Tag Archives: Esmann Jensen

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

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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 😉

Nordisk Solar Compani A/S

This lampcompany was foundend in 1919 by ‘Jacob L. Jørgensen og Herluf Sørensen in the hometown of Deerstedt – Haderslev in the southern part of Denmark. They started out with electrical devices and it was first in 1960 the lamp production began.

Nordisk Solar Compani manufactured some of the most iconic lamps designed by Svend Middelboe, Fabricius & Kastholm, Jørgen Utzon, Hvidt & Mølgård, Vagn Dyring, Eva & Niels Koppel, Anton Fogh Holm, Esman & Jensen.

The lamp production ended in 1998 but the company is still active in the electrical area.

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See the Nordisk Solar Company lamps in the Deerstedt Etsy shop:

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First line no. 3

Second line no. 1

Second line no. 2

Second line no. 3

Third line no. 1

Third line no. 2

Third line no. 3