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
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.
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.
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.
Hopefully we will get a change to present this unique chair for Steen Østergaard later this year.
As we are writing, the chair is heading for the finish line at the upholstery getting leather cushions.
*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.
Deerstedt has opened a great shopping site for high end collectable design items. We currently display them on 1stdibs every week you´ll be able to see new items up for sale.
Here is a peek a some of our items.
Beautiful large ceiling light from Louis Poulsen by Poul Henningsen. The Constrast as it is called due to the orange reflextive inner core is not in production anymore. for more info please click here Contrast light
A wellkown danish designer is behind this stunning piece of ceiling light. Jo Hammerborg`s XL Vega pendant with two light sources by Fog and Morup. Please click here for more info The Vega
Probably one of the bigest ceiling lights produced by Louis Poulsen, design Poul Henningsen called PH6.5 or Charlottenborg. Please click here for more info Charlottenborg
Louis Weisdorf extremely beautiful brass/golden pendant called Konkylie or Conch by Lyfa of Denmark. Please click her for more info Louis Weisdorf
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:
To be found here : Special yellow version Verona pendant by Svend Middelboe
Or this classic all white Verona pendant
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 :
To be found here : Space age danish light
To be found here: Carl Thore brass pendant
To be found here : Jorn Utzon classic Navy pendant
To be found here : Danish copper chandelier
To be found here : Svend Middelboe Denmark
Dieter Rams for Braun 1962
Saturn copper pendant by Jo Hammerborg Denmark
Victor Vaserely op-art
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