scandinavian icons


Scandinavian flair in Berlin: The stylish house of two nordic designers -Mirkku Kulberg, CEO of Artek,  and her husband Ola Kolehmainen, architectural photographer- in Charlottenburg. The six-room apartment, with its high ceilings, wooden floors and countless windows features classics by the Finnish and scandinavian designers, vintage and contemporary pieces.

some1 called ignis’ nose nordic so i took in my own hands to make him 100x more nordic

MIES VAN DER ROHE, Farnsworth House, Plano, IL, USA 1945-1951. Furnishing consist mainly of design classics by Mies, such as the Brno chair (1929), Tugendhat chair (1929-1931) and Barcelona stools (1929). / Instagram

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Living Room from the Francis W. Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota (1912-1914). The room is nowadays re-installed as close to it´s original appearance as possible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2016.

Installation view of works by Memphis-group at the sales exhibition Bowie/Collector at Sotheby’s London, November 2016. Featuring works: First-chairs (1983), Polar-side tables (1984) and Flamingo-side table (1984) by Michele de Lucchi, Cucumber vases by Martine Bedin (1985).

ALVAR AALTO, Savoy vase, 1936. Originally designed for the Karhula-Iittala glass competition under the name Eskimo Woman´s Leather Pants (!), but re-named to Savoy when used in the Savoy restaurant in Helsinki, which interior was designed by Aalto. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2014.

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, Flower Arrangement, 1986. Silver gelating print. Stoneware vase by Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden c.1960s. Mapplethorpe was an avid collector of Swedish Mid-Century Modern ceramics and several of these pieces are featured in his iconic flower images. Image courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe, J.Paul Getty Museum. / Harper’s Bazaar