Blog about our doings and seeings
In april we took the van and drove to Copenhagen to pick up some purchases. In Copenhagen we took advantage of the opportunity and visited Finn Juhl´s fantastic house in Ordrupgaard, just north of Copenhagen. We were especially interested in details and solutions looking for inspiration for our new showroom that we will start building during the autumn. There were three details that really caught our attention. At first it was one of the gates leading in towards the house from the garden. A very simple home-made thing but in its simplicity really nice.
Secondly there was the site built vitrine between the two levels of the house. With the vitrine you get the effect of a wall separating the two different parts of the house but since it is transparent it will also let the light and vision come through the house. Also the details that they used armored glass for the shelves and the custom made lights on the dining area side of the vitrine were fabulous.
Thirdly there was the brick carpet in front of the open fire in the hallway. It is not uncommon with bricks in front of an open fire, but they way these bricks were stretched out into the room you got the feeling of a carpet at the same time as you garded the house towards flares from the fire.
In connection with Öppet Gotland we will open our new showroom on Thursday 14th May at 12:00. It is filled with new exciting furniture as well as other design items. During the period 14 May – 21 June we will be opened Fridays-Sundays 12-17. During the period 24 June – 9 August we will be opened Wednesdays-Sundays 12-17. Welcome!
For the 5th time we have been participating in the Antique Fair in Älvsjö, the largest in Sweden and with the most prominent dealers of Antiques, modern antiques and art. The new thing for this year was that also contemporary art was present adding to the quality of the fair. We had a lot of people in our stall showing great interest in our items. On our behalf we experienced the greatest interest in our items so far. It feels good for the future when we are going to expand our retro & design business with a new Showroom opening in May. Here´s a picture of our stall.