P1290237 (1)

Ilmari Tapiovaara (Finland 1914-1999)

Laukaan Puu. Finland 1950s

Stained pine. [Two with burnished manufacturer’s markings].

Three rare modular book shelves designed as part of a complete storage system.

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P1270941

Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 60 stacking stool. Finmar. 1930s.

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Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen

Vintage Danish solid silver jigsaw bracelet, with H K hallmark,

design no 88, circa 1950. Approx. 19cm long (small size)

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Poul Kjaerholm (Denmark, 1929-1980)

Pk101 candelabrum for Kold Christensen. 1956.

Brushed steel. Stamped ‘Denmark’. According to Michael Sheridan’s catalogue raisonne on Kjaerholm, the double-helix design of the PK101 illustrates Kjaerholm’s desire to emulate abstraction and economy of form found in the plant kingdom. The thin steel rods attached to the central tube exploit the high tensile strength of steel to reduce the rods to their minimum diameter. The rods were threaded at both ends in order to support a set of rings sized to fit the typical Danish candle commonly used at Christmas.

Together with this candelabrum we are including a set of small ball shaped candles with an extending section to fit the rings of the candelabrum – The candles are designed by Timo Sarpanava.

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P1220891

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Rare version of the “Kakkonen” stackable armchair No. 2. /15. Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. 1930s.

Finmar label to the underside.

A good example of Aaltos formative years and early designs; this chair is made from laminated and solid birch and retains its original black finish.

Co-designed by Alvar Aalto and Otto Korhonen in 1930, the chair was manufactured over the years as four differing versions. This version is the rarest of the four. The design is similar to one of other versions in that the front legs protrude at the side. However, the front edge of the seat on this version is formed as a more severe right angle as shown in the detail fig.1 (The other version with protruding legs was rounded at the front). It also has a small decorative corner feature when seen from the front that is reminiscent of traditional Chinese chairs.

The chair was illustrated in Alvar Aalto Designer, Alvar Aalto museum p.69 and in Alvar & Aino design collection Bischofberger p.21

p1250663

Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 901 tea trolley.

An early 1930s/40s edition – evidence of the ‘Aalto, Finland stamp’ to the underside.

It has been over-painted a few times at much early dates. It could be restored.

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