A truly stunning, golden Pierre Jeanneret Sofa from High Court, Chandigarh.
From top left: Anita Ganbuganbu “Untitled” Australian Aboriginal Painting from Gianfranco Frattini for Arteluce “Dramatic 597” Fringed table lamp, Georg Jensen Candelabra No. 1087 by Soren Georg Jensen, Paul Evans 400 Olive Burl cabinet ca 1970s, Italian High Vase with beautiful hand painted decortif (unknown), and Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair Model 36 by Karl Mathsson.
The Italian architect Carlo Scarpa is one of the most enigmatic architects of all time. Scarpa is best known for his instinctive approach to materials, combining time-honored crafts with modern manufacturing processes. He was mainly influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, and Japan. Above and underneath are details from the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a Venetian Palace which Scarpa renovated in 1963.
In July I had the pleasure to visit the Kasthall factory in Kinna, outside Gothenburg, to learn about their craftsmanship and Kasthalls exquisite products. Kasthall is known for their high-quality woven and tufted carpets which are today well-known all over the world. Among many things, I especially enjoyed the “archive” and the design studio “Kasthall Atelje”. In the atelier Kasthall is not only making developments for their own range, but also for clients such as Acne Studios, Svenskt Tenn and artists all over the world.
Yellow, green and dark wood are on my mind at the moment. From top left: beautiful vase from Nittsjö, solid walnut wood chair from Lloyd, a pair of valvet lounge chairs from Eisler and Hauner from the 1950s, Italian cocktail table in marble, art from Pierre Olofsson, and a gorgeous Mondrian brass chandelier.
The Swedish design group Magniberg launched its first collection this year – a bedwear collection that combines textures and colors. Their aim is to bring complexity into bedwear along with “take it directions outside of the boundaries of sexes; a meeting between expressions of the modern world; playing on contrasts; breaking rules and classical norms”. Above and underneath you can see the styling of Magniberg’s lookbook, which is truly impeccable and simply fantastic. Read more about Magniberg here.
In 1968, Carlo Scarpa was invited by his close friends, Laura and Gianni Tabarelli, to the slopes of the vineyard village of Cornaiano near Bolzano, Italy. The couple, who were regular patrons in the circles of the Italian design elite, founded their furniture showroom through which they sold Gianni’s pieces. At this point in time, Scarpa had already established a name for himself within the world of architecture, and having built up a strong relationship over the years, they asked him to design a house for their family alongside his longtime collaborator, Sergio Los. The result is a work that has been rarely seen with timeless furnishings and works of art.
“Igelkottsvasen” by Gunnar Nylund from ca 1970s. Beautiful chamotte vases find on auctions. I have four of them at home in different colors, shoot an e-mail if you are interested in purchasing one (or several).
The coolest lady ever walked this earth, kind of: Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis. “She retained French-born American fashion designer and Kennedy family friend Oleg Cassini in the fall of 1960 to create an original wardrobe for her as First Lady. In 1961, Kennedy spent $45,446 more on fashion than the $100,000 annual salary her husband earned as president. Although Cassini was her primary designer, she also wore ensembles by French fashion legends such as Chanel, Givenchy, and Dior.”