In honour of Scandinavian design
On 20 May, Parisian auction house Artcurial is holding an exceptional sale of Scandinavian design, whose cult status shows no sign of diminishing. We take a look at the iconic pieces on offer.
Scandinavian design is still selling very well and continues to fascinate. Galleries and auction houses are snapping up this historic furniture which combines fluid lines, organic inspiration and beautiful craftsmanship.
Organized with collector and Artcurial Scandinavian design consultant Aldric Spree (recruited for the occasion), the auction house has selected pieces by Danish master Finn Juhl and other emblematic designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Poul Kjærholm, Philip Artcander, and Børge Mogensen.
"In this sale we’re offering an icon of Danish furniture design, the Chieftains Chair, which is estimated at around €100,000. Finn Juhl designed this armchair in a single day, in 1949. Presented in its original state, the model in the sale comes from the very rare first edition made in teak by the master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, with cognac patinated leather worked by Ivan Schlechter. It’s one of the most sought-after pieces of Scandinavian design among international collectors,” explains Spree.
Read the whole article on Scandinavian design fever by our Design contributor Yves Mirande in the May issue of Numéro.
Poul Kjærholm, 6 chaises Mod. PK 9, 1960
Acier brossé, revêtement en cuir cognac
Edition Kold Christensen 58,50 x 48,50 x 58,50 cm