Design Miami/Basel : Highlights of the show

17 - 30 September 2021
  • Ado Chale

    Ado Chale

    The practice of melting and casting bronze is inherited from ancient tradition. when Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Greek civilizations already used those techniques. This exceptional bronze coffee table illustrates Ado Chale’s vision of a craftsmanship that aims for the sustainability of art in time and his life-long quest for the excellence ofsavoir-faire

     

    Chale’s intuitive sensibility allows him to create pieces of arts out of ordinary objects such as tables. As a genuinely talented craftsman, he truly applies art, researching and discovering all the possibilities, while focusing on his task to incorporate emotions to his creation. 

  • Chale uncovered and magnified the scars, the irregularities and the imperfections left by the treatment of the bronze to expose a unique composition that becomes a place where art, craftsmanship and design harmoniously merge.

     

  • Ado Chale, Exceptional coffee table , 1972 Bronze, blackened steel base 36 x 104 cm - 14 1/8 x 41...

    Ado Chale, Exceptional coffee table , 1972
    Bronze, blackened steel base
    36 x 104 cm - 14 1/8 x 41 in

  • Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, Floor lamp 
    Brass, stone base
    143 x 40 x 40 cm - 56 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

    Manufactured by Valaistustyö

    Alvar Aalto

    Extremely rare design by Alvar Aalto, this exceptional floor lamp  recalls the design of the hand grenade ceiling lamps designed at the end of the 1950’s. The golden colour of the brass shade produces a pleasant and diffuse light, creating a very warm atmosphere. The stone base illustrates Aalto’s interest in nature. 

    Equally obsessed with the quality of the light produced and the aesthetics of the lamp, Alvar Aalto created his lighting fixtures as genuine sculptures.  While embracing the trend of functionnalism, Aalto developed his own approach, choosing curved lines  and organic shapes to convey a more lyrical feel to a primarly functional object. 

  • Joaquim Tenreiro

    Combining modern design and traditional references, this iconic Three-legged chair is a remarkable testimonial of Joaquim Tenreiro’s high knowledge of wood and his vast experience as a craftsman. 

  • Joaquim Tenreiro, Cadeira de Três Pés (Three-Legged Chair), 1947
    Laminated and lacquered hardwoods
    57 × 71 × 69 cm - 22 × 28  × 27  in 
  • This beautiful Cadeira de Três Pés (or Three-legged chair) is one of Joaquin Tenreiro’s most emblematic works. It was designed... This beautiful Cadeira de Três Pés (or Three-legged chair) is one of Joaquin Tenreiro’s most emblematic works. It was designed... This beautiful Cadeira de Três Pés (or Three-legged chair) is one of Joaquin Tenreiro’s most emblematic works. It was designed...

    This beautiful Cadeira de Três Pés (or Three-legged chair) is one of Joaquin Tenreiro’s most emblematic works. It was designed in 1947, the same year Langenbach & Tenreiro – the designer’s own company- launched a shop in Rio de Janeiro. 

    The seat and back of the chair are made in a single trapezoidal curved piece composed stripes of the different types of wood joined in parallel, alternating light and dark species. The ingenious assemblage of those stripes enhances the fluidity of the curve and creates a very expressive effect.  Stripped of any right angles or straight lines, the Three-legged chair presents a soft-curved shape that perfectly accommodates the human body. 

     

  • Tenreiro’s first concern was to adapt his furniture to the current times and the everyday life of Brazilian people. He was particularly attentive to the dimensions and proportions of his creation to ensure a great comfort. The functional quality of the object is highlighted by the use of simple geometric shapes. 

  • Joaquim Tenreiro developed a style imbued with minimalism. Free from any excessive ornamentation, this daybed is reduced to its essential elements. 

  • Joaquim Tenreiro, Daybed, c. 1960 Massive rosewood, rosewood veneer with cushion coated in fabric 37 x 180 x 75 cm... Joaquim Tenreiro, Daybed, c. 1960 Massive rosewood, rosewood veneer with cushion coated in fabric 37 x 180 x 75 cm...
    Joaquim Tenreiro, Daybed, c. 1960
    Massive rosewood, rosewood veneer with cushion coated in fabric 
    37 x 180 x 75 cm - 14 x 71 x 29 in
  • Paavo Tynell

    This pair of chandeliers was designed by Paavo Tynell in 1947 as a special order for the Hotel Seurahuone in  Savolina, Finland.  The shades are decorated with the characteristic  triangular perforation pattern, utilized by Tynell in several of his lighting objects. 

    Those ceiling lamps reflect the distinguished craftsmanship of the Finnish designer as well as his fascination for the natural shapes as he skilfully sculpted leaves and branches in brass to complete the delicate design of the light fixtures. 

    Paavo Tynell, Pair of chandeliers, 1947 
    Brass 
    130 x 100 cm  - 51  x 39 in 
    Manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki
  • Hans Christian Hansen & Viggo S. Jørgensen Hans Christian Hansen & Viggo S. Jørgensen

    Hans Christian Hansen & Viggo S. Jørgensen

    Hans Christian Hansen, Viggo S. Jørgensen, Unique three seater sofa and pair of armchairs, 1936
    Oak and fabric
    Sofa : 92 x 220 x 80 cm - 36 1/4 x 86 5/8 x 31 1/2 in

    Armchair : 92 x 80 x 80 cm - 36 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in
    Manufactured by Johannes Hansen, Denmark.

  • This unique three-seater sofa and its matching armchair are among the rare furniture designed by Danish architects and designers Hans-Christian...

    Exhibition of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild in 1936

    This unique three-seater sofa and its matching armchair are among the rare furniture designed by Danish architects and designers Hans-Christian Hansen and Viggo Jörgesen.After the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930, many Danish architects and designers experimented with previously unseen shapes to create new forms of upholstered furniture. For this exceptional sofa and armchairs, Hans-Christian Hansen and Viggo Jörgesen abandoned the austere, sharp edges of the functional school and favored organic forms and curved lines. The two pieces were  exhibited at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild in 1936 and at the Exposition Unniverselle in Paris in 1937.  

  • Angelo Lelii Angelo Lelii Angelo Lelii

    Angelo Lelii

    Adjustable 'Televisione' standard lamp, 1956
    Painted aluminium, brass, painted steel
    height 174 cm -  68 1/2 in
    Manufactured by Arredoluce, Monza, Italy.
  • Finn Juhl, Silver dining table, 1948 Rosewood, silver 72 x 180 (290) x 119 cm - 28 3/8 x 70... Finn Juhl, Silver dining table, 1948 Rosewood, silver 72 x 180 (290) x 119 cm - 28 3/8 x 70...
    Finn Juhl, Silver dining table, 1948
    Rosewood, silver
    72 x 180 (290) x 119 cm - 28 3/8 x 70 7/8 (114) x 46 7/8 in
    Manufactured by Niels Vodder
  • The Silver dining table - also called the Judas table - was designed by Finn Juhl in 1948. It was...

    The Silver table at the Den Permanente,  in Copenhagen, surrounded by  E. Larsen, A. B. Madsen, O. M.Nielsen , P. Hvidt, A. Jacobsen, Ib K. Larsen , H. Wegner and F. Juhl . This picture originally appeared in an issue of House and Garden in 1963.

    The Silver dining table - also called the Judas table - was designed by Finn Juhl in 1948. It was originally manufactured by Master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder in Brazilian rosewood and was displayed at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition.
    Classic and extravagant, this table presents an overall simple design subtly enhanced by the thirty pieces of silver inlaid in the tabletop. This feature gave its nickname to the table in reference of the thirty denarii for which Judas betrayed Jesus before the Last Supper.
    The disposition of the silver inlays also indicates the number of seats around the table. With the two additional leaves, this table can sit up to 14 people.

     

  • Finn Juhl's Silver dining table with Jorge Zalszupin's Kanguru chairs

    Finn Juhl's Silver dining table with Jorge Zalszupin's Kanguru chairs