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Georg Jensen Eel Dish Sold for $102,000

Georg Jensen silver from Denmark has a tactile quality all its own, probably because it is handmade. It gets only better with age, and the prices fetched at auction are also improving with age. Time to take a closer look of that Scandinavian silver tucked away in your closet.

Eel dish, model 1054, sterling silver, 1957, by Henning Koppel, sold at Objects D’affection auction for $102,000, at Wright

Oblique Magazine Rack by Marcel Wanders

Oblique, by Marcel Wanders, for moooi

Loop Wardrobe by Leif Jorgensen

Loop, by Leif Jorgensen, for Hay

Oggetti Lenti by Pierre Charpin

Vases are part of the collection “oggetti lenti” (Slow Objects), in reference to the slowness with which Pierre Charpin designed them. “They are present while seeming detached from this world, they are both concrete and abstract, their presence is simultaneously concise and undecided. The “Oggetti Lenti” occupy an indeterminate place between what already exists, what is still unfamiliar to us. These “Slow Objects” gradually find their place in the uncertainty of our present time.”

Oggetti Lenti, by Pierre Charpin, for Design Gallery Milano

A Glass Paperclip from A/R Studio in Milan

Clip was shown at the Salone Satellite in Milan this year, made entirely of blown glass, we think it will hold the room together.

Clip, (transliteration design collection) by Antigone Acconci & Riccardo Bastiani
at A/R Studio

Screw.it, Another Alessi Kitchen Gadget

The Netherlands architect Wiel Arets has designed a gripping corkscrew, salt and pepper mill, made of ceramic and high-grade steel, for the Italian company Alessi.

screw.it salt.it pepper.it, by Wiel Arets, for Alessi

TV Murrine Paperweight by Naoto Fukasawa

A murrine paperweight in flashed Murano glass, hand-ground, when set on paper it becomes a magnifying glass that enlarges words and pictures.

TV Murrine Paperweight, by Naoto Fukasawa, for B&B Italia

Matteograssi T.net Room Divider

T.net, by Franco Poli, for Matteograssi

Over the Moon with Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison, the reigning master of reduced form, has designed a tea service for Rosenthal. The simple elegance of this set, made of porcelain, has now earned a Red Dot and iF design award.

Moon, by Jasper Morrison, for Rosenthal

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