I’m always finding things on 1stDibs (and etsy for that matter) that I want to
own or ear mark for a project. Today’s
lusting can be blamed on the Rum magazine I was “reading” this morning – that actually means I was looking at
the lovely pictures as I can’t read it – it’s in Danish. There’s something so beautiful and
thoughtful about Scandinavian Design from the 1950s through to 1970s, especially
in the way it balances form with function and conveys quality
craftsmanship and is sympathetic to the materials. That’s not say to that
modern Scandinavian design isn’t equally as covetable or skillfully created. However the vintage designs steal my
heart as they often look as good now, as they did when they were conceived.
Whilst most people are familiar with Danish
Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl,
Kai Kristiansen and Nanna Ditzel. The less well known or as widely publicised designers
below should also be looked out for. Such as;
Henningsen, husband and wife duo Tove
& Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Ib Kofod Larsen, Illum Wikkelsø, Niels Møller and Arne Vodder.
I’d like three Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
swivel chairs for a kitchen island, a Poul
Henningsen Artichocke pendant in copper, this beautiful Ib Kofod-Larsen LoungeChair with its gorgeous brass
arm-joint detail in yellow
fabric and a Desk Lamp By Arne Jacobsen.