Got to have it – vintage Scandinavian design

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,

Verner Panton,
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
& 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
Henningsen Artichocke pendant in copper, this beautiful Ib Kofod-Larsen LoungeChair with its gorgeous
arm-joint detail
in yellow
fabric and a Desk Lamp By Arne Jacobsen.

I’d also like the Kastor Standing Light
Jo Hammerborg, a Finn Juhl Rosewood “Judas”
Dining Table
and 8 rosewood Kai Kristiansen’s dining chairs. Not asking for much
really 😉

First image: Pierre Forsell Table Lampsin Brass for Skultuna, Finn Juhl Poet Sofa, Ib Kofod-Larsen Lounge Armchair, Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen cabinet


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