Eames Dowel Leg Chairs

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You’re probably very familiar with this classic American chair.  The other day we saw about 30 vintage ones (European/Vitra) in many different colors lined up outside in the sunshine. They looked so fun and happy. We were inspired to revisit this important piece of material culture.

This chair was originally designed in metal in 1948 and it was presented in the same year at MoMA’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. The molded concave seat form was conceived to reduce pressure on the backs of the thighs.

Fiberglass became available in 1950 and Charles and Ray Eames, always interested in new materials, started using this to create the seat. 

It is a design icon today for it’s simplicity of form and proud exposure of design and materials.

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“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
Charles Eames ( from www.brainyquote.com)

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Friday Finds!

We were stopped in our tracks when we saw these astonishing carafes by French designer Etienne Meneau. Just imagine what a statement one of these beautifully chic carafes would make on your table!

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Carafe designed in Borosilicat glass. Height : 62cm. Content capacity : 75cl (one bottle). Limited edition ( 8 numbered and signed + 4 artist proofs)

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Carafe designed in borosilicat glass. Height 62cm. Content capacity: 75cl (one bottle). Limited edition (8 numbered and signed + 4 artists proofs).

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Carafe of borosilicat glass. Height 20cm. Content capacity: 16cl. Limited edition (8 numbered and signed + 4 artists proofs)

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Rossana Gallo

image This spectacular table in perspex and metallic gold gauze (2009) is by the Italian architect and designer, Rosanna Gallo.  Venetian by birth, she has lived for many years in Milan. Her work combines an innate sense of harmony and symmetry with a poetic sensibility for her materials. We love the juxtaposition of the two materials in this table. The flowing meandering shapes created by the gold gauze are encased within the smooth transparent perspex creating a truly powerful piece. 

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A close-up of the metallic gold gauze.

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This table would look stunning in the interiors below.
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Amazing Friday Finds!!

Amazing Friday Finds!  You won’t want to miss these!

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Handblown glass sculptural bowls by Tora Urup, 2001 – absolutely breathtaking! Straddling two oposite experiences – an ethereal aesthetic and the heavy reality of the material.
Solid handblown opaline, clear and purple glass, limited edition of 5 pieces

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Mathias Bengtsson Bronze ChairGrowth Chair in cast bronze (2012) by Mathias Bengtsson. 73cm x 100cm x 75cm. Edition of 8 + 4AP.

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Kubo 2.3 P‘Kubo’ side tables in various woods by Rasmus Fenhann. 2007. 45cm x 45cm x 45cm. Limited editions of  8 pairs (+ 2 prototypes +2 AP).

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‘Kubo’ tables together

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‘Meadow’ by Astrid Krogh. 2013. Optic fibres and aluminum.  150cm x 150cm x 30cm. Limited edition of 8 (+2AP + 2 prototypes).

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Hans Wegner’s Papa Bear Chairs

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The Papa Bear chair by Hans Wegner is the essence of comfortable elegance. Created by the Danish designer in 1951, this chair along with several other of his models have come to represent the height of the Danish Modern movement.

The designer’s focus on materials and form together with an Asian influence,  has proven to be an aesthetic that  transcends changing fashions.

We have a pair of  these very hard to come by Papa Bear chairs available in oak and teak covered in their original wool upholstery.

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This Weeks Finds!

 

photo 5So rare and so comfortably elegant! The ‘Grasshopper’ lounge chair, model PK87 in aluminium and leather by Preben Fabricius and Jorden Kastholm is a very collectible find! It is a 1968 Premier Edition by Aldred Kill. All the leather is original as is the canvas and lacing under the leather cushions. 

photo 4Detail of the laced stretcher, which is in perfect condition … plus our little guard dog!
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We passed the newly reopened Buly Perfume shop in the 6th to smell tuberose soaps whose perfume lingers on the skin. We picked up a few as presents for dinner hostesses.
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photo 4-1 We were enchanted by these caged bags! And in turn felt inspired to let two of them free!photo 1-1photo copyThese two beauties will be well loved and taken care of in the Artecase home.

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photo 3-1Royere table basse and table lamp. Eternally collectible.

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photoLarge articulated wall light by Robert Mathieu, 1950s. The base and arm are in patinated bronze and the counterweight is in gilt brass. The shade is new and handmade. Length with shade: 160cm. Shade diameter: 35cm.
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photo 3We saw these beautiful hanging lamps at Le Off Design Fair in Paris a couple of years ago. Lovely to see them this week in this beautiful window display at Bernardaud in Paris!photo 2~~

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A spectacular hanging light ‘Rudi single loop’ by Lukas Peet in glass and steel (with a satin brass finish). 2012. For Roll and Hill

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George Mohasseb

photo 1We have received several inquiries about this beautiful and original table by the architect and designer George Mohasseb so have decided to repost it with some ideas of interiors below in which it would glow! It is hand-cut and a limited edition of 12.

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This work is for sale. For inquiries: contact@arte-case.com or +33 6 22 37 44 72.

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Friday Finds at PAD Paris 2014

This week we have decided to post some images of the beautiful pieces we are seeing at PAD this year. We hope you enjoy them!

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The most beautiful and happy little coffee table. Hand cut.
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The ‘Clam Chair’ 1944 by Philip Arctander.  In birch wood, with  Gotelard sheepskin (reupholstered) and leather buttons.

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 A set of five pedestal tables composed of a petrified wood (from Arizona) tabletop resting on a metal tripod by Ado Chale (b. 1928).

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A bookcase cabinet by Vittorio Dassi (1893-1973). As well as producing his own work, the Dassi workshop also fabricated furniture for Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani and Ico Parisi.

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A Dining Table by Fred Brouard from the 1970s with a glass top on a sculpted bronze base. Signed.

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Jean Royère Fur Chairs

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Jean Royère’s passion for color, exquisite materials and rhythmic and usually quite voluptuous forms, has resonated with important collectors from Europe to South America as well as Kings and Shahs of the Middle East since the 1950s. This pair of chairs from the late 1930s is quite rare.  Made of sycamore and fur, it proposes a strong visual tension that is playful and joyous yet grounded and bold.  These characteristics make it easy to see why it such a coveted from and continues to gain prominence in collections around the world.

Below are some wonderful eclectic Parisian interiors that would make a wonderful home for this pair… unless you call us first …

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Joaquim Tenreiro at PAD

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Joaquim Tenreiro at James Gallery,  PAD Paris

Having emigrated from Portugal in his teens, Tenreiro became one of the pioneers of modern Brazilian design. Taking advantage of the wonderful indigenous Brazilian hardwoods available to him, he developed his own highly distinctive style.

Image above:- Three-seater sofa, 1958. Jacaranda and woven cane.

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