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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P1260248

Modernist stools. Circa 1920s-40s.

Pine.

These stools are believed to be of Swedish or German origin.

There are small differences in the structure as seen.

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P1240599

P1240589

Stockmann Orno AB. 1960s.

The design mostly attributed nowadays to Lisa Johansson-Pape although research has uncovered evidence that the design was attributed by Stockmann’s to Rauni Peippo and that the link to Lisa Johansson-Pape may have been a later attribution.

Early production solid pine wood table and four chairs.

Rare large sized dining table (99 x 87 x 72.5cm) and four stools. This set is in superb condition having just the right colour and patina from regular use as would be desired. A rare set.

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P1220891

Version 2
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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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