Kitka takes us along to visit the home of one of the greatest historians of 20th Century Scandinavian Design, Professor Oda Noritsugu. Located in Asahikawa, Japan, Professor Oda has amassed a mind-blowing collection of Scandinavian Modernism, including rare forms and prototypes from Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Hans Bolling, just to name a few.
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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.
Frederic Mechiche's amazing art and design filled flat in Marais, Paris.
Via Modern Love's Tumblr.
Florence Shu Knoll, a defining figure of the American Modern Movement, is 94 years young today.
Via Knoll's facebook.
One of my favorite Comte photos, this beautiful work just sold for a hammer of £3,750, at today's Phillips de Pury's Photographs Sale.
Exquisite works of 20th Century Design will be offered in Phillips de Pury's upcoming May 25th auction, Design. These are my favorite picks:
A beautiful brass bed with sculptural headboard, a collaboration between OSVALDO BORSANI and ARNALDO POMODORO.
An enameled perforated steel hanging lamp by MATHIEU MATÉGOT.
A flared lip vase by LUCIE RIE.
Red velvet Coeur armchairs by JEAN ROYÈRE.
GEORGE NAKASHIMA's Odakyu cabinet
A 3-arm wall light by SERGE MOUILLE.
A floor lamp designed by GAETANO SCIOLARI for STILNOVO.
A beautifully worn JEAN PROUVÉ Compas cafétéria table.
POUL KJÆRHOLM's iconic Hammockchair.
See the full preview at Phillips de Pury.