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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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“Less, but better ” the ideology of Dieter Rams

The big secret behind good design was described by the german designer Dieter Rams ( born 1932)  with the sentence “Less, but better”.

For the Dieter Rams a good design should live up to ten criteria:

  • is innovative
  • is useful
  • is aesthetic
  • makes a product understandable
  • is unobstrusive
  • is honest
  • is long-lasting
  • is thorough down to the last detail
  • is environmentally friendly
  • is as little design as possible

His background regarding architecture and design was combined with the practical education as a carpenter which gave him the knowledge and talent to design longlasting design pieces that reached and will reach into the next decades.

1961 he became chief design officer at Braun and became famous for the aesthetic and user-friendly electronical gadgets.

He worked together with Hans Gugelot, an dutch architect who was strongly influenced by the Bauhaus era. Gugelots thoughts about good design matched Dieter Rams ideology of less, but better. For him the aspects of system, function and technical innovation was the key word to good design.

(source: Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot, Braun  & SK& Radio )

 

We at Deerstedt have the same belief that great design should be functional, aesthetic and timeless. In our Etsy shop you will also find Rams and Gugelot. For more info check out our Etsy shop here 

 

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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Sounds like space age electronics!

The 70s did not only produce hot and space agy furniture and lighting but also the coolest electronics. If you are lucky you can find these cool items and many of them still work – they did make quality back in the days.

We have in our shop a collection of handpicked electronics.

Weltron radio 

Iconic space age transistor Radio with an 8 track play – fully functional. Made in Japan by Weltron. A cool example of the 1970s space age era – the shape is almost like spaceman helmet. ‘

If you are interested in learning more about this cool radio – and others – go to Phil Nelsons site, a devoted vintage radio lover

You can find our radio here

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(source of the vintage add )

Paso Speakers

When it comes to sound you gotta have some great speakers to match your space age radio. Paso made these sphaeric pendant speakers – a cool feature for the retro home.

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Whether you decide to hang them from the ceiling or put them on a shelf – the look is absolutely astonishing. You can read more about them here 

MiniVision

When you have the sound, you also need a television and why not a cool and handy MiniVision designed in the 1970s.

Check it out here

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