Two beautiful use of the raw wood we found in the work of two young emerging designers.

Peter Simoník of Allt studio from Slovakia has created two furniture pieces based on the stacking the wood. Highstack and Lowstack represent library and bench made out of stacked pieces of fine wood. Inspired by wood storages of sawmills and warehouses, the pieces are beautiful domestic objects.

Quite similar material feeling we have from the work created by Swedish designer Peter Svensson. His Split all the way in cabinet, made out of splitting pieces of birch, creates raw natural texture and uses the material in the different way.

Both works explore new possibilities of traditional material and become nice domestic furniture pieces with the everyday modest atmosphere as well as discover hidden beauty of nature.





Two beautiful use of the raw wood we found in the work of two young emerging designers.

Peter Simoník of Allt studio from Slovakia has created two furniture pieces based on the stacking the wood. Highstack and Lowstack represent library and bench made out of stacked pieces of fine wood. Inspired by wood storages of sawmills and warehouses, the pieces are beautiful domestic objects.

Quite similar material feeling we have from the work created by Swedish designer Peter Svensson. His Split all the way in cabinet, made out of splitting pieces of birch, creates raw natural texture and uses the material in the different way.

Both works explore new possibilities of traditional material and become nice domestic furniture pieces with the everyday modest atmosphere as well as discover hidden beauty of nature.



René Herbst, Armchair, 1928
René Herbst, Armchair, 1928
Piet Hein, Ursa Major candelabra, 1953
Piet Hein, Ursa Major candelabra, 1953
Jean Royere, Quille table and chairs, ca. 1955 and Serge Mouille, Grosse Moule ceiling lights, ca. 1955
Jean Royere, Quille table and chairs, ca. 1955 and Serge Mouille, Grosse Moule ceiling lights, ca. 1955
Jacques and Dani Ruelland, vases, ca. 1960 and Jean Prouvé, Compas desk, ca. 1953
Jacques and Dani Ruelland, vases, ca. 1960 and Jean Prouvé, Compas desk, ca. 1953
Line Vautrin, Mirror, ca. 1955 and Jean Royere, Chenets, 1940s
Line Vautrin, Mirror, ca. 1955 and Jean Royere, Chenets, 1940s
Gio Ponti, Ceiling light, ca. 1955 and Paolo Porthogesi, Floor lamp, ca. 1972 and Osvaldo Borsani, Center table, 1950s
Gio Ponti, Ceiling light, ca. 1955 and Paolo Porthogesi, Floor lamp, ca. 1972 and Osvaldo Borsani, Center table, 1950s
Vistosi, set of six pendants, 1960s
Vistosi, set of six pendants, 1960s
Max Ingrand, Mirror for Fontana Arte, 1960s and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, 1940s
Max Ingrand, Mirror for Fontana Arte, 1960s and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, 1940s
BBPR, Pair of chandeliers from Cinema Mediolanum, Milan, ca. 1971 and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, ca. 1959
BBPR, Pair of chandeliers from Cinema Mediolanum, Milan, ca. 1971 and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, ca. 1959
Gio Ponti, Design for Daniel Koo`s villa, Marin County, California, 1969
Gio Ponti, Design for Daniel Koo`s villa, Marin County, California, 1969

Yesterday we had here selection of the best pieces selling today at Phillips de Pury & Company Design Masters auction held in New York. But tomorrow starts another great auction, also at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York.

We read the catalogue and made some pictures illustrating qualities of the selling pieces as well as precise photos and graphic of the catalogue. We have created these simple collages to introduce you to the world of the modernist design from Italy and France, especially.

So do not miss pieces by BBPR, Ico Parisi, Fontana Arte, Paolo Porthogesi, Gio Ponti, Gino Sarfatti, Angelo Lelli or Jean Royere, Serge Mouile and many many others. Enjoy!

Design, 14 December, 2PM, 450 Park Avenue, New York


René Herbst, Armchair, 1928
René Herbst, Armchair, 1928
Piet Hein, Ursa Major candelabra, 1953
Piet Hein, Ursa Major candelabra, 1953
Jean Royere, Quille table and chairs, ca. 1955 and Serge Mouille, Grosse Moule ceiling lights, ca. 1955
Jean Royere, Quille table and chairs, ca. 1955 and Serge Mouille, Grosse Moule ceiling lights, ca. 1955
Jacques and Dani Ruelland, vases, ca. 1960 and Jean Prouvé, Compas desk, ca. 1953
Jacques and Dani Ruelland, vases, ca. 1960 and Jean Prouvé, Compas desk, ca. 1953
Line Vautrin, Mirror, ca. 1955 and Jean Royere, Chenets, 1940s
Line Vautrin, Mirror, ca. 1955 and Jean Royere, Chenets, 1940s
Gio Ponti, Ceiling light, ca. 1955 and Paolo Porthogesi, Floor lamp, ca. 1972 and Osvaldo Borsani, Center table, 1950s
Gio Ponti, Ceiling light, ca. 1955 and Paolo Porthogesi, Floor lamp, ca. 1972 and Osvaldo Borsani, Center table, 1950s
Vistosi, set of six pendants, 1960s
Vistosi, set of six pendants, 1960s
Max Ingrand, Mirror for Fontana Arte, 1960s and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, 1940s
Max Ingrand, Mirror for Fontana Arte, 1960s and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, 1940s
BBPR, Pair of chandeliers from Cinema Mediolanum, Milan, ca. 1971 and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, ca. 1959
BBPR, Pair of chandeliers from Cinema Mediolanum, Milan, ca. 1971 and Gino Sarfatti, Ceiling light for Arteluce, ca. 1959
Gio Ponti, Design for Daniel Koo`s villa, Marin County, California, 1969
Gio Ponti, Design for Daniel Koo`s villa, Marin County, California, 1969

Yesterday we had here selection of the best pieces selling today at Phillips de Pury & Company Design Masters auction held in New York. But tomorrow starts another great auction, also at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York.

We read the catalogue and made some pictures illustrating qualities of the selling pieces as well as precise photos and graphic of the catalogue. We have created these simple collages to introduce you to the world of the modernist design from Italy and France, especially.

So do not miss pieces by BBPR, Ico Parisi, Fontana Arte, Paolo Porthogesi, Gio Ponti, Gino Sarfatti, Angelo Lelli or Jean Royere, Serge Mouile and many many others. Enjoy!

Design, 14 December, 2PM, 450 Park Avenue, New York

Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991

Two following days, 13 and 14 December, become good times for collectors. Two very important auctions are held at Phillips de Pury & Company these days. Both of them with rare pieces of the 20th century design.

Now we preview first of the auction called Design Masters which is held 13 December in New York. Our selection explores some of the most interesting pieces on sale including machinist design of Pierre Chareau, elegant modernism of Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Max Ingrand and Jean Royere or postmodernist creations of Japanese master Shiro Kuramata, among many others.

Tomorrow we are here with the preview for the next auction from New York.

Design Masters, 13 December 2011 4PM, 450 Park Avenue,
New York

Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Carlo Mollino, Low table, 1950s
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Max Ingrand, Diavolo table lamp, 1957
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Jean Dunand, Lidded box, ca. 1925
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Pierre Chareau, desk and stool, ca. 1927
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean Royere, Chest of drawers, 1956 - 1958
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Jean-Michel Frank, Table lamp, ca. 1927
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Josef Hoffmann, Basket, ca. 1905
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Chandelier for Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, ca. 1964
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Gio Ponti, Dressing table and chair from Casa Ceccato, Milan, ca. 1950
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Vivianna Torum Bülow-Hüber, Table clock, 1970s
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991
Shiro Kuramata, Unique table from Tachibana restaurant, Shinagawa, Tokyo, 1991

Two following days, 13 and 14 December, become good times for collectors. Two very important auctions are held at Phillips de Pury & Company these days. Both of them with rare pieces of the 20th century design.

Now we preview first of the auction called Design Masters which is held 13 December in New York. Our selection explores some of the most interesting pieces on sale including machinist design of Pierre Chareau, elegant modernism of Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Max Ingrand and Jean Royere or postmodernist creations of Japanese master Shiro Kuramata, among many others.

Tomorrow we are here with the preview for the next auction from New York.

Design Masters, 13 December 2011 4PM, 450 Park Avenue,
New York










In Frankfurt am Main we visited young designer Hanna Ernsting as well. At this moment she is working at her home in the quiet residential district close to the centre of the city.

Hanna Ernsting surprised design world this year when she won second prize at IMM Cologne D3 Design Contest with her Moody Coach. Special conceptual seating which is more free domestic sculpture than traditional sofa plays with problematic of the comfort and variable function. Made out of hidden structure and large textile cover which you can use in the different ways, the Moody offers several possibilities of seating and relaxing. You can sleep, you can sit on, hide in it or use it as a carpet almost, the textile cover is the amorphous object for the domestic well-being.

In Hanna`s apartment we saw new object of the Moody series as well. Her Moody bag is the smaller variation on the same theme. Green textile can cover any chair or armchair and can create organic and comfortable seating.

In the great atmosphere of the meeting in the apartment/studio we discovered conceptual comfort of Hanna Ernsting and good feeling of the domesticity which is seen in her work. Vitra pieces or some another icons of modern design finally complete very natural atmosphere of the Hanna`s home.












In Frankfurt am Main we visited young designer Hanna Ernsting as well. At this moment she is working at her home in the quiet residential district close to the centre of the city.

Hanna Ernsting surprised design world this year when she won second prize at IMM Cologne D3 Design Contest with her Moody Coach. Special conceptual seating which is more free domestic sculpture than traditional sofa plays with problematic of the comfort and variable function. Made out of hidden structure and large textile cover which you can use in the different ways, the Moody offers several possibilities of seating and relaxing. You can sleep, you can sit on, hide in it or use it as a carpet almost, the textile cover is the amorphous object for the domestic well-being.

In Hanna`s apartment we saw new object of the Moody series as well. Her Moody bag is the smaller variation on the same theme. Green textile can cover any chair or armchair and can create organic and comfortable seating.

In the great atmosphere of the meeting in the apartment/studio we discovered conceptual comfort of Hanna Ernsting and good feeling of the domesticity which is seen in her work. Vitra pieces or some another icons of modern design finally complete very natural atmosphere of the Hanna`s home.





From the Japanese Pinto studio, their Like It collection of the simple domestic products caught our eyes.

Including stool, light, trays or special display scene for putting your favorite things and products, the collection brings natural beauty and function into your interior. Created in contemporary Japanese minimalist style, the products are functionalist as well as poetic.








We are part of the special curated pop-up shop at Phillips de Pury in London. Selected by Brent Dzekciorius, the show presents some of the most interesting talents in design, fashion and graphics.

Visit Phillips de Pury gallery and buy some of our products there. Among others, OKOLO Mollino book or Owls sculptures designed by Antonín Hepnar for us.

Thanks Phillips de Pury for the opportunity to be part of it.