Category Archives: Art

Turntables, radios, televisions and Hi-fi as home decor

It is easy to decorate a room, but to add that certain feel that gives the room a feeling of home is the real art.

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The lights in the above picture is designed by Verner Panton – the world famous space age designer. The Pantella floor lamp and the Pantella table lamp are icons. Verner Panton also designed a hi-fi system – The Wega 3300 – a great example of space-age design with astonishing quality turntable and radio receiver. Together with Dieter Rams speakers designed for Braun you have an eye-catching set as well as great sound.

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The sofa with specific chosen pillows and maybe a handmade quilt surrounded with chairs and tables designed back in the days all mixed up with new finds as well as thriftstore treasures gives a cosy feeling. Add some pictures, plants and rugs and you have a great nook where you can charge your batteries after a long work day.

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Besides lighting for different use – a reading light, a room light or a table light – you can add mid-century electronics.

Besides bringing you great sound, music and shows, they also adds an extra interior dimension to you home.

Check out our cool collection of electronics in our shop www.deerstedt.com 

You can also find them in our Etsy shop

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Italian design – lighting and furniture

Italy is world known for a lot of things: Fast cars, amazing ice cream, tasteful pizza and pasta and of course beautiful design.

One of the big companies regarding lighting design i Artemide. It was founded in 1960 in Milano by Ernesto Gismondi and it quickly became one of the leading manufacturer of lighting. Artemide combines design, innovation and functionalty in their design and creates unique timeless lighting.

Together with designer Sergio Mazza the company also produced space age furniture . The Bacca table was a square bar table made of fiber glass with an glass top that could contain bottles and other stuff.

Also the iconic mushroom shaped lamp Nesso is one of the high lights of Artemide. It was designed in 1967 by Giancarlo Mattiolo and the shaped for the lamp was made as an tribute to the sensual shape of a beatiful italian woman’s belly buttton.

Vico Magistretti also designed some iconic design for Artemide. The Telegono lamp is a stunning piece of his design.

 

 

But besides Artemide, we also have another big and wellknowned company: Kartell. This italian company was also founded in Milano – the big design capital of Italy. At the beginning Kartell made accessories for cars but in 1963 they started producing interior design products.

The KD29 by Joe Colombo is a beautiful iconic lamp and it comes in a big range of colors.

Also furnitures found its way into the wide range of products and one of the most known must be the storage serie Componibili designed by Anna Castelli. It is still being produced but the eye catching colors from the 70s are more popular than ever.

You can find more of cool italian design in our Etsy shop or in our 1stdibs store.

And to be sure not to miss our new treasures, go check out our  Instagram

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The President Lounge Chair 265 by Steen Østergaard

 

Being from the Southern part of Denmark we have been fed design like mothers milk from an early age. Hans Wegner was born here, Poul Cadovius and Steen Østergaard did produce some of there stunning pieces in our backyard, so for sure this unique piece (the president lounge chair) has a special place in our hearts.

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Bought a at local vintage shop in Tønder we were told that this was an unique piece of design history by the seller. He bought it from factory manager at Abstracta, where it was produced. The Factory was owned by Poul Cadovius and one of the promised architects / designer was Steen Østergaard.

They produced 50 prototypes and apparently 49 was destroyed – the factory manager Fahrenholz rescued the last remaining piece, and this the indeed the grand father of the later President Lounge Chair 265.

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There is no stamped factory label, nor has it been finished with sanding or coating …. which was a task for us to do.

Do to publishing through Instagram the daughter of Steen Østergaard verified the story and both her and Steen Østergaard is looking forward to see the end result.

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Hopefully we will get a change to present this unique chair for Steen Østergaard later this year.

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As we are writing, the chair is heading for the finish line at the upholstery getting leather cushions.

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*rare Panthella floor lamp by Verner Panton

We will keep you guys posted with pictures of the finished chair and hopefully at the end a picture of the chair together with Steen Østergaard.

 

 

King of Space Age Design

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It all began with the production of venetian blinds in a small wooden shed some where in Denmark in 1945.

A young man, Poul Cadovius, had various business ideas and soon he started the production of a shelving system – the famous Royal System. The new ideas and the growing succes forced Poul Cadovius to moved Copenhagen, where he established a whole-sale department.

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The Grand President chair 265 prototype for the launch in 1968 by Steen Østergaard for Poul Cadovius. This particuler item was one of the first test models for the future Grand President chair. We at Deerstedt are proud to present this item in our collection. This item use to be owned by Heintz Fahrenholt factory manager of Abstracta Tonder. 

 

The succes was striking: The range of materials for the Royal System grew and counted walnut, mahogany, light and dart oak and the big hit: teak.

 

New premises were required and in one of the new halls, they even built a yacht for Cadovius and a new adventure had seen the day light: shipyard entreprise.

 

The company was succesful and new design ideas were launched: the Pia chair, the Butterfly shelf, Ultra Line and System Cado.

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Poul Cadovius bus stop and Grand President chair

New factories and new showroom opened up around Denmark and abroad.

 

Awards was raining down over the danish company and Cadovius and in 1960 a small gadget aroused tremendous interest and was discussed on television and in the press all over the world. The gadget was System Abstracta.

The System Abstracta consists of tubes and connectors allowing you to build individual shelving. This was so innovative and new that The Modern Museum of Art in New York choose to display the System Abstracta and still does.

In Denmark and in Germany Cadovius expanded the factories and they were as space aged as his design: Bubble buildings that looked like UFO’s at night when they were lit.

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In the late 60’s he began using a new material: glass fiber. In the southern part of Denmark his factory made iconic bus shelters and they started to create furniture as well.

 

Cadovius teamed up with Steen Østergaard, who designed space age furniture. This cool space age design even made it to the movies: His Grand President chair was featured in Captain Kirks Apartment in Startrek.

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Poul Cadovius created design items that were and still are timeless and contemporary.

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Picture taken a few miles from where the Abstracta factory once were. Bus stop shelters produced by Abstracta / Poul Cadovius is a common sight in this region of Denmark.

 

 

 

 

New arrivals of midcentury modern items april 2016

We want to present some of our new listing, which you will find on either 1stdibs.com, deerstedt.com or Etsy.com.

hope you enjoy the world of Deerstedt lighting.

Svend Middelboe designed most of all his lighting for Nordisk Solar. Here is a few of the new arrivals:

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To be found here : Special yellow version Verona pendant by Svend Middelboe

Or this classic all white Verona pendant

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To be found here : Classic all white Verona Pendant by Svend Middelboe of Denmark

Danish space age pendants from the 60s are always in demand which is not hard to understand. They bring a touch of yesterdays design and a look in to the future as well.

Here is some of the new arrivals :

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To be found here : Space age danish light

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To be found here: Carl Thore brass pendant

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To be found here : Jorn Utzon classic Navy pendant

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To be found here : Danish copper chandelier

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To be found here : Svend Middelboe Denmark

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Dieter Rams for Braun 1962

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Saturn copper pendant by Jo Hammerborg Denmark

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Victor Vaserely op-art

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Brionvega Algol TV Continue reading New arrivals of midcentury modern items april 2016

Op Art – Victor Vasarely

The “grandfather” of the op art movement, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), was a french-hungarian artist. After having studied medicine he was enroled on the art school Műhely (translation: Workshop) in Budapest. The school was the center of the Bauhaus studies, but concentrated on graphic design and typographical design.

In 1930 Vasarely moved to Paris and worked as a graphic designer and started making artwork with optical illusion – he used geometrical forms and very few colors. The Op-art was born. His artwork “Zebra” is known as the earliest Op-Art work.

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We at Deerstedt love the Op-Art period and think that it is a perfect match with the space age era. We were happy to find two cool original Victor Vaserely posters and will be using them as display for the cool atomic and space age items in our shop.

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The first poster is the Vega Tek from 1968 and the second is the Fený from 1973 – Stay tuned here on the blog and our Instagram and Etsy shop for cool displays.

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Lyfa pendant – check it our in our Etsy shop 

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Lyfa pendant orange – see our Deerstedt Etsy shop