In expanding our little sales empire, we've updated the display at Stuff SF Antiques with a loving tribute to summer here in the Bay Area. Check out our latest in what we've dubbed Bay Area Blue. You'll find pieces covering the gamut from Empoli, Holmegaard, Guildcraft, Alsterfors, and more!
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Sure there are a ton of Labor Day sales on this weekend. You can buy everything from discounted mattresses to lawn gnomes... but the best sale for all you vintage lovers will probably at Stuff SF. I wanted to post some quick snaps I took of one of their newest displays. Vintage mid-century glass now has a home out here on the west coast courtesy of yours truly. Stop in and check out the ever changing range of displays based on juicy colour themes. November will be stunning blue pieces from the likes of Holmegaard, Alsterfors, Guildcraft, Empoli, and Blenko.
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Back in November of last year I posted a couple entries about my love and envy of the re-release of the famous LÖVBACKEN table. Love the design but envied all Europeans who had access to this table with apparently no hope of it ever reaching our shores here in America. That is until now.
Originally the table had been released as the LÖVET. Now, this 1956 leaf-shaped table with three legs and veneer top is being reissued at just $59.99 and is viewable in the 2014 catalogue, making it still affordable today. Knowing how Ikea loves to discontinue great items year over year, I'm going to buy a couple of these for safe keeping. For those of you not near an Ikea, don't worry I'm giving some of these away. Stay tuned.
I also want to give some away just to make me feel better about having gone all the way to London just to pick one of these up after being told by Ikea they weren't going to be offered in the US. Bah humbug.
I've really fallen behind with the posts but I can barely hold my ten month old accountable. At this year's ICFF in New York, there was a wonderful and unique exhibit “Big Color,” that offered a retrospective of architectural-scale glass designs created in the 1950s through the 1970s by resident artists at the Blenko Glass Company in West Virginia.
Damon Crain of Culture Object showed 120 pieces created by top Blenko designers Wayne Husted, Joel Philips Myers and John Nickerson.
“Sometimes people aren’t sure how to live with the pieces,” he said, “but when they see them grouped together as a landscape, something clicks and it makes sense.” Prices range from $700 for a 22-inch cylindrical vase by Joel Myers to $5,500 for a 38-inch-tall decanter by Husted.
While Blenko is nice, I've always leaned to the cased Italian and Scandinavian glass of the era.
My friends and fellow glass lovers over at The End of History gave me a wonderful shout out on their blog with a photo of part of my personal collection at home. Thanks for the love fellas. See you again soon.
As with many popular mid-century items, we knew it was just a matter of time before some thoughtful person decided to re-release the now famous Cathrineholm lotus servingware. Originally produced as enamelware, Danish design company Lucie Kaas has released a ceramic version of the popular pattern. The Arne Clausen collection is now available for purchase.
The name Arne Clausen might not sound familiar to many people,
nevertheless, the Norwegian artist had a very influential role in one of
Scandinavia's biggest design successes in the 1960's. Arne Clausen was
employed as a decorator at the Norwegian factory Cathrineholm and he is
behind the world famous "lotus" pattern which adorned many of the most
popular products from Cathrineholm. Often you'll see Grete Prytz Kittelsen attributed incorrectly as the designer. Other than being used to decorate
products from Cathrineholm the "lotus" pattern also found its way to
Denmark where it was used to decorate porcelain items from Lyngby
Porcelæn. The iconic "lotus" pattern is by many considered one of the
most powerful examples of timeless Scandinavian design.
collaboration with Arne Clausen's family Lucie Kaas resurrects an old favourite.
The collection can be found online here. Personally I wish they'd brought back some of the rarer colour sets like blue on blue or white on orange. Still, we'll always have the avocado green... ugh!