Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Dealers frank and oliver displayed their gear like this at the FINE ART COLOGNE fair of 2009. And their shit was dope. I'm purposefully making them sound like drugdealers. They brought with them some desirable Fabricius/Kastholm stuff, a Wirkkala table and a Greta Magnusson Grossman lamp, the rare Kjærholm wall-mounted sofa, and that Wegner chair...
How about those Josef Frank wallpapers!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Pictures from the Swedish tv-show Antikdeckarna, with actor Torkel Petersson showing off his apartment, furniture, ceramics and his shag (rya) carpet.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I just got back from New York, so in the near future there will probably be a couple of posts about the city that's admired by everyone.
Designed by Chris Kraig for SUITE New York. There is no question about the fact that the respect for the modernist classics is ever-increasing. When will the general public starts showing the same apreciation for the buildings of the time? It will happen - it is just a matter of time.
The Allianz-Hochhaus on Joachimsthaler Strasse, near Kurfürstendamm, Berlin. Designed in 1955 by Alfred Gunzenhausen and Paul Schwebes.
One of my favourite buildings, and one of the finest examples of German mid-century modernism. At first, the strict geometric travertine façade is reminiscent of the nazi-klassizismus of the 30's and 40's, but in the end, this is something different. The wriggled long wing, the organic shaped staircase and storefront, as well as the pillars that look like the work of Stig Lindberg. It is no wonder this was one of the most appreciated buildings of the Nachkriegzeit.
first two photos by BEROLINO