blog.php-413 Poul Kjaerholm pieces featuring in Bukowskis Nordic & Modern auction

In the last fifteen years, we have seen an increasing trend in Scandinavian design at several large international auction houses.

Even the Swedish auction houses Design departments have been a cash cow and a go-to Design source for the global market.

Only last week, Stockholms Auktionsverk sold Finn Juhl's "Egyptian Chair" $79 550 (640 000 SEK.) This week, Nordic design is on display at Bukowski's showroom in Berzelii Park, Stockholm, in their first ever Design auction ever of this kind on 3rd May.

Instead of the usual works of art, Marta Maas-Fjetterström's carpet creations adorn the walls at Bukowski's. For me, and I'm sure other Swedes alike, it is like seeing Maas-Fjetterström's works with new eyes.

Marianne Richter, "Gula trädet" (AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter). 1945 Marianne Richter, "Gula trädet" (AB Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter). 1945

Arguably Sweden's most celebrated designer Josef Frank. In my opinion, the mirror is one of the main attractions of the sale. Arguably Sweden's most celebrated designer Josef Frank. In my opinion, the mirror is one of the main attractions of the sale.

The sale features champions of Swedish ceramics such as Stig Lindberg and Gustav's studio. The sale features champions of Swedish ceramics such as Stig Lindberg and Gustav's studio.

Stoneware by Wilhelm Kage. Stoneware by Wilhelm Kage.

Tyra Lundgren's 1960's abstract relief series features birds made from stoneware. Tyra Lundgren's 1960's abstract relief series features birds made from stoneware.

 

In addition to the strong ceramics offerings, are beautiful art glass pieces. Including creations by Edward Hald for Orrefors, 1918. In addition to the strong ceramics offerings, are beautiful art glass pieces. Including creations by Edward Hald for Orrefors, 1918.

Nowadays, Axel Einar Hjorth is mostly associated with pine furniture, but he is also behind several of Sweden's foremost Art Deco furniture designs produced during the 1920-30's . Pictured is the "Lido" sofa for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1932. Nowadays, Axel Einar Hjorth is mostly associated with pine furniture, but he is also behind several of Sweden's foremost Art Deco furniture designs produced during the 1920-30's . Pictured is the "Lido" sofa for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1932.

As the market has displayed a particular interest in Scandinavian design, one of the first auction houses to ever host Design-dedicated sales was Phillips.

American house Wright is also renowned worldwide for their distinguished Design auctions.

French auction giant Piasa works closely with several of the world's leading interior designers to bring exquisite Design sales to the market. In late June, this year they have an innovative auction focusing on Brazilian design from the 1930's to present day.

Phillips sold this chair by Nendo, made of paper and called the "Cabbage Chair" in 2008. Phillips sold this chair by Nendo, made of paper and called the "Cabbage Chair" in 2008.

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