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.
Alexandre Noll (France, 1890-1970)
Lidded ebony wood box, signed
French sculptor and woodworker was well know for his dogmatic belief in wood, both as a material and for its spiritual qualities; the relationship between humankind and nature. His works extend to domestic objects and sometimes into the realm of sculpture – Noll was one of the most important forces in the mid-c20th who actively maintained the need to blur the distinctions between the arts and the crafts. His work reveals the organic continuity in all objects.
This exceptionally large sized, important piece by the artist (approx. 22cm long) has been carved in two parts from one large piece of dark madagascan ebony wood. It is signed underneath by the artist.
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