When decorating a home we often tend to focus a lot on the furniture, the colors and the accessories. One of the most important features in a good and functioning interior plan is the light source. Natural light that flows from the windows and doors is amazing, but if you live in a place where the sun doesn’t shine six month of the year or your home has a restricted number of natural light sources, then you have to add a good amount of light sources.
Normally houses have a variety of hanging lights – we hang lights above the kitchen table, over the kitchen counter, in a corner next to the sofa or as room lights in the middle of the room. This way we create a room with dark corners and it might even feel smaller than it is.
By having lights that has downlight, uplight and room light we spread the light to the corner and edges of a room and it will automatically feel brighter and bigger.
You can think about a room having different functions and thereby having a need of different lights. Create a plan or list with the different functions (reading nook, dining table, workdesk, music corner etc) and find light sources that will match those functions.
A good table light over the dining table is important, but consider a lamp with a glass shade instead of a closed metal or plastic shade. Of if you choose a “closed” lamp then add some wall lights or a floor light and try to mix the way the light flows by having uplights as well as downlights.
We at Deerstedt are happy to help you find the correct light for your home – you can find our amazing lights here Deerstedt – Etsy
Getting a cohesive interior isn’t that difficult with this tip!
Choose an artwork, painting or print and selecta colorscheme based on the colors in it.
If you keep your furniture neutral you can go crazy on the accessories like pillows, throws or candleholder.
You can also choose the conplementary color to the colors of painting. Complementary means the opposite of the color for example blue – orange, green is red and yellow is purple.
Have fun and add som colors!
Check out our shop for lots of colorfull interior pieces such as lighting, art,home decor and furniture!
Deerstedt – Etsy shop
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.
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.
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.
Besides lighting for different use – a reading light, a room light or a table light – you can add mid-century electronics.
Teak teak teak
Design for all ages
Time for op-art
It is yellow o’clock
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Andrea Tosetto pendant and Lyfa floorlamp
Verner Panton cone chair
Sigvard Bernadotte easy chairs
Jo Hammerborg – Zenith pendant
danish table lamp
Spot on the floorlamp
Alvar Aalto chair 66
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
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
type 765 made of smoked acrylic and brushed aluninum Temde 765
Beautiful table lamp with white lacquered base and cafe latté colored shade Table lamp
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.
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.
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:
Geometric shaped Lyfa sconce was designed early 60´s
Esmann Jensen ceiling pendant design from 1963
Louis Weisdorf designed this beuatiful light in 1962
Anton Fogh Holm / Alfred Andersen
Hope that you feel inspired like we did dicovering the history of neoplasticism 😉