Every month a large amount of Finnish design and art objects leave Finland and end up in the hands of foreign buyers. It is a business that has been going on for a number of years but one that has intensified with the pace of the ever growing global society. One man who has ventured … Continue reading The ones that got away
Design Of The Century wishes everyone a merry christmas. I will return to you in January 2009. The mademoiselle chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara.
Awesome image of the day # 1 Ilmari Tapiovaara presents some of his chairs all in the same image. I know there is another similar earlier one. As soon as I find it I'll post it.
ASKO The furniture company Asko hits 90 years this year. Over time they have developed into a moderate design store with practically the same furniture like everyone else. But there was a time when Asko stood for innovativity, style and in particular good design. In the 60's and 70's it was the largest manufacturer of … Continue reading ASKO – the history of a legendary furniture company
The Look-what-I-found-and-I- paid-virtually-nothing-for-it post First out: A table lamp from the 40's or 50's. Don't know who designed it or even where it is from. I removed the paint (it had been first painted in blue and then poorly in white) and the original black paint somehow remained. Had to repaint the cast iron foot … Continue reading The Look-what-I-found-and-I-paid-virtually-nothing-for-it post