When teak was introduced in the Nordics in the early 1950s it was seen as something new and exotic - a darker, more beautiful alternative to the native light pine and birch. Well known designers such as Bruno Mathsson, Tapio Wirkkala, Bertel Gardberg, Hans Wegner and many more fully embraced the new material and created … Continue reading Swedish mid century teak manufacturers and artists
Teak artists and manufacturers in Finland
Little has been written about the use of teak and other hardwood materials in industrial design in Finland. Denmark and Sweden have made a bigger mark and they did also have a much larger production. In this post I'm focusing on smaller object although some Finnish manufacturers made furniture in both solid teak and veneer. … Continue reading Teak artists and manufacturers in Finland
Veljekset / Bröderna Backman – a company carved in wood
I'm passionate about what you would call hardwood, teak and rosewood being some of the most known ones. Back in the 50's and 60's they were easy to find because of deforestation in Southeast Asia which in turn partly was due to the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. Essentially the Americans and French were selling … Continue reading Veljekset / Bröderna Backman – a company carved in wood
Awesome image of the day # 4
Awesome image of the day # 4 Aeroplane veneer tables/sculptures by Tapio Wirkkala.There is actually a newly launched reissue of the 1958 table. Price: 9500 € - ouch.
TEAK Antoher one of our favorites of the past century is objects in teak, rosewood and other nobel variants of wood. Since teak is endangered it is no longer freely available and the teak we see now is grown, making it expensive. In the late 40's/early 50's up until the 70's, teak and other types … Continue reading Teak