Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
There's nothing baroque about the neo-baroque apartment of ad-man Wolfgang Behnken of Young & Rubicam, shown below. It is rather an almost miesian gallery of good design, with pieces by the Eames, Florence Knoll, Milo Baughman and Mies as well as a fantastic coffee table by George Nakashima. There are also many outstanding lamps: especially those by Serge Mouille and Christian Dell.
The apartment is mostly painted white, with few carpets and textiles, which really puts focus on the design pieces. I suppose it does, however, require a certain type of person to live in this sort of almost barren atmosphere, but that does not change the fact that it looks stunning. Mr. Behnken also seems to have two livingrooms - perhaps one being the gentleman's room?
The kitchen and bathrooms are also very plain with their white mosaic tiles, and chairs by brit minimalist Jasper Morrison. Notice the construction-site-type lamps above the mirrors, which are actually of a quite beautiful design.
Monday, October 1, 2012
This time by Wegner. This one is a version, dubbed Queen, of his regular ox-chair. The chair is quite rare, it usually takes a couple of years between when they surface on the market. Considering this, and the fact that they are quaranteed to be produced by AP Stolen - a rarity in itself - and not Erik Jörgensen make these chairs quite the barrgain, as they typically fetch prices around 60-80 per cent on that of regular, fresh Ox-chairs.