Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Take me to Scandinavia 'at auction'

I am not sure why Scandinavia produced so many fabulous designers of cool modern furniture, but it did. The design are simple, but oh so stylish. It's in the details. Add one piece of great Scandinavian design to a room, and it instantly gives it a modern vibe.

Skona Hem Magazine

This room is simple in many ways, and mixes high and low with great chic. The Ikea pieces allows this home owner to set off the Hans Wegner Sawbuck chair to great effect(foreground). 

Skona Hem

Arne Jacobsen chairs always work. This room has a fabulous orange leather Egg chair, and a pair of brown leather swan chairs off to the sides. The dark wall color is great for setting them off.

Wright auctions in Chicago has a Scandinavian Design auction coming up May 19th. It's the perfect place to pick up that one piece (or maybe two!) to add instant modern chic to your decor.

This piece just spoke to me when I saw it. The color of the leather is cool, and I can easily see it sitting opposite a simple white sofa. This is designed by Nanna Ditzel (Danish) in 1952. This is Lot 145 and has an auction estimate of $3,000 - $5,000. 

The first photo above has a Hans Wegner (Danish) Sawbuck chair in the foreground. Why not have a pair! These have an auction estimate of $7,000 - $9,000 and are Lot 179. These are circa 1951.

We have to include an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair. This one is circa 1970 (originally designed in 1958), and has an auction estimate of $3,000 - $5,000. These are classic and comfortable. Jazz up a traditional room with one of these instead of a wing chair for some fun!

A fabulous cabinet is like a piece of art in a room.  This beautifully detailed bar cabinet was designed by Edvard and Tove Kindt-Larsen (Danish). It's made of walnut, birch, glass and brass. It has a wonderful interior. This is circa 1945 (Lot 243), and has an auction estimate of $5,000 - $7,000.

This cabinet really needs close inspection. It's made of oak, leather and brass. The beauty is in the detailed workmanship and design. This was designed by Otto Schultz (Swedish) in 1940. It has an auction estimate of $5,000 - $7,000.
Skona Hem

This dining area ticks a number of design boxes. The chair and table were designed by Fritz Hansen, and the light fixture is by Poul Henningsen. The light would look fabulous in almost any style room.

Here is a Poul Henningsen (Danish) Artichoke lamp. It's made of copper, aluminum, and steel. It has a warmth to it with the copper color. This is circa 1957, and Lot 323 in the Wright auction. It has an auction estimate of $3,000 - $5,000. This would be fabulous in a dining room.

This Poul Henningsen would be wonderful in a traditional entryway to give it a bit of an unexpected twist. This is circa 1933 and is called the PH 2/1 pendant lamp. It is Lot 295 in the Wight auction with an estimate of $2,000 - $3,000.

Visit the Skona Hem website for some Scandinavian inspiration, and then take a look at the Wright Scandinavian Design auction catalogue to see if you might add some Scandinavian vibe to your decor!

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