Five interiors ideas from lesser known names of the design world

If 20th century design floats your boat when it comes to filling your home with stylish furniture, an auction coming up at an Essex auction house on July 12 offers a huge array of options.

TSR Sworders Design Danish Settee

Estimated at £2000-3000, this Danish 'V11' settee, designed by Illum Wikkelsø, with a black leather seat, raised on tapering block rosewood supports, measures 2.3m wide x 80cm deep x 65cm high, with seat 38.5cm high. You can bid for the Danish 'V11' settee via 

Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet is holding its Design sale which features many well-known names of Mid-century and inter-war renown in particular, such as Jeanneret and Mouseman.

Such fame does come at a decent price these days. However, if your budget does not stretch that far plenty of other intriguing manufacturers can be found at lower price points. Here are five ideas (including the picture top) on what to buy.

Coffee time

TSR Sworders Design Coffee Table

Estimated at £200-400, a teak coffee table by Aase Dreieri, Norway, with a rectangular top, a sliding undershelf, and raised on turned supports, labelled, measures 149cm wide x 55cm deep x 48cm high. Visit to bid for the teak coffee table by Aase Dreieri.

Chair pair

TSR Sworders Design Hansen Chairs

Guided at £1000-1500, this pair of 'JH713' oak lounge chairs was designed by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen in 1957. They each measure 66cm wide x 58cm deep x 90cm high (seat 45cm high). Bid for the pair of 'JH713' oak lounge chairs on

Modern lighting 

TSR Sworders Design Italian Lamp

An Italian modernist standard lamp, 1950s, designed by Oscar Torlasco for Lumen, with three joined brass arms of staggered heights, each terminating with a lacquered metal shade, on a round marble base, stands 1.89m high. It is estimated at £1800-2000. Check to see this Italian modernist standard lamp.


Sleek sideboard 

TSR Sworders Design Sideboard

This Danish teak sideboard by Bernhard Pedersen and Son, with a tambour front, enclosing four central slides and three further shelves to the sides, labelled, measures 2.11m wide x 51cm deep x 79.5cm high. It is estimated at £300-500. See to view the Danish teak sideboard by Bernhard Pedersen and Son.


Tags: Furniture
Send feedback on this article