Josef Frank, Dining table for Svenskt Tenn, 1947
Josef Frank, Dining table for Svenskt Tenn, 1947
Peder Moos, stool, 1944
Peder Moos, stool, 1944
Orla Molgaard-Nielsen and Peter Hvidt, table for Basse Villa, 1957
Orla Molgaard-Nielsen and Peter Hvidt, table for Basse Villa, 1957
Arne Jacobsen, Set of eight drawer units for the hotel SAS, 1958
Arne Jacobsen, Set of eight drawer units for the hotel SAS, 1958
Vilhelm Lauritzen, Embassy chandelier for Danish Ambassador`s residence in Washington, 1960 and Vanity desk and stool, 1934
Vilhelm Lauritzen, Embassy chandelier for Danish Ambassador`s residence in Washington, 1960 and Vanity desk and stool, 1934



Nils Fougstedt and Björn Trägardh, Noah`s Ark tables, 1929
Bruno Mathsson, Anita shelves, 1950s
Nils Fougstedt and Björn Trägardh, Noah`s Ark tables, 1929 Bruno Mathsson, Anita shelves, 1950s
Tapio Wirkkala, Devil`s head pendant, 1974
Tapio Wirkkala, Devil`s head pendant, 1974
Tapio Wirkkala, Leaf platters, 1951
Kaj Franck, Apple vase, 1968
Tapio Wirkkala, Leaf platters, 1951 Kaj Franck, Apple vase, 1968
Lena Rewell, The Nordic Auction blanket, 2011
Lena Rewell, The Nordic Auction blanket, 2011
Paavo Tynell, Standard lamps, 1940s
Paavo Tynell, Standard lamps, 1940s

We received another Phillips de Pury catalogue for upcoming Important Nordic Design auction. We have used this very nice book to present some of the most interesting pieces which will be on sale next week in London

It seems that articles about Phillips de Pury auctions will become our regular tradition. Every auction held in New York or in London is full of spectacular modernist pieces from all around the world which we have never seen before. And that we like it. Upcoming Important Nordic design auction is no exception.

Curated by architect Lee F. Mindel, the auction is a great survey of Danish, Swedish and Finnish modernist design of the last century. In more than 120 pieces you can discover everything from unique jewelry by Tapio Wirkkala to the interior masterpieces by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894 - 1984), Danish architect whose work is not so famous in the design world. He designed Copenhagen Airport terminal (1937–1939) or Embassy of Denmark in Washington (1960), among others. We like his decorative chandelier from living room of the Danish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington or his Vanity desk and stool from 1934. With its details, the table is original synthesis of functionalism a decorativism.

Another great Danish master including in the auction is Peder Moos (1906-1991), whose artistic wooden organic custom made furniture has cult status today. And this is why his Lady`s desk from the years 1953 - 1954 is the most expensive piece of the auction.

Our next favorites include Paavo Tynell, Josef Frank, Bruno Mathsson, Poul Henningsen. Anna Petrus or fantastic Timo Sarpaneva.

Important Nordic Design, 17 November 2011, London

Thanks Phillips de Pury for their kind collaboration.