Tableware by Magnus Stephensen

I’m not really a specialist on silverware as such, I have a bit of a push pull relationship with objects of shine and that element of lure. Although I’m quite the functionalist at heart I’ve been drawn to objects with that in-between for a fair while now and this tableware by Magnus Stephensen for Georg Jensen is a perfect example of that. Magnus was a bit of a legend in my eyes, he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of …

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The Two Brothers, Erling and Egon Petersen

I went on a small furniture jaunt last night, checking out multiple design forums and blogs to see if I could find any new designers or interesting creatives. Usually I get a bit stuck because the internet doesn’t tend to document the more obscure individuals, they’re usually from Denmark or Sweden but it’s hard to find information on them and their work. A few times I’ve heard some designers names that have been placed on the …

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Stoneware and Ceramic Design Works by Ole Jensen

Some great minimalist stoneware and ceramic objects by Danish designer Ole Jensen. Usually I like the quirky independent pottery but Normann Copenhagen have produced some great objects over the years, for example check out Aaron Probyn’s cutlery, it’s an amazing set which makes me really envious and slightly ashamed that I don’t have some in my own kitchen. Ole Jensen foll …

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CH33 Chair Designed by Hans J Wegner

Last night I thought I’d revisit the Carl Hansen & Son website after I was researching the life and works of Hans J Wegner, a master designer in my mind. All of his furniture is highly inspiring and I love to see the background and context behind each object. Although I’d like to see more of this online, it would inspire me immensely, it’s actually quite rare to find imagery and information regarding the process and production of furniture pieces …

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We do Wood Furniture, Denmark

Today I decided to pick up this brilliant imagery from the We do Wood website, a Danish furniture company established in 2006 by two cabinetmakers and designers Henrik Thygesen and Sebastian Jørgensen. Apart from the fact that they design really beautiful furniture with that distinct Danish look, these guys are really focusing in on sustainable design and are looking to create functional furniture that has respect for the envi …

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Furniture Imagery from the Finn Juhl 2012 Catalogue

Finn Juhl, a man we’ve discussed many times before, captured my attention yesterday after I had a quick browse of their website. It was a pleasant surprise to see a new catalogue released this year which not only features some classic Finn Juhl furniture but also some nice text to accompany it, a few paragraphs written by Christian Homlsted Olesen, the curator at the Design Museum in …

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Sculptures by Erik Thommesen

It seems like I’ve been unleashed into a furniture frenzy lately so when I came across these sculptures by the great artist that is Erik Thommesen I had to fit them into the schedule somewhere. Although I’m not technically an “art” sort of guy I do get drawn in to different forms mixed with a variety of materials, I’m always interested in the shapes and the structure of an object. This is probably why I’m inspired by the …

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Poul Kjærholm Furniture Collection Imagery

Over the weekend I was roaming around different furniture design websites and I was lucky enough to stumble across this wonderful imagery of Poul Kjærholm’s furniture via Fritz Hansen. Although I’ve heard of Poul and have seen his works over the years I’ve not really looked into his history as a designer, so I thought I would use this post as a source of information and tell you some interesting things I found out abo …

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The Making of the Series 7 Designed by Arne Jacobsen

This video is extremely old but I was blown away when watching it this morning and it sort of led me onto researching a bit more into Arne Jacobsen and his works, particularly the Syveren (Seven) series chair. This pressure moulded veneer chair seen here is apparently one of the most sold chairs in furniture history and is a further development of the famous …

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Wright Auction House, Furniture by Børge Mogensen

Yesterday a fine fellow pointed me towards the Wright auction house website, a company that’s based in Chicago, Illinois. They’re known world over for specialising in modern and contemporary design, selling architect designed furniture from individuals such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto and Hans J Wegner. But …

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Hans J. Wegner, Danish Furniture Designer

Well this is what I like to find, a website full of inspiring imagery by one of my favourite furniture designers Hans J. Wegner. Hans was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark and was the son of a shoemaker originally starting out as an apprentice cabinetmaker before working as an architect in 1938. At a young age Wegner collaborated with Danish architect and designer Arne Jacbosen, an individual who we will …

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