Fresh Finds: Pierre Paulin, Richard Nissen, + Italian Sommerso Glass

. Monday, May 30, 2011

A very rare model from Richard Nissen's sculptural line of teak peppermills. This example features a fingerjointed box topped by a solid teak dial. Silver rings are inlayed on opposite sides of the box, and inside the silver rings are shallow concave holes.

The Nissen studio also produced some of Jens Quistgaard designs under contract from Dansk. Craftmanship and construction are equal between the two lines. Signed with embossed factory marks: NISSEN DENMARK and PAT. PEND.

Thanks to Mark Perlson for his assistance in cataloging this piece.

A rare matching pair of Concorde lounge chairs, originally designed in 1966 for the Concorde departure lounge of JFK Airport.

These examples are the uncommon high-back model, featuring form-fitting seat panels on spring steel frames, providing exceptional comfort in seating.

A impressive and substantial Sommerso vase featuring layers of clear, amber and aubergine glass. Reminiscent of works by Flavio Poli for Archemede Seguso.

Approximately 13.5" tall. Not signed, artist not known.

All via Modern Love, with many more great finds to come.


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