Petite Danish writing desk with a single, lockable drawer
Origin: Denmark, 1960s
Dimensions: to follow
Condition: Restored surface, minor issues remain.
The Räsymatto pattern jar is made of white stoneware. The jar has a cork lid, which features the Marimekko logo on the inside.
The Räsymatto (rag rug) pattern, inspired by allotment gardening, is linked to topical themes like sustainable living and the joy of working with your hands. Allotments, with their flower and vegetable beds, represent urban nature at its best, and a rag rug on the floor of an allotment cottage tells a colourful story of its own.
We recommend washing the lid by hand.
Dimensions: Ø135 x H98 mm
Made of laminated birch plywood, this lightweight tray features the Härkä pattern.
Maija Isola’s output of more than 500 fabric prints is an inexhaustible treasure trove. The Härkä (bull) is one of her geometric designs from the 1960s in which we can see her exploring the constructivist movement that was rising in Finnish art scene at the time.
We recommend wiping the tray clean with a damp cloth or washing it by hand. Do not soak.
Dimensions: 320 x 320 mm
When you have the luxury of spending a couple of nights in a new city, one of the great benefits is doing a little exploration. Last month I had that opportunity when I visited Göteborg, a city on the southern east coast of Sweden, almost equidistant between Copenhagen and the Norwegian border.
Göteborg is home to Röhsska Museet, a wonderful museum of design and craft. Apart from having a permanent collection of design history which I highly recommend, one of their current exhibitions is Unmaking Democratic Design: Fredrik Paulsen.
For our friends and customers in Melbourne, there are still a few days left to catch a wonderful exhibition celebrating a legend of Australian mid-century design.
Clement Meadmore: the Art of Mid-Century Design is the first major survey examining the design practice of this seminal designer – and it took ten years to bring this perfectly-formed exhibition together.