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

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  • Provenance

    Nurmesniemi family, 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


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

designed 1952, produced 1980s
Laminated-birch plywood, teak, birch.
Each: 43.7 x 38 x 36.5 cm (17 1/4 x 14 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)
Manufactured by G. Söderström, Finland. Underside of each impressed ANTTI NURMESNIEMI.

£3,000 - 5,000 

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London Auction 11 June 2020