Monday, January 17, 2011

Illum Wikkelsø Office Suite

Need some new office furniture? Bruun Rasmussen are clubbing a desk, a conference/dining table, eight chairs and two sideboards with bookcases by the slightly obscure and underrated danish designer Illum Wikkelsø, produced by P. Schultz & Co.

Unknown Lounge

A unknown lounge, probably the coolest one I've ever seen, with chairs by Warren Platner and Fun-chandeliers by Verner Panton.

from the set "mid-century modern living" on flickr, via WANKEN

Update: This was the lobby of the Verner Panton-designed interior of the office of Der Spiegel. More pictures are coming soon!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Erik Herløw's Bungalow

Christmas was spent small fishers' hamlet Segelstorps strand, Skåne, Sweden, where in 1947 the 38-year old Danish arhitect and designer Erik Herløw, three years out of Kongelige Danske Kunstakademie and two years after staring his own firm, drew this summerhouse for clothing-magnate Harald Schlasberg.

Pictures by yours truly.

Erik Herløw went on to be a successful industrial designer, working for Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen, Dansk Aluminium Industri among others, being a founding member of Selskabet for Industriel Formgivning (the Danish Societ for Industrial Design) and becoming a proffessor in industrial design at the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademie between 1959 to 1979. He was also one in a long line of great designers to have worked for SAS, having designed the interior of the A-300 Airbus planes at the end of the 70's.

Today his most widely available design is the stainless steel flatware series Obelisk for Hackman.

Wright-Obelisk flatware

Thursday, January 6, 2011

angela lindvall6 Morning Beauty | Angela Lindvall by Camilla Akrans

I can look at this picture for ages.

Angela Lindvall shot by Camilla Åkrans for Harper's Bazaar, on a DS-600 sofa from De Sede, designed by Eleonore Peduzzi Riva, Ueli Berger, Heinz Ulrich, and Klaus Vogt in 1972.

see the rest of the shoot here; via the North Elevation 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sturegatan 13 & 15, Stockholm

Picture by yours truly, published in the think-tank Östermalmsnytt.

Built between 1966-1970 by Jaenecke & Samuelsson, as "Statstjänstemännens hus" ("House of Civil Servants"). This building always intrigued me. The iregularely placed windows between the bronze coloured anodised aluminum taunts me to figure out a pattern. So far without success. Today asymetry has become the cliché-decoration of choice, but it is a quite rare find in Swedish office architecture from the 60's.

The spacious and light lobby has been rebuilt into something that looks more like a janitor's closet. There used to be a full wall painting here by C.O. Hultén, made in enamel at the ceramics factory of Gustafsberg. I mailed the League of Swedish Officers, which currently uses the building, to ask if there was any possibility of seeing the piece, but with no answer.

I guess they were too busy jerking each other off, planning  picnics in exotic countries like Afghanistan,  or doing whatever the hell else the Swedish defense' been doing for the past 195 years, while hoping they still have a job to go to tomorrow (not bloody likely).