Scandi-dandy interior pieces to give your home a cool look this autumn12 October 2020 The Scandinavian concept of hygge might be ‘so two years ago’, but 20th century design from Norway, Denmark and Sweden continues to appeal.
Defined by minimalism, functionality and often space-saving, Scandinavian designs continue to be popular with private buyers and interior decorators alike. Nothing outstrips the popularity of classic mid-century designs, a number of which can be found at Lyon & Turnbull’s Modern Made auction on October 23.
Below we pull out five examples to bid for and buy on thesaleroom.com.
When you think ‘Scandinavian’ you might automatically think of muted colours, such as brown and beige. Not so with this ‘pre-pop’ dining set (pictured above) by Functionalist Danish designer Arne Jacobsen (1902-71). Made by Asko c.1969 it is a late work by the designer and an amusing example of design for the ‘Swinging Sixties’. It is made with birch and painted plywood and comprises a table and four chairs offered together with an estimate of £800-1200.
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Another Danish designer featuring in this sale is Hans Olsen (1919-92), who designed this settee for Jørgen Jørgensen. Made of teak and wool it is offered with an estimate of £1500-2500.
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Designed in 1944 by Danish-born Hans Wegner (1914-2007), this pair of Chinese-inspired chairs in stained beech are offered with an estimate of £2000-3000.
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Y Jens Quistgaard
Among the mid-century pieces on offer is this Stokke coffee table, c.1960, which was designed by Y Jens Quistgaard (1919-2008). Made in rosewood and chromed metal by Richard Nissen of Denmark it is offered for £3000-5000.
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Another Hans Wegner
Another piece by Hans Wegner is this sofa designed for Getama in 1954. Made in teak it is another top example of a colourful Scandi piece and has an estimate of £1000-1500.
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