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The Wright Stuff: Scandinavian Design On the Auction Block

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects

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Last week’s sale of Scandinavian Design at Chicago’s Wright auction house was, predictably, chock-full of A-list Nordic names—Jacobsen, Aalto, Henningsen, Juhl—and some less familiar (but no less desirable) ones. Whether iconic or obscure, the lineup of furniture and objects was a reminder of just why Nordic sensibilites remain the benchmark for admirers of graceful utilitarianism. Here, a partial review of the gems that make our bucket list—and made us wish we had some loose change in our pockets. Screen shot 2013-11-19 at 8.46.52 AMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.24.16 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.23.07 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.22.26 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.23.39 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.23.16 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.52.49 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.21.39 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.53.23 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.42.48 PMScreen shot 2013-11-16 at 10.51.34 PM

Top to bottom: Alvar Aalto Beehive ceiling lamp, Nanna Ditzel walking stick; Poul Henningsen table lamp; Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair; Arne Jacobsen wall clock; Arne Jacobsen Visor desk lamp; Kay Bogesen rocking horse; Borge Mogensen desk organizer; Alvar Aalto A111 pendant lamp; Alvar Aalto Armchairs; Paavo Tynell table lamp; Finn Juhl cabinet.

Images: Wright

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