Everything is perfect with this room.
Ceramic vases from the master of organic and biomorphic silhouettes with rich glazes: Axel Salto. The Danish artist is more up-to-date than ever before and Salto’s objects are sold for tremendous prices at auction houses worldwide – prices which emblemize his unique, modern and progressive aesthetic.
I am very fond of Guido Gambone’s ceramic table lamps, in particular the larger ones. Mr Gambone was one of the most influential Italian ceramic artist in the mid 20th century and is well-known for his eclectic Italian art pottery.
A pair of gorgeous dining chairs in model “Eye chair”, designed in 1961 by Ejvind A. Johansson and produced by Gern Møbelfabrik, Denmark. Teak frame with curved eye shaped back, seats upholstered in Kvadrat “Hallingdal” wool.
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.