new local find – Three Harry Bertoia Side Chairs by Knoll

bertoia chairsJust found these three smiling beauties sitting outside of a trailer today here in Jackson- knocked on the door, made an offer to the nice lady inside and now they’re ours! They look early (appear to be 1960’s based on the Knoll label and fact that there is no stamp on the back horizontal wire). Normal wear associated with age and being exposed to the weather but these have held up very well considering – I don’t see any broken welds. The pads are pretty worn – especially the straps and the coating on the steel has worn off in several areas but all in all, these are fantastic and very comfortable.

Some info on Harry Bertoia and the wire chairs he designed for Knoll:

Illum Wikkelsø “Capella” #4 lounge chair

new find – “Capella” #4 teak lounge chair frame – designed by Illum Wikkelsø and produced by Niels Eilerson – circa 1959. Wonderful early Danish design that helped propel the Danish modern movement. Solid frame, tight joinery and a clean design. If interested, Matterhouse will order new straps and fabricate new cushions in the fabric of your choice.

A little info on Wikkelsø can be found here.
And a couple images of others are here and here.

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Yngve Ekström “Guitar Pick” Side Table

A quite rare “guitar pick” side table from Swedish Designer, Yngve Ekström, circa 1950s. See links below about Yngve Ekström as well as the company he founded Swedese which is still going strong today.

In original condition with some minor wear from the past 60 years. We’ve only located two others available anywhere. Dimensions are 27″w x 27″l x 19.5″h.

Available now at Matterhouse.

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Nils Jonsson Pair of Vanities / Dresser

Here’s another new acquisition- a pair of Nils Jonsson Vanities made by Torring Mobelfabrik, produced by HJN Mobler in Denmark- circa 1965. These are in wonderful condition and show beautifully. Wood is teak with a honey birch interior and nice dovetail joinery. Elegant design and profile of the integrated pulls. The original bases were not with them when we found them and they were converted so they could be stacked to be a dresser. These could either be used as a dresser, or standalone units with new bases – or they could be hung from a wall for maximum coolness. Come check them out.IMG_4068 IMG_4073 IMG_4080

Norwegian Krobo Teak Bench – Designed by Torbjørn Afdal

New acquisition just arrived – a beautiful teak bench called Krobo – designed by Torbjørn Afdal of Norway- circa 1960. Includes a rare box addition with two drawers- we cannot find another example of the Krobo bench available with the box anywhere. See this link for a little info on Torbjørn:

Stop by Matterhouse to check it out.

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Ajusco Shop Lamp

A recent find…an Ajusco Shop Lamp probably from the 40’s or 50’s. Also included in the photo is a miner’s box found in Meeteetse, Wyoming from many years back, a danish steel+enamel bowl designed by Herbert Krenchel/made in the 50’s, and a custom sewn “weave” pillow made by Glenda.