Viggo Boessen, armchair, 1960s
Viggo Boessen, armchair, 1960s
Kurt Osterwig, armchair, model 53, 1960s
Kurt Osterwig, armchair, model 53, 1960s
H. Brockmann-Petersen, Hunting Armchair for Louis G. Thiesen & Son, 1960s
H. Brockmann-Petersen, Hunting Armchair for Louis G. Thiesen & Son, 1960s
Jorgen Hovelskov, armchair, prototype, 1960s
Jorgen Hovelskov, armchair, prototype, 1960s
Jorgen Hovelskov, armchair, prototype, 1960s
Jorgen Hovelskov, armchair, prototype, 1960s

There are the another auction items. This time from Pierre Bergé & associés Scandinavian Design auction, which is held in Brussels this sunday 24 October 2010. Very interesting sale is full of unique scandinavian design, especially from the second half of the 20th century.

After checking the catalogue we decided to make here a special selection of some rare seating pieces from the auction. Danish design from the 1950s and 1960s is usually characterized by very elegant forms and user comfort. But now we selected five extraordinary designs from the 1960s by some more unknown designers of the period, which stay on the edge of these features maybe. Elegance and practical comfort were changed for the evident sculptural and robust qualities in these cases. For example, prototypes made from wood, ropes and textiles by Jorgen Hovelskov are exact examples of this approach. Strange composition of the Hunting armchair with the same strange looking head rest by H. Brockmann-Petersen represents here on the other hand anti-aesthetic connotations of postwar design a little bit. With the other robust pieces by Kurt Ostervig and Viggo Boesen constitutes this selection extreme sculptural danish design of the 1960s.

If you like it, you can buy it in Brussels this sunday.