Floor lamp with stand in braided leather for Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)
This intriguing floor lamp with patinated braided brown leather was designed for the Swedish luxury department store Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1940’s. The lamp stand and base are of brass.
H. 128 cm. (50"),
H. with shade 160 cm. (63")
Pair of orchestra chairs for musicians by Vilhelm Lauritzen
This pair of orchestra chairs was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) for musicians to be seated comfortably in the concert hall inside 'Radiohuset' (The Radio Building) - the now former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR.
Vilhelm Lauritzen designed Radiohuset from 1935 to 1945 when it was officially opened. It was a time when radio was a new and exciting form of technology that gave the people an experience out of the ordinary, and therefore when it came to the designing the interior of Radiohuset that too had to be out of the ordinary. Very exclusive materials were used and everything was custom made. A young Finn Juhl was also part of the project as he worked for V. Lauritzen at the time.
The frame of the chairs is solid oak and they are upholstered with light wool fabric. Their legs swirl elegantly down to the brass feet. Both seat and backrest of the chairs are adjustable to suit specific needs for comfort.
The chairs are not only suitable for musicians, also creative artist such as painters and writers could benefit from them. The chairs artistic design would furthermore add elegance to most locations.
Unique cheery wood and teak writing desk by Hans J. Wegner
This unique writing desk was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961).
It has a cherry wood frame with feet of solid teak. The two drawers have brass handles. An original handcrafted brass key is included
Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. The writing desk was made by special order for his apartment in Frederiksberg. It was purchased in 1948 directly from Johannes Hansen in Bredgade, Copenhagen.
A sketch drawing of the writing desk plus original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included.
H. 74 cm. (29,1")
L. 131 cm. (51,6")
W. 66 cm. (26")
A set of four large golden brass pendants by Vilhelm Lauritzen
'The Gold Pendant' (Guldpendel) as it is called was designed for The People's House in Copenhagen in 1956 by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984).
Here is a set of four of these large golden brass pendants with perforated shades. The patented system inside the brass stem allows the length of the cord to be adjusted.
The pendants were executed by Louis Poulsen, Denmark.
H. 36,5 cm. (14,37 in.)
W. 18 cm. (7,09 in.)