We had the pleasure of visiting the preview of Phillips’ Nordic auction in their showroom in Berkley Square, London a few weeks ago. On display were a number of classics along with lesser known but all the more inspiring works by a number of Scandinavian designers and artists.
The auction held on 1 October went on to produce a few record prices and since most of us can only enjoy these works in their two dimensional digital form, we took a few images that we hope you enjoy.
"I SLEPT AND DREAMT THAT LIFE WAS DUTY
I WOKE UP AND FOUND THAT LIFE WAS BEAUTY"
– MÄRTA MÅÅS-FJETTERSTRÖM
Images from top to bottom, left to right:
1, 2, 3, 7: Axel Einar Hjorth, Set of ten chairs, from the ‘Lovö’ series, circa 1932, made of pine, iron and fabric, produced by AB Nordiska Kompaniet Stockholm, Sweden (sold for £50,000).
4. Exterior shot of Phillips on the day of the auction.
5. Ground floor of Phillips Gallery exhibiting pieces by Edward Hald, Finn Juhl, Poul Henningsen, Kaare Klint, and then some.
6. Edvin Öhreström, ‘Edvin’ vase, 1957, polished glass with overlay, produced by Orrefors Glassworks, Kosta, Sweden (sold for £5,000).