deVeres Irish Art & Design sale this forthcoming Tuesday brings to the market fresh works representing all the major names in Irish Art. The sale also features outstanding 20th Century classic Design pieces including Danish, Italian and French works from the 1950s to the 80s by Grete Jalk, Louis Weisdorff, Philippe Starck, Arne Jacobsen, Willy Rizzo, Ingmar Relling and more.

d71 Lot 71 A superb Rosewood three piece suite by Grete Jalk For France & Son, Danish, 1960s. Est. €3,000-5,000

Grete Jalk studied with Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. She took part in exhibitions including the Milan Triennial and designed work for Fritz Hansen. France and Son was the first Danish design company to have its own factory and they produced furniture of the highest calibre. They came to epitomise the Danish modern aesthetic, working with the major designers of the day including Arne Vodder, Grete Jalk, Peter Hvidt and Finn Juhl

chair Lot 80 The Siesta Chair, by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway, a pair, each with cantilevered bentwood frames, canvas seats and black leather seat cushions, bearing labels.

The 'Siesta Chair' was Ingmar Relling's masterpiece and won him first prize at the Norwegian Furniture Council Competition in 1965. It represented a new thinking in terms of construction and form. Clean lines, flexible seating comfort and exceptional strength make it a triumph in modern design and very much in the classic 1960s Scandinavian tradition of design and function. A chair designed for comfort and relaxation.

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 12.06.11 Lot 77 The Konkylie (Conch Shell) Pendant Light, pair, by Louis Weisdorf, Danish 1960s, each stamped, 15" diameter Est. €1,000-1,500

These classic lights were originally designed for Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, where they hung from trees in glorious fiery clusters. They were produced by Lyfa as a prestige light. The shell form is created by multiple layers of bands of gold anodized metal strips forming a geometrical shell shaped form, with the inner in orange and mellow yellow to reflect a warm and inviting glow. Check out the sale here.

 

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