Set of twelve 'Sauna' stools, designed for the Palace Hotel, Helsinki

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  • Provenance

    Harri Heikkonen, Helsinki, 1980s
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Ornamo 1950-54, Helsinki, 1955, p. 106
    Erik Zahle, ed., A Treasury of Scandinavian Design: The standard authority on Scandinavian-designed furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, and metal, New York, 1961, p. 84
    Kaj Kalin, Antti Nurmesniemi, Ajatuksia ja suunnitelmia, Helsinki, 1992, p. 43
    Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities: 1930-1997, exh. cat., The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New Haven, 1998, p. 310
    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Scandinavian Design, Cologne, 2002, p. 472

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Set of twelve 'Sauna' stools, designed for the Palace Hotel, Helsinki

designed 1952, produced 1980s
Laminated-birch plywood, teak, stained birch.
Each: 43.7 x 37.9 x 36 cm (17 1/4 x 14 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.)
Manufactured by G. Söderström, Finland. Underside of each impressed ANTTI NURMESNIEMI.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

sold for £10,000

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
mhortaecosta@phillips.com

Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018