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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

Flipt, A Lounge & Armchair by Jeff Miller

Convertible armchair & chaise lounge with steel structure, polyurethane seat and chromed steel base. A mechanism makes it possible to flip the seat forward, opening up and thus doubling the length of the chair.

Flipt, by Jeff Miller, for Baleri Italia

Solaio Evolved 93–08 by Horm

A graphic game that becomes a further response to contemporary trends that suggest light, versatile bookshelves, that are simple and straight-forward only at first sight. Based on the Solaio model designed in 1993 this evolution of that system has been renamed 93–08.

93–08, by Carlo Cumini, for Horm

Doda—The Club Chair by Molteni & C

Doda is an interpretation of the classic bergère in more contemporary style. A welcoming armchair, which stands out for its measured proportions between thicknesses and the meetings of straight and curved lines. Sit back, stretch out and relax.

Doda, by Ferruccio Laviani, for Molteni & C

Oblique Magazine Rack by Marcel Wanders

Oblique, by Marcel Wanders, for moooi

Les Forets by Pascal Mourgue

This unique low table features a laser cut treetop shaped design. Constructed of laser cut sheet steel, finished in stone gray or brown-gray; base in a brilliant polished stainless steel, to give it some depth.

Les Forets, by Pascal Mourgue, for Ligne Roset

Fields Wall Sculpture and Light from Foscarini

Simple, essential shapes, dampened by rich and intense hues. The design concept originates from a suggestive and moving panoramic, almost aerial, view that pays tribute to the designer’s homeland of Mancha, an area of Spain steeped in contrasts that extends over the fields as far as the eye can see. The lamp is composed of methacrylate and aluminium sheets that diffuse the light creating a range of lighting effects on the wall.

Fields, by Vicente Garcia Jiménez, for Foscarini

Contemplate the Lotus Sofa by Globe

Lotus is an elegant set of furniture consisting of a sofa, chair, table and swivel chairs. The form suggests a sitter in a lotus position, we like the ultra thin supports, making the seat seemingly float in the air.

Lotus Sofa, by Stephan Borgen Hertzog & Flemming Busk, for Globe Furniture

Vintage Zero Pendant by Jo Hammerborg

Jo Hammerborg Zero pendant for Fog & Meurop Denmark at City Furniture

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