Johannes Andersen for Hans Bech: a mid 20th Century Danish teak model HB20 sideboard, table and chairs
Sold for £1,500
Heavily influenced by the pre-war German Bauhaus School, Scandinavian furniture and design became very popular in the 1950’s. Designers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland became popular around the world.
Unlike designs from elsewhere, their products weren’t flashy but designed to be well made and fit a warm, comfortable and welcoming home. Moreover, they were of the firm belief that beautiful and functional objects needn’t be the preserve of the rich but should be accessible to everyone.
Therefore, they blended high functionality, good quality natural materials and pale colours with simple lines, elegance and excellent craftsmanship.
It covered a wide range of household items including cutlery, ceramics, lighting, textiles and furniture. Their influence continues to this day in cars, mobile phones and other consumer goods.
We hold three auctions per year dedicated to mid-20th Century Scandinavian Furniture and furnishings. We also sell items in our fortnightly Town & County sales.
Items of interest to our specialists include cutlery, ceramics, lighting, glass, textiles, furniture and furnishings by or after a wide variety of designers including:
Danish Designers: Paul Henningsen, Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Hans wegner, Borge Morgensen, Jens Risom, Philip Archtander, Nils Otto Moller, Verner Panton, Poul Kjaerholm, Kristian Solmer Vedel, Getrud Vasegaard and Greta Jalk.
Swedish Designers: Josef Frank, Stig Lindberg, Artur Lindqvist, Gretta Magnusson-Grossman, Bruno Mathsson, Astrid Sampe, Nisse & Kajsa Strinning and Sixten Sason.
Norwegian designers: Rustad & Relling, Fredrick Kayser, Torbjorn Afdal, Gustav Bahus, Hans Brattrud, Sven Ivar Dysthe, Einar Barnes, Hermann Bongard, Mandal Veveri, Birger Dahl and Angell, Wyler & Aarseth.
Finnish Designers: Eero Arnio, Kaj Frank, Tapio Wirkkala, Maija Isola, Oiva Toikka, Eero Saarinen, Timo Sarpeneva, Alvar Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl.
If you would like to arrange for a free pre-sale valuation at our Newcastle auction house please contact us on 0191 430300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer an online valuation service - simply input the details about your piece/s of Scandinavian design and we will be in touch, usually within 48 hours. Free home visits available for larger items and collections.
Westnofa designed by Ingmar Relling: four 'Siesta' chairs and a footstool,
Sold for £720
P.S. Heggen, Norway: a teak waste paper basket
Sold for £130
Six Danish teak and beech wood dining chairs, by Hans Wegner, Model CH23;
Sold for £850