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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!

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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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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!

The President Lounge Chair 265 by Steen Østergaard

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hopefully we will get a change to present this unique chair for Steen Østergaard later this year.

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As we are writing, the chair is heading for the finish line at the upholstery getting leather cushions.

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*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….

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

Great NEWS!!!

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.

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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

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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Louis Weisdorf extremely beautiful brass/golden pendant called Konkylie or Conch by Lyfa of Denmark. Please click her for more info Louis Weisdorf

Space age…. Atomic age

Development of design has always been a mirror of realtime trends combined with the past. Nowadays everything seems to be directed into sustainable shapes and materials due to fact that 30-35% of all news coverage is about the climate changes.

1957 the Sovjet Union launched Sputnik in space and the USA responded with the Apollo program – time of the space race had begun. Everything was about space race between the super powers of the world. Comics, toys, hifi, clothing and of course home decor and interior.

At Deerstedt we do have a whole range of designs items from this era. You find a few of them below.

Hope you´ll enjoy 😉

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Italian design by Brionvega – Algol TV

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Danish light from the 60s

 

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German Kaiser Leuchten

 

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Desk lamp

 

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Midland International radio

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Bent Karlby Pan-Opticon

 

 

 

 

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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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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Op Art – Victor Vasarely

The “grandfather” of the op art movement, Victor Vasarely (1906-1997), was a french-hungarian artist. After having studied medicine he was enroled on the art school Műhely (translation: Workshop) in Budapest. The school was the center of the Bauhaus studies, but concentrated on graphic design and typographical design.

In 1930 Vasarely moved to Paris and worked as a graphic designer and started making artwork with optical illusion – he used geometrical forms and very few colors. The Op-art was born. His artwork “Zebra” is known as the earliest Op-Art work.

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We at Deerstedt love the Op-Art period and think that it is a perfect match with the space age era. We were happy to find two cool original Victor Vaserely posters and will be using them as display for the cool atomic and space age items in our shop.

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The first poster is the Vega Tek from 1968 and the second is the Fený from 1973 – Stay tuned here on the blog and our Instagram and Etsy shop for cool displays.

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Lyfa pendant – check it our in our Etsy shop 

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Lyfa pendant orange – see our Deerstedt Etsy shop