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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

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


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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Børge Mogensen

The name Børge Mogensen is famous throughout the world – he was known as the furniture designer who designed high-quality furniture at affordable prices for danish homes in the 1950s and 1960s.

To Børge Mogensen good design was simple and practical but not on the expense of neither appearance nor functionality.

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Here Børge Mogensen is together with his most popular design J39 “Folkestolen” (Peoples Chair) – pictures from Fredericis Furniture

The daybed is the BM 191 – an minimalistic daybed consisting of an oak wood frame and a back. The mattress and the back cushions are upholstered with wool fabric. A design that matches perfectly to the contemporary home.

On the pictures you also see two iconic lamps – you can find them here: the Ateljé Lyktan lamp and the Jo Hammerborg Central.

Fog and Morup

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The good friends Ansgar Fog and E. Mørup founded the company Fog & Mørup in 1904. After having bought a bunch of small lighting companies Fog & Morup success became a reality in the early 1960’s. They had hired Johannes Hammerborg as head of design in 1957 and his modern design made F&M famous in Denmark and the rest of the world.

Johannes Hammerborg changed his name to Jo Hammerborg to accommodate the foreign market. He designed some of the most characteristic lamps for F&M and his name is comparable to good quality.

Jo Hammerborg’s own lighting designs for Fog & Mørup won numerous prizes, amongst them a CICi first prize in 1965 for the Nova and four iF Product Design Awards in 1969 for the Classic, Tunika, Saturn and Diskos.

F&M was bought by another big danish lighting company, LYFA , in 1978. Jo Hammerborg retired in 1980 and this was also the last year where F&M produced lamps.

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Other significant designers for F&M were Erik Balslev, Hans Due, Bonderup og Thorup, Sidse Verner, Laif Alring, Kay Franck.

Find the a lovely selection of the Fog & Morup lamps in the Deerstedt Etsy shop: