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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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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.

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Loppis – retro and vintage happiness in Sweden

In our summer vacation we allways go to Sweden in our small summer house in the swedish woods. And every time we go treasurehunting for vintage and retro items in the numerous loppis-places.

This year we went to Öland – an island on the east coast of Sweden – you can read more about this wonderful place here 

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On Öland we found a cool and great place “Retro & Prylar” in Bostorp. the shop is based in an old farm house and all the treasures are revealed  inside the old walls.

Amazing vintage lamps, cool teak furnitures, industrial lighting and fun retro home decor – Retro & Prylar have it all.

The shop owner is very kind and open for a good bargain. You can read about the shop on their facebook page here

Here are some pictures from Retro & Prylar and the items we purchased:

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You can find the treasures in our shop here

Johannes Andersen

From 1922, where Johannes Andersen got his certificate as a very high skilled cabinet makers to the middle of the 1930, Johannes Andersen worked for various workshops. After this Johannes Andersen founded his own architectural workshop and his name began to be internationally reputed.

Swedish and norwegian furniture manufacturer hired Johannes Andersen to design coffee tables and sofas.

Johannes Andersen got very popular in Denmark in the late 1950s and 1960s. These were the decades where the danish working class movd into new houses and new kinds of houses and bought furniture designed by Johannes Andersen, Børge Morgensen, Wegner and Finn Juhl.

Some of his most famous designs are the Capri sofa and the table “The Smile”.

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Check out our Etsy Shop Deerstedt where you find a nice set of teak nesting tables.

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