Beginning in the 1950s, the Bauhaus designer Max Bill created clocks and watches for Junghans and the relationship lasted many years. A remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed in 1956/57 that is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York). In 1962 Bill also created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans – impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision. In the late 1980s, Junghans introduced the first radio-controlled table clock on the world market. In 1990 the first radio-controlled wristwatch, called the MEGA 1, followed. In 1995 Junghans presented a solar powered watch with ceramic housing. Together with the Japanese clock maker Seiko, Junghans developed a globally oriented wristwatch that automatically sets the local time in respective time zones.

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    Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken
    Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken

    Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken

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    Selandia was designed by Per Lütken in the spring of 1957. The dish was fashioned by hand, and its shape is created when the glass blower carefully turns, raises and lowers the hot glass. The visual softness contained in the glass at 1400 degrees Celsius can be seen directly in the cooled, transparent version of the dish. The dish is decorated by engraving/glass cutting. Identified and dated on the bottom, “Holmegaard 19PL59” (Per Lütken signed almost always monogrammed with initials falling between the 4 digits of the year).

    300  220 
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    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany
    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany

    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the 1960s

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    Spectacular UFO Space Age ceiling light made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The light consists of two plates of yellow glass with geometric decorations (black lines). Made in the 1960s and resembling an UFO, 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.

    350  220 
  • “Teardrop” Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

    “Teardrop” Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

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    Spectacular Murano sommerso vase for one flower (soliflore) in shades of red (the interior layer), yellow (the median layer) and blue (the outer layer). Because of its shape, this type of vase is also known as “Teardrop”. The piece is made in the 1960s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration. It has its original label.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow
    Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow

    Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow

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    Beautiful Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow. The piece is made in the 1960s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Arkipelago candlestik, designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
    Arkipelago candlestik, designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala

    Arkipelago candlestik, designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala

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    The “Arkipelago” candlesticks, designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, were produced in different sizes and were created from the very beginning to be collected. Precisely to give them a high degree of preciousness, the glass is hand-molded.

    Timo Tapani Sarpaneva (31 October 1926 – 6 October 2006) was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass, which often merged attributes of display art objects with utilitarian designations. While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china). Sarpaneva has entered homes around the world through his industrial design of upscale, artistically conceived items, including cast-iron cookware and porcelain dinnerware. His work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland’s reputation as a trailblazer of design. Sarpaneva’s first international recognition in glass work came with a Grand Prix from the Milan Triennale in 1954 that included Sarpaneva’s series Orkidea (“Orchid”), Kajakki (“Kayak”), and Lansetti (“Lancet”) adopted for production by Iittala.

    Iittala, founded as a glassworks in 1881, is a Finnish design brand specialising in design objects, tableware and cookware. Iittala’s official i-logo was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956. Iittala has strong design roots in glasswares and art glass which can be seen in, for example, the early designs of Aino Aalto glasses designed by Aino Aalto in 1932; Alvar Aalto’s Savoy Vase (Aalto Vase) from 1936; Oiva Toikka’s Birds by Toikka glass birds collection that has been made since 1962, his glassware set Kastehelmi from 1964 and Tapio Wirkkala’s glasses Ultima Thule from 1968. Iittala is the world’s most famous glass company in the whole world. Over time, Iittala has expanded from glass to other materials, such as ceramics and metal while keeping with their key philosophy of progressive elegant and timeless design, such as Kaj Franck’s Teema ceramic tableware from 1952 and Timo Sarpaneva’s cast iron pot Sarpaneva from 1960. Iittala focuses on timeless design which can be seen not only in older creations but in the modern classics such as cookware Tools designed by Björn Dahlström in 1998 and Heikki Orvola’s Kivi candleholders from 1988.

    Source: wikipedia.org

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  • Iittala fruit bowl made in the 1970s
    Iittala fruit bowl made in the 1970s

    Iittala fruit bowl made in the 1970s

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    Beautiful and elegant fruit bowl designed by Tapio Wirkkala and made by Iittala in the 1970s.

    Tapio Veli Ilmari Wirkkala (2 June 1915, Hanko – 19 May 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. He designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1955. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media. Among his most famous works have been the design for the Finlandia vodka bottle (1970-2000) and for Iittala’s Ultima Thule set of kitchen glasses. Both glassware items feature a dripping icicle look, and in the case of Iittala’s popular glassware it is said to have taken thousands of hours to develop a glassblowing technique that would produce the effect. Wirkkala did much of his initial design work using a traditional Finnish carving knife, the puukko. Wirkkala designed his own version of the knife. The Tapio Wirkkala Puukko was built by Hackman Cutlery and marketed by Brookstone in the US in the early-1970s.

    Iittala, founded as a glassworks in 1881, is a Finnish design brand specialising in design objects, tableware and cookware. Iittala’s official i-logo was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956. Iittala has strong design roots in glasswares and art glass which can be seen in, for example, the early designs of Aino Aalto glasses designed by Aino Aalto in 1932; Alvar Aalto’s Savoy Vase (Aalto Vase) from 1936; Oiva Toikka’s Birds by Toikka glass birds collection that has been made since 1962, his glassware set Kastehelmi from 1964 and Tapio Wirkkala’s glasses Ultima Thule from 1968. Iittala is the world’s most famous glass company in the whole world. Over time, Iittala has expanded from glass to other materials, such as ceramics and metal while keeping with their key philosophy of progressive elegant and timeless design, such as Kaj Franck’s Teema ceramic tableware from 1952 and Timo Sarpaneva’s cast iron pot Sarpaneva from 1960. Iittala focuses on timeless design which can be seen not only in older creations but in the modern classics such as cookware Tools designed by Björn Dahlström in 1998 and Heikki Orvola’s Kivi candleholders from 1988.

    Source: wikipedia.org

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  • Beautiful smoky ashtray by Per Lütken
    Beautiful smoky ashtray by Per Lütken

    Beautiful smoky ashtray by Per Lütken

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    Beautiful smoky ashtray designed by Per Lütken for Holmegaard (although it can also be used as a bowl for peanuts or candies). Signed, identified and dated on the bottom, “Holmegaard 19PL57” (Per Lütken signed almost always monogrammed with initials falling between the 4 digits of the year).

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  • Ultima Thule bowl, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala
    Ultima Thule bowl, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala

    Ultima Thule bowl, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala

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    Inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, the Ultima Thule series is design legend Tapio Wirkkala’s most famous work. Wirkkala originally created the surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mold. Ultima Thule is an exclusive design which reflects the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect.

    Tapio Veli Ilmari Wirkkala (2 June 1915, Hanko – 19 May 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His work ranges from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles. He designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1955. His range was immense, designing glassware, stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production, as well as individual sculptures in several media. Among his most famous works have been the design for the Finlandia vodka bottle (1970-2000) and for Iittala’s Ultima Thule set of kitchen glasses. Both glassware items feature a dripping icicle look, and in the case of Iittala’s popular glassware it is said to have taken thousands of hours to develop a glassblowing technique that would produce the effect. Wirkkala did much of his initial design work using a traditional Finnish carving knife, the puukko. Wirkkala designed his own version of the knife. The Tapio Wirkkala Puukko was built by Hackman Cutlery and marketed by Brookstone in the US in the early-1970s.

    Iittala, founded as a glassworks in 1881, is a Finnish design brand specialising in design objects, tableware and cookware. Iittala’s official i-logo was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956. Iittala has strong design roots in glasswares and art glass which can be seen in, for example, the early designs of Aino Aalto glasses designed by Aino Aalto in 1932; Alvar Aalto’s Savoy Vase (Aalto Vase) from 1936; Oiva Toikka’s Birds by Toikka glass birds collection that has been made since 1962, his glassware set Kastehelmi from 1964 and Tapio Wirkkala’s glasses Ultima Thule from 1968. Iittala is the world’s most famous glass company in the whole world. Over time, Iittala has expanded from glass to other materials, such as ceramics and metal while keeping with their key philosophy of progressive elegant and timeless design, such as Kaj Franck’s Teema ceramic tableware from 1952 and Timo Sarpaneva’s cast iron pot Sarpaneva from 1960. Iittala focuses on timeless design which can be seen not only in older creations but in the modern classics such as cookware Tools designed by Björn Dahlström in 1998 and Heikki Orvola’s Kivi candleholders from 1988.

    Source: wikipedia.org

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  • Beautiful Akva ashtray for two, by Per Lütken
    Beautiful Akva ashtray for two, by Per Lütken

    Beautiful Akva ashtray for two, by Per Lütken

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    Beautiful Akva ashtray for two designed by Per Lütken for Holmegaard. This model is part of the Akva series, which was a huge success and remained in production for more than two decades between 1953 and 1974. A rare piece made from hand-blown glass. The Akva series includes items sold under different trade marks and line names: Askebaeger, Dukling, Fiona, Hellas, Lysestage, Menuet, Rondo, Selandia, Thule, Umanak, Surf etc.

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  • Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s

    Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s

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    Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s. This tall, massive, beautifully colored piece is in very good vintage condition, showing no visible defects.

    During World War II the industry did not thrive, but as soon as the war was over the glass masters of Murano returned to their art and created pieces deeply rooted in interior design trends of that time with focus on minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. To support these trends Murano artists and artisans returned to techniques of the past such as filigree, murrino, and lattimo. From that point onwards Murano saw continued exploration of styles and techniques striving to find a happy medium between the technical mastery and the outline, color, and decoration. The resulting continuous innovation led to a rise in popularity and to multiple prizes at various international art exhibitions. Thanks to such prominent artists as Archimede Seguso, Ludovico and Laura De Santillana, Tobia Scarpa, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Toni Zuccheri, Romano Chrivi, Giampaolo Martinuzzi, and Alfredo Barbini, Murano again became known as the glassblowing capital of the world. Murano now created the art trends as opposed to following them in the years past.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Green bullicante Murano ashtray
    Green bullicante Murano ashtray

    Green bullicante Murano ashtray

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    Beautiful controlled bubbles (bullicante) ashtray made of glass in Murano, Italy, in the 1960s. Hand blown, this pice features the shape of a flower in an amazing shade of translucent emerald green.

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    The “bullicante” effect is amongst the most famous glass making techniques and it is seen quite often around the island of Murano. If you’ve had the fortune of strolling along the streets of Venice, you would have noticed beautiful glass pieces with small air bubbles trapped in the inside, possibly stopping to wonder how that seemingly impossible effect is achieved. This peculiar effect is obtained by placing a piece of molten glass inside a metallic mold with spikes, very much resembling a pineapple’s texture. These spikes cause small holes on the surface creating a pattern all around the glass piece. After it’s been left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. However, thanks to the thick consistency of glass, the holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between both layers of glass. This process can be repeated several times, creating a pattern as complicated as the glass master wishes. This technique gives not only a sense of depth to the whole object, but also an incomparable decorative effect, famous for its originality.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s
    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s

    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s

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    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s. Nicely colored in an exquisite purple shade, the bowl features a “half an apple” shape, which has been very popular in Murano since the second half of the 1950s. The bowl is in very good vintage condition.

    During World War II the industry did not thrive, but as soon as the war was over the glass masters of Murano returned to their art and created pieces deeply rooted in interior design trends of that time with focus on minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. To support these trends Murano artists and artisans returned to techniques of the past such as filigree, murrino, and lattimo. From that point onwards Murano saw continued exploration of styles and techniques striving to find a happy medium between the technical mastery and the outline, color, and decoration. The resulting continuous innovation led to a rise in popularity and to multiple prizes at various international art exhibitions. Thanks to such prominent artists as Archimede Seguso, Ludovico and Laura De Santillana, Tobia Scarpa, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Toni Zuccheri, Romano Chrivi, Giampaolo Martinuzzi, and Alfredo Barbini, Murano again became known as the glassblowing capital of the world. Murano now created the art trends as opposed to following them in the years past.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Beautiful Næbvase (Duckling or Beak vase) by Per Lütken
    Beautiful Næbvase (Duckling or Beak vase) by Per Lütken

    Beautiful Næbvase (Duckling or Beak vase) by Per Lütken

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    Spectacular vase from the famous Næbvase (Duckling or Beak vase) series, signed by Per Lütken and produced at Holmegaard. A very exquisite piece, which was appreciated since the beginning for its supple, organic and soft shape. Signed, identified and dated on the bottom, “Holmegaard 19PL55” (Per Lütken signed almost always monogrammed with initials falling between the 4 digits of the year). The Næbvase (Duckling or Beak vase) series was in production between 1952 and 1974.

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  • Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s
    Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s

    Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s

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    Beautiful geode bowl made in Murano, Italy, in the 1950s. Nicely colored, in shades of brown and green, this is a hand blown piece kept in very good vintage condition.

    Murano glass Geode bowls earn the name “geodes” due to their resemblance to geode rocks – rocks or stones that have been sliced neatly in two. The geode bowls therefore have a perfectly flat, wide rim. Murano glass geodes consist of two or more layers of cased glass. They were made my several Italian glass manufacturers from the Venetian island of Murano, and as such it is virtually impossible to identify the maker of an unmarked bowl. Popular geode shapes include circular, square, triangular, figure eight, and kidney shaped among others.

    Source: 20thcenturyglass.com

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  • Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green

    Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green

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    Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green. This piece is remarkable in its fluid shapes, the zoomorphic look (seen from the top, it resembles the image of a cat’s head), the fine quality of the glass, and the dialogue between the three differently colored compartments. Hand blown, this piece is kept in very good vintage condition.

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s
    Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

    Murano sommerso vase from the 1950s

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    Beautiful Murano sommerso vase in green and purple. The piece is made in the 1950s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration. It has the original label.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

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  • Bubbles orchid vase by Per Lütken
    Bubbles orchid vase by Per Lütken

    Bubbles orchid vase by Per Lütken

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    Exquisite Bubbles orchid vase (soliflore, or one flower vase) designed by Per Lütken and made at Holmegaard in 1951. Resembling a flower bulb, the base is executed in the controlled bubbles technique. This slim, minimalist and elegant vase quickly became an icon of Danish Mid-Century glass design. The model was later reproduced by other factories in Scandinavia, especially by the Swedes from Kosta and from Åseda.

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    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)
    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)

    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)

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    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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