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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

Bienvenuti!

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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.

 

 

 

 

We see the light….

We see the light….

The sale of a vintage Wegner daybed to a french shop was the kick-start of our adventure. We – Carl and Malene – are both passionate about design and design history and this passion quickly filled up our home.

To achieve some more space in our home we started out by having yards sales – at first in our own garden. Soon we drove to flea markets around Denmark, selling our items. It seemed as if we came to the flea markets with a full van and left again with a full van – only now with new vintage purchases.

This hobby was taking more and more of our spare time and we wanted to be able to sell our handpicked items abroad too.

We did some research and two years ago we opened our Etsy Deerstedt shop. Only a few months later we were at a crossroad that led to a fulltime position in the shop. Our biggest dream came true and we turned our hobby to our job. It still is a hobby and doesn’t feel like a job.
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The lovely thing about selling vintage items is, that they tell a story about the past, they reminds us that modern design doesn´t have to be the brand new trendy items and that they are sustainable in every sense.

It is a big satisfaction to find a rare designer lamp, take it home and make it shine again and even renovate if necessary. We enjoy the work with these design pieces and we are constantly creating beautiful locations where we take our pictures for Etsy and also social media like Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress and Twitter that makes the items stand out.

The social media and Etsy give us the opportunity to get in contact with vintage design fans all over the world. We go treasure hunting both for ourselves but also to fulfil the requests that our customers send us.

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Sometimes we are so fortunate that the request we get is not just about an item but an interior solution for a customer and due to Malenes background as an interior designer we also manage assignments like this.

We would be very happy if we could help you with a special piece or ideas for a whole setting, which stands out and makes your interior as personal and creative as you want.

Deerstedt – Etsy shop

Great NEWS!!!

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.

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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Louis Weisdorf extremely beautiful brass/golden pendant called Konkylie or Conch by Lyfa of Denmark. Please click her for more info Louis Weisdorf

Mid-century interiors in the 21th century

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Jo Hammerborg pendant

There are many reasons why midcentury interior works :

  • cool design
  • sustainable awareness
  • good craftmanship
  • giving your home interiors a personal touch
  • affordable quality items
  • the hunt for something special

The fun thing is to combine past with present. We give you here some examples.

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Andrea Tosetto pendant and Lyfa floorlamp

 

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Verner Panton cone chair

 

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Sigvard Bernadotte easy chairs

 

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Jo Hammerborg – Zenith pendant

 

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danish table lamp

 

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Spot on the floorlamp

 

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Alvar Aalto chair 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space age…. Atomic age

Development of design has always been a mirror of realtime trends combined with the past. Nowadays everything seems to be directed into sustainable shapes and materials due to fact that 30-35% of all news coverage is about the climate changes.

1957 the Sovjet Union launched Sputnik in space and the USA responded with the Apollo program – time of the space race had begun. Everything was about space race between the super powers of the world. Comics, toys, hifi, clothing and of course home decor and interior.

At Deerstedt we do have a whole range of designs items from this era. You find a few of them below.

Hope you´ll enjoy 😉

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Italian design by Brionvega – Algol TV

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Danish light from the 60s

 

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German Kaiser Leuchten

 

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Desk lamp

 

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Midland International radio

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Bent Karlby Pan-Opticon

 

 

 

 

Temde Leuchten from Germany /Switzerland

Fritz Müller founded this company back in 1911 in Detmold, Germany and ended production in 2000 in Sevelen, Switzerland.

They are especially known for there beautiful light fixtures made of wood. Later on they also did some stunning pieces were they combined acrylic plastic with brushed aluminum.

At there highest production period they produced more than 400 different lights, sold directly as Temde or special orders for the goverment in Germany, hotels, restaurants etc.

The goal of the company was always to produce high quality standard lighting.

Here is some examples to show you the variety

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Temde desklamp type 30 – sheet metal with rosewood veneer on the base as well as the shade. It has a very functional and flexible stem which can be adjusted.  Up for sale at our 1stdibs.com site

 

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type 765 made of smoked acrylic and brushed aluninum Temde 765

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Beautiful table lamp with white lacquered base and cafe latté colored shade Table lamp

 

 

 

 

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

Neoplastiscism – minimalistic and straight forward design

For almost a century people have been fasinated by minimalistic geometric design.

less is more or doing more with less was a concept which started in Holland back in 1917 by a movement called De Stijl or in english The style. The architect Van der Rohe became a leading figure in that movement and we all know him and his work today.

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Van der Rohe´s iconic Barcelona chair first apeared in 1929.

Another great architect that shaped future generations awareness upon the Neoplastiscism was Gerrit Rietveld.

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source of pictures : https://www.pinterest.com/judithfloresz/de-stijl/

Hard to believe that this “Blue and red” chair was designed in 1917 by Gerrit Reitveld. 

Time has passed and a lot of these designers ideas has become footprints of our daily life.

We proudly present some of these ancient footprints below:

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Geometric shaped Lyfa sconce was designed early 60´s

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Esmann Jensen ceiling pendant design from 1963

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Louis Weisdorf designed this beuatiful light in 1962

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Anton Fogh Holm / Alfred Andersen

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Hope that you feel inspired like we did dicovering the history of neoplasticism 😉