Yrjö Rosola and Runar Engblom - Important Design London Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Postisäästöpankki (Finnish Post Bank), Helsinki, 1943

  • Literature

    Yrjö Rosola, exh. cat., Finnish Design Museum, Helsinki, 1984, n.p. for similar glass panels

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is from the Postisäästöpankki (Finnish Post Bank) designed for the office of the CEO, Teuvo Aura, whose initials T. A. adorn the door handles of the cabinet. Aura served twice as the Prime Minister of Finland, during the 1970s, and as Mayor of Helsinki between 1968-1979. For this project, Yrjö Rosola also executed monumental glass screens, which presently remain part of the building’s interior.


Unique cabinet, designed for the Postisäästöpankki (Finnish Post Bank)

Elm-veneered wood, elm, brass, engraved glass, glass, nickel-plated metal.
131.4 x 80.6 x 28.4 cm (51 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
Manufactured by Oy Paul Boman, Finland. One front of door etched YRJÖ ROSOLA.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £16,250

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Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019