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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (691 items)

    "Annika" A coffee table by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson 1936. This table has a curly birch top. It has a few of my pieces on top.
    Decopedia says of him: "Bruno Mathsson is one of the most important Swedish architects and designers of the 20th Century. He is world famous for his furniture design but was also commissioned for many architectural projects. As a designer and architect he was self-taught, his learning came mainly from books and magazines, his inspiration from nature. Bruno Mathsson developed modernism in furniture and architecture, addressing both general and specific problems. His ideas of the "ultimate seating" was the basic concept of his furniture design, reflected in sitting curves and table heights. He also designed office furniture based on the thesis that people in office environments would work more comfortably and think more efficiently in a reposing position. Mathsson always viewed his furniture designs in a broader context, as an interaction in room and nature. Mathsson´s ideal room has large expanses of glazing, so as to make the surrounding landscape interact with the interiors. His slender, organic furniture shapes complete the expression. For Mathsson, the links between design and nature were self evident. Bruno Mathsson had his international breakthrough at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris. One of the first commissions came from MOMA, New York, which needed furniture for the public rooms in its new extension. In the 1930´s he designed some of his most attractive and collectable furniture such as the "Pernilla" chair and the "Maria" table, which is convertible from a small slither of a table into a large dining table. Most of his designs were named after women."
    Check out the 1977 Bruno Mathsson Eva Chair for Karl Mathsson on scandinnavian_design's page on CW!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hey, thanks again, young one! It's a big droplet, isn't it? H: 44cm & W: 30cm x 26cm. It weighs 6.5 kilos. For years I stupidly thought it was mouth blown. Now I know that it was made using steam from a wet wooden pin, inserted in the gather of glass to blow the bubble.
      I've seen that there were also engraved pieces done of the 15472. I have never come across one here.
      I've had the "Annika" for twelve years now. We bought it when we moved into the new apartment. My only regeret is that I did not buy the huge one which was available at the same time. I had already bought the Noguchi.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      The little plate is a piece by Neil Douglas who decorated pottery thrown by Arthur Merric Boyd. There's a picture of Neil at this site which leads to others Ozzies of import: http://members.optusnet.com.au/scai4/jean%20langley/
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Glasseyed, archives and jojomang!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks ThriftStoreAddict, mrissa and dj-reverb too.
      .
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68, ThriftStoreAddict & mrissa!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SeanB!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin and very beautiful setup:)
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hi Eye4. The Noguchi was an earlier purchase here in Sydney. Nothing special.
      The BM is a beautiful table. I should have bought the bigger one. Regrets I've had a few......

      Many thanks bratjdd!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GAZZA!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME!

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