Auction 128A

Scandinavian Design

20. September 2016 at 3:00 PM CEST


Almost 180 pieces of furniture, illumination and objects will be knocked down in the event of the Scandinavian Design auction at Quittenbaum's on September 20. Among the most beautiful pieces are tables and cabinets by Alvar Aalto, from an architect's estate. Next to them, classics by Josef Frank are on offer, like his coffee table for Haus & Garten (attributed), around 1930.

Arne Jacobsen is present with one of his '3300' easy chairs from the year 1956. This time, Bodil Kjaer's classic writing desk is accompanied by a container on wheels and a filing cabinet. The extraordinary 'PK 111' screen designed by Poul Kjaerholm in 1956 deserves special mentioning.

Creations by Verner Panton, like his 'Pantop' reading lamp from the year 1980 and exquisite pieces of furniture by Hans J. Wegner will certainly be popular. Moreover, we proudly present glass and silver pieces by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The highlights of the Scandinavian selection were the most popular on the first of three auction days. Thus, two aficionados increased the price for Bodil Kjaer's elegant writing desk, 1959, famous for its appearance in two James Bond movies, from €15,000 to €23,000. A German collector secured himself Tapio Wirkkala's 'TW 9' bowl, 1954, for its lower estimate of €9,000. The eleven-partite 'PK 111' screen by Poul Kjaerholm, 1956 will go back to its designer's Danish home country for €8,000. Gaudy glass objects were sought after as well, Oiva Toikka's 'Bird' from the 1960s changed hands for €2,800.