It's great to see so many wonderful mid century modern pieces of furniture getting re issued. The latest to be announced is this beautiful Egyptian Stool that was originally designed by Danish architect Ole Wanscher in 1957. Carl Hansen & Son has now acquired rights to the design, and for the first time since 1970 it will be available in the US again. I absolutely love the brass and leather accents agains the dark mahogany. Pricing is likely to be in the $1,400 range. Perfection doesn't come cheap.
I already have lot's of wooden cutting boards at my house, so is it weird that I want wooden plates as well? I love the contrast of the natural woods with the neon edges. I'd love to know what they use for the color. Paint? Epoxy? Anyway sign me up.
One Kings Lane has sort of been on fire lately. Today they have a pretty incredible line up of Scandinavian furniture for really great prices. Surprisingly a good deal of it is available for delivery before Christmas too. Now the hard part is picking a favorite.
I always love a good pendant light.
ShapingYourDay is a brand new Danish brand, created by Mencke & Vagnby, and the first creation is the pendant Snowflower.
Sustainability and lasting design that moves you are the key features “shaping your day”. With a focus on simplicity and functionality of the Scandinavian design traditions, the founders and designers Karina Mencke and Marcus Vagnby have always had an international approach, making their impact around the globe.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's debut of new work by Volk comes a 2012 ICFF update of another one of my favorite furniture makers Asher Dunn. I fell in love with Studio Dunn's Scandinavian influenced furniture the first time I saw it. It is modern day americana at its best. Asher continues to delight my eyes with careful attention to detail and flowing joinery details. I'm happy to see he continues to design things besides just furniture too.
The shell-like Narragansett Bowls highlight the simplicity of natural utility. Drawing from the sea, Native Americans in Rhode Island had assimilated a variety of shells for plating food. Available in brass or cast iron, the Narragansett Bowls create an earthy vessel to display edible or decorative items. Exposed edges embellish angular shadows thrown from their bends, while the weight of the material anchors the humble receptacle.
Bristol Console Table
Find yourself entranced in the Bristol Console’s flowing pillars and waves. Indulge in the intricacy of its endless streaming lines, forged by its slim contours, branch-like stretcher, distinctive connection points, and the surface’s cusp. The console’s hardwood construction and sizeable top sends a personal invitation to a serene space while also playing host to casual use.
The dark shallow waters of the Coddington Vase illuminate the subtle radiance of sun kissed flowers. Pointed and sleek, the seafaring inspired stainless steel grate crosses with the exotic and precise art of Ikebana. With a cast aluminum base, its durable body emits a touch of masculinity and a rugged natural patina that’s gentle enough to embrace the most delicate beauty.
The spitting image of revolution. The Corliss Chair cleverly integrates traditional American hardwood construction in its maple seat with a graceful, comfort driven, and handcrafted aluminum backing. Its true connection a secret between them, this union of sustainable and recyclable materials harmoniously joins along a curved plane. Paying homage to George Corliss, the founder of the first independently-powered steam engine, the chair naturally innovates any setting.
Studio DUNN was founded in 2010 and launched its first collection, the Rhode Island Collection, at the ICFF in 2010, winning the Editor’s Award for Best New Designer. Studio DUNN has recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New England Home, Wallpaper*, and Dwell. This past April, founder Asher Dunn was awarded New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Award given to five individuals under the age of 40 for significant contributions to their design field.
While many people think of the iconic egg chair or swan chair when they think of Arne Jacobsen, he also enjoyed a successful career as an architect. One of his earlier commissions was the Århus City Hall in Denmark. Even if you haven't heard of the building there is a good chance you would recognize a picture of the amazing staircase.
One of the little known details of the building has recently been resurrected. Arne created all the typography for the interior signage in the building, and you can now have a little piece of it in your home. These Alfabet Cups can be ordered with the Arne Jacobsen designed letter of your choice.
Very Good and Proper has been doing some quality work lately, and I'm glad to see that they are getting the much deserved credit for it. The Harbour Chair shown above was recently nominated for a Design Museum Design of the Year Award. Made of powder coated metal tubing and CNC shaped ash this simple attractive chair deserves all the credit it gets.
Yes please! The dishes from Danish company Bloomingville are absolutely amazing. Great color and pattern, and the price isn't bad either. Now if I could just find a place stateside that carries them.
Curse you Emmas Designblogg for constantly showing me all sorts of wonderful Scandinavian products that I will never be able to have. Like this matte white fire extinguisher developed by Asplund and Brandsläckaren.se. So much want.
It's Tuesday, you have been working hard all day, you deserve a little treat. Do yourself a favor and head on over to Design House Stockholm and download their newly released 2012 catalogue. You won't be sorry.
It turns out that neon rabbits isn't just a good name for a synth pop band, it's also a great idea for a scandinavian inspired pillow cover. Available in pink, blue, or orange these fantastic pillow covers from La La Label in Stockholm Sweden are as thoughtfully designed as they are good looking. You can pick up a insert/filler from your local Ikea for a perfect fit.
Jane Foster may live in the UK, but she knows a thing or two about Scandinavian design. She has an amazing collection of original art work on her etsy shop, as well as some delightful dolls and textiles that she makes with vintage fabrics. I've even made a mental bookmark to check out her Christmas stockings after Thanksgiving. They are pretty amazing.
Nordic Art House is an online art gallery that exclusively sells art prints and photographs from Swedish artists. I'm particularly smitten by their collection of limited edition Giclée prints that they have available. Pricing seems very reasonable starting as low as $74. As an added bonus, Nordic Art House was kind enough to extend a 30% VIP discount for all Grassrootsmodern readers until the end of the month. Just put in the code GRM30 at checkout. Nordic Art House Prints
I came across these fantastic danish cast iron skillets and pans on Etsy today and I'm seriously tempted to pick up all three of them. Made by Copco they are all cast iron with white enamel, and are sure to last for years and years to come. A quick google search turned up the fact that Copco is still around, but unfortunately it doesn't look like they are doing enamel cookware anymore. Priced between $40 and $68 each, these vintage pieces seem like a screaming deal to me.
The last couple nights the temperatures have started to cool off finally. Of course with the hint of fall in the air the first thing that my mind turns to is sitting around a fire pit on a cool night. This Cast Iron Fire pit from Design Within Reach caught my eye. It's Danish roots show through immediately. It's shape isn't all looks though, there are some clever things going on in there that make the fire burn even more efficiently. And did I mention there is a grill top option for it? Yep. Perfection.
Every kitchen needs some classy linen tea towels in it, and while these ones may come from the land down under, they are definitely kicking out some solid scandinavian vibes. Designed and hand printed by Australian based Red Wren Designs, the towels are available in either a natural or cream linen.