For all of you Scandinavian design aficionados out there that may have missed out on the Wright Scandinavian Design Auction this week, we're here to help you out. We've picked out our personal favourites from the hundreds of stunning objects that have helped steer the Scandinavian design world over the last 100 years.
Sold for: $23,750
The most romantic part of a chaise lounge is the way it develops over time, the patina it builds up and the personality and character it gains. This rare chaise lounge, created by acclaimed Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder, harbours all of its original details which makes it a particularly special lot in the upcoming Wright auction. With its original leather strapping and beautiful patina on its teak frame, the chaise lounge arrives in excellent condition with normal signs of wear. It is also a stellar example of Vodder’s intuition as a designer, as he was best known for his use natural materials such as exotic rosewood and teak, as well as organic forms, curved lines and a playful approach to colour panels
Sold for: $3,000
It is not often that collectible classic chairs look as comfortable as this lounge chair, which why this Erik Ole Jorgensen design is one of our favourite pieces from the auction. Inspired predominantly by materials and the same nine colours, Jorgensen created simple, covetable and uncluttered designs that are known for being effortlessly elegant. This Lounge Chair, with its sculptural metal frame and beautifully two-tone suede texture makes it more of a statement Scandinavian piece in comparison to others on display, but that is why it is thoroughly rewarding of its $3,000 price tag.
Sold For: $7,500
Many things get described as ‘modern classics’ in today’s world but nothing is quite as deserving of the title as the Grasshopper Floor Lamp. Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman, a Swedish born designer who was one of the first ever females to graduate from the famous Stockholm Konstfak School of Industrial Design, the tubular steel tripod lamp is both organic and modern, fulfilling a need of the time for lightness and functionality. The versatile design also shows Magnusson’s modernism influences and it displays the impact of architecture and furniture on the Californian landscape.
Sold For: $5,625
We all owe a lot to Bengt Ruda. The well-known Swedish furniture designer was among the first generation of designers at Ikea, so it is likely his work has influenced a lot of the everyday designs that you use or love. But if you're looking for something a little bit more special, then this pair of Bengt Ruda lounge chairs is just the thing; and they have both benefitted from a recent upholstery which offers a beautiful contrast to the wonderfully aged wooden surfaces.
Sold for: $7,000
The PK31 range of sofas and armchairs is a wonderful example of Poul Kjaerholm’s unique sense of material and shape. The pronounced lines of the sofa compliment the beauty that can be found in the smallest details and it also displays the clean lines, functionality and timeless design that has made Scandinavian design such a perennial favourite.
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