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Beautiful Art Deco table made in the 1950s
Beautiful Art Deco table made in the 1950s
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Displaying Art Deco geometries, this elegant table is made of particle board and wood and features brown lacquered surfaces. Made in the 1950s in Germany, the table has an exquisite look. The sides are slightly trapezoidal and nicely decorated with different colored veneer. The tables is in good condition, although it displays some signs of use, small defects and scratches visible in the photos.
Beautiful pair of chairs made in France, in the 1960s. The structure, made of walnut, is very elegant and reminiscent of Art Deco current. The front legs, cone-shaped, have brass clogs. The chairs were re-upholstered in the spirit of the period and are in excellent condition.
Coffee table made in Norway, late 60s. The counter-top is made of teak; 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.
Pair of chairs made in France, in the late 1970s. The structure, made of walnut, draws a slim silhouette, accentuated by the trapezoidal shape of the backrest. The front legs, cone-shaped, have brass clogs. The chairs have new upholstery (in the spirit of the period) and are in excellent condition.
Set of 4 "MR" armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The armchairs are made of tubular steel and black natural leather and are preserved in a very good shape.
The architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the best-known exponents of International Style modernism. His "less-is-more" philosophy has become a catchphrase for much twentieth-century design, though a preference for luxurious and costly materials often underscores the deceptive simplicity of his elegant and refined designs.
Mies van der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus design school in Dessau, from 1930 until its closing in 1932. In 1938 he left Germany for America, where he headed the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The graceful, elegant, and beautifully proportioned "MR" armchair, developed from a 1924 design for a cantilevered chair by Mart Stam, was introduced by Mies van der Rohe at the 1927 Stuttgart exhibition and has remained in production ever since. The chair’s cantilevered design uses tubular steel, then a technological novelty, to create an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat. (When asked why he created chairs with generously sized seats, Mies van der Rohe allegedly replied that he designs chairs he’d be most comfortable sitting in.) The MR Armchair is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style. It was awarded the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977 and the Design Center Stuttgart Award in 1978.
In 1968 the Knoll group took the license to manufacture these chairs but both before 1968 and afterwards many factories have in fact produced these iconic pieces.
Small coffee table manufactured in the 1960s. The top of the table is very beautiful and features natural inspired leaf shapes. The table is nicely colored in three shades of brown, from deep dark (the legs), to honey (the leafs on the top). The piece is in very good vintage condition and was recently restored.
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.