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EYES WITHOUT A FACE

Last week we wrote about Einar Nerman, and his classic design for Solstickan, which has grown beyond it’s original product design purpose to be the star of a whole host of products. An almost equally popular design is Olle Eksells eyes for Mazetti’s cocoa products. As simple as they are haunting, these eyes are to be found in almost any design conscious home in Sweden. Eksell’s design was created in...

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A MAN AND HIS CIRCULAR HOUSE

I sincerely hope you caught the Houzz feature on Julian and Desiree from Mid Century Møbler, and their amazing circular house. This post will be about another interesting house, without corners or straight lines. To understand the story of Villa Spies, you have to first understand who Simon Spies was. The Danish tycoon didn’t invent pacakge holidays, but in many ways his name came to be synonymous with the practice...

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FABULOUS FABLES

”Hej uggla tjena moss/kom hit en stund till oss”, those words often greeted me when I turned on one of the two channels that Swedish television consisted of when I was a child. We didn’t get a whole lot of Jetsons, Flintstones or Scooby-Doo, but we did have an owl made of felt, reading us fables. The show was called Fablernas Värld, and I always just assumed that it was...

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SWEDISH DESIGN: PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN

There was a thread on the Mid Century Modern board on Facebook, about the weirdest thing people has found in their vintage pieces, and everything from drugs (!) to guns (!!) came up as examples. At Mid Century Møbler, we’re not quite as exciting, or rather, the Swedes and Danes that pre-owned our furniture seems to be a less rowdy bunch. We do, however, find stuff in our pieces, and...

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