Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Midcentury stylish Kent Lake House













"An amazing lakeside retreat by Amy Lau, filled to the brim with premium vintage modernist design.

From writer Fred A. Bernstein:"A founder of Design Miami, Lau has an encyclopedic knowledge of 20th-century decorative arts. In implementing her plan for the Scheidts’ house, Lau says, she was as much a curator as a decorator, including pieces by both well-known designers (the sectional sofa is by Edward Wormley for Dunbar) and lesser-known greats like Denmark’s Greta Jalk, who designed the swoopy chair and ottoman. Thanks to the architecture—which is restrained, modern and at the same time lively—the furniture feels right at home."

The swoopy lounge chair is actually by Vladimir Kagan, though the ottoman is probably Jalk. Also included in this carefully selected collection of vintage furnishings are a T.H Robsjohn-Gibbings coffee table; an Arredoluce brass floor lamp; a Curtis Jere wall mirror above a Florence Knoll hanging cabinet and Edward Wormley stools; a set of Timo Sarpaneva candlesticks on a Jens Risom dining table surrounded by Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, Erik Buck barstools and Jens Quistgaard ice buckets; a Hans Wegner armchair paired with a Gilbert Waltrous desk lamp; George Nelson beds with Paul McCobbPlanner Group dresser, nightstand, and benches; and a Sori YanagiButterfly stool in the hall.Photographed by Joshua McHugh, see the full slide show here."


via : http://thenorthelevation.blogspot.com/2010/02/spaces-amy-lau-kent-lake-house.html

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Obliq is back with Wright's amazing auction in Chicago

Among the most beautiful design pieces are often on sale in Chicago... Like these, to be sold on the 17th of November 2011


Herbert Krenchel, 22 krenit bowls, 1953


Hans Wegner, lounge shell armchair
plywood, 1948


Peter Hvidt, table model 523
circa 1960


Finn Juhl, lounge chair  model NV53
teak, 1953


... among very rare pieces of furniture. Actually, 

"Wright is Design"
"Wright is the premier auction house specializing in modern and contemporary design. Since 2000 we have sold nearly 20,000 lots across the spectrum of 20th and 21st century design. We have pioneered whole fields of collecting and transformed the market for modern design. Our dedication to design drives what we do and who we are." (http://www.wright20.com/about/wright)


Friday, September 16, 2011

American eye on Modernist style - part II : Californian 1950s home style


 "A fabulous mid-century ‘Fahrenheit 451’ bungalow
 in award-winning Edgcumbe Park, Crowthorne, Berkshire ...
lovely example of Renway’s Type 60A bungalow — a design inspired by the modernist Ranch style homes of 1950s California"

 ... oups unfortunately, it is under offer !










Monday, September 12, 2011

Poul Henningsen at home...


PH Kontrast pendant lamp among nice other things :
a PH5 pendant lamp
Jacobsen chairs...

source : http://modernfindings.tumblr.com/post/9783112977/poul-henningsen-ph-kontrast-pendant-lamp

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nice shapes by Niels O. Møller


Stool, circa 1957


Teak dresser

Model 62 Chair

Model 64 Chair

Model 78 Chair


Model 71 Chair

 (obliq)

Niels O. Møller (1920-1982)
Danish designer and cabinetmaker, Niels O. Møller is known for his elegant furniture in teak and rosewood. He is a strong representive for Danish post-war furniture design with high demands on materials and craft skills. Møller founded the funiture factory J.L Møller Møbelfabrik in Århus, Denmark, in 1944. All of his designs were produced by J. L Møller. The company is still active and owned by the Møller family : http://www.jlm.dk

(http://www.deconet.com/decopedia/designer/1472/Niels_O._Møller)


via :
http://thenorthelevation.blogspot.com/2011/04/fresh-finds-niels-mller-dino-martens.html
http://www.bondandbowery.com/item/Niels_Moller_Danish_Modern_Teak_Five_Drawer_Dresser#
http://modernlove20.com/2009_seating.htm
http://www.deconet.com/decopedia/designer/1472/Niels_O._Møller


Møller by Obliqdesign :
http://www.obliqdesign.com/Obliqdesign/Niels_O._Moller.html

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

About Ole Wanscher (1903-1985)

To my point of view, Ole Wanscher's armchairs are really elegant...

1960




"This Ole Wanscher teak settee and lounge chair, very rare model designed for  Cado, featuring concave seat panels, sculpted armrests, and saber-flared legs. Elegant and refined, the lineage of this design can be traced to Wascher's earlier classically-influenced Colonial Chair for P. Jeppesen, and to the knock-down construction of his models for France & Son" (http://thenorthelevation.blogspot.com/2011/08/fresh-finds-ole-wanscher-aj-donahue-art.html & http://modernlove20.com/2009_freshfinds.htm)


 His coffee tables are refined :


This one is a folding coffee table designed in 1951

And this jewelrybox in rosewood is one of my favourite :




"Words like delicate, elegant and orderly come to mind when describing the designs of Ole Wanscher (1903–1985). Wanscher was a student of Kaare Klint, and later followed in his footsteps as Professor at the Furniture School at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen.
Like Klint, he was inspired by classical furniture, and he possessed a great interest in and knowledge about, not only English 18th century furniture, but also early Egyptian furniture. (...)  Although Ole Wanscher took great interest in industrially made furniture and designed several pieces with this in mind, his finest work were made in collaboration with master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen." (http://www.danish-furniture.com/designers/ole-wanscher/#ole-wanscher-easy-chair)