Hanne Dam Kjærholm
Hjørring, Denmark, 1930 · 2009
Island of Læsø, Denmark
The summerhouse on Læsø is a poetic reinterpretation of the vernacular architecture present on the island between Sweden and Denmark. This summerhouse is exemplary of how Kjærholm considered architecture as a harmonious whole in which materials, the interplay of daylight and interior decoration should be carefully thought out.
Palazzolo della Stella (Udine), Italy, 1927 · Milan, Italy, 2012
The exhibition itinerary has been organised on three levels and the central nave of the pre-existing station has been reused as the main axis from where passages and terraces run. The choice of light-coloured limestone is worthy of note, giving a particular brightness to the exhibition halls.
Paris, France, 1903 · 1999
Bloc cuisine Les Arcs
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Bloc cuisine is a historic record of the interior arrangement of the Modernist buildings conceived by Charlotte Perriand and an architects’ team in the ski resort of Les Arcs, in the French Alps. It is typical of the reflection undertook by architects and functionalist designers on the rational arrangement of reduced internal spaces and the use of modern materials and solid colours.
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1920 · 2006
Teak Lounge Easy Chair
Produced by France & Søn, Rynkeby, Denmark
From the 1950s, Grete Jalk designed a series of chairs exploring the possibilities of laminated wood and in 1960, France & Søns, one of Denmark´s greatest makers of furniture, produced an armchair made with wood frame that has sultry flared armrests and the Danish cable back which virtually disappears, giving the impression of a floating back cushion.
Sondrio, Italy, 1921
Umbrella Stand Spaziale (C33)
Produced by SCI (Società Ceramica Italiana), Laveno, Italy
The ceramic umbrella stand Spaziale is a bridge between formal research in abstract sculpture and everyday items industrial and serial production, a mix of handicraft experimentation and mechanical manufacturing.
Eva Ditsleven Koppel
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1916 · 2006
Beech Wingback Chair
Produced by Slagelse Møbelværk, Denmark
With its simple but playful and organic shapes, this chair can be considered a typical example of Danish 1950s design. It was designed in collaboration with Eva’s husband Nils Koppel and manufactured by Slagelse Møbelværk.
Luisa Aiani Parisi
Cantù, Como, Italy, 1920 · 1990
Manufactured by Ariberto Colombo, Cantù, Italy
Distributed by La Ruota, Como, Italy
This sofa is a step in the way of developing industrially the skills of the artisanal wood companies in the Cantù district. It might set a starting point for the further growth of Italian modern furniture factories as Cassina or Zanotta.
Helsinborg, Sweden, 1906 · Encinitas, USA, 1999
Interior of a Residence
This interior design represents the link between the European design and the Californian way of life, amalgamating her training in Swedish design and the American sense of comfort. The image shows her peculiar decorative, unpretentious style, combining the functional Scandinavian style with the traditional joinery.