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Puces du Design – Design fair in the heart of Paris

November 22-25 2018 the 39th edition of the Design fair by Puces Du Design is taking place.

We are happy to announce that we will be joining the fair this winter and hope to see all our customers, colleagues and passionated design lovers.

You will find info about the fair here

We will be bringing some of our amazing pieces from our design collection – you will see the huge range of Bent Karlby lights as well as our by ceramist Tue Poulsen.

Come join us at Design fair by Puces du Design – we are at the Village of Vintage Design 

Colorfull interiors

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

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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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!

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Trending interior design: Rya rugs

When you wake up in the morning you step out of the bed and your feet sink into a soft and longhaired brown, yellow and orange rug. As you walk down the corridor your hands slide through the green, blue and turquoise vintage wall rug. The big hit from the 70s is hotter than ever.

 

In the mid century these longhaired handmade design pieces were designed for the modern home. They were originally made in Scandinavia – the name Rya comes from a small village in the southwest of Sweden and also a breed of sheep whose wool were used to make rya rugs.

 

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A rya rug is made of wool strands that are knotted together and has a shag-like pile of 1-3 inches. Often the rugs were made in bright and colourful wool with psycadelic pattern or with symbols.

 

In Denmark the manufactor Ege Tæpper had a range of designers who made some of the most beautiful design pieces.

 

The rya rugs had their golden years in the 70s and in the 80s they almost disappeared as the streamlined minimalist interior look had its glory. Because of this it is extremely rare to find a vintage well designed quality mid century rug. A rya rug is an investment on the same level as an artwork.

 

We are proud to present several rya rugs in our shop:

 

You can find them here:

Ege Tæpper purple/red/pink 

Orange horse

Abstract red/brown/orange

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We hope you enjoy our collection!

 

World of lights…

Welcome to the wonderful universe of Deerstedt.

Deerstedt is a collaboration of passionated people who spend most of their time treasure hunting for wonderful mid-century european and scandinavian vintage and retro lamps, furniture and interior pieces.

We hope you enjoy our world – Here is a little appetizer from our Instagram….

 

 

 

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All the best

 

Carl and Malene

Deerstedt