Categories: nordic design
Record Sale at Bruun Rasmussen: Most Expensive set of Finn Juhl Furniture
A sofa and two chairs, designed by Finn Juhl and nicknamed "The Elephant Furniture", have just been sold for a record price of DKK 4.03 million / € 542,000 (including buyer’s premium).
Finn Juhl's Lost Furniture Found After 80 Years
Finn Juhl exhibited a sofa and two chairs in 1939. For 80 years, the design world believed it to have been lost, but now it has reappeared and will be sold at auction by Bruun Rasmussen in December. It'll hold the highest estimated price for a piece of 20th Century Danish design ever. A piece of Danish design history and cultural heritage is looking for a new home.
Finn Juhl's Dining Room Set Sold for Over a Million Danish Kroner
Thursday's design auction had buyers from all over the world bidding on especially Finn Juhl’s furniture. A dining room set with Juhl's "Egyptian Chairs" and a "Judas Table" delivered the biggest surprise with a hammer price of DKK 770,000 (€ 134,000 including buyer’s premium) and DKK 250,000 (€ 44,000 including buyer’s premium) respectively.
Iconic Danish Design up for Auction: Finn Juhl's "Egyptian Chair" and Hans J. Wegner's "Dolphin Chair"
What do Tutankhamun's grave and the animal kingdom have to do with Danish design? During the 1940s and 1950s, the Danish architects found inspiration for their designs in many different places, such as historical furniture designs, religious stories and nature. At Bruun Rasmussen's first Live Auction in Copenhagen this year, they can present the coveted designs by Finn Juhl and Hans J. Wegner.
Musical Design Treasure Sets New World Record
Bruun Rasmussen’s 70th anniversary auction concluded on a high note as Danish design came under the hammer Thursday evening. A musical instrument garnered quite a lot of the attention during a bidding round where it was knocked down for several million Danish kroner.
Poul's Four-poster Bed and Finn's Chieftain Chair: Danish Design Treasures up for Auction
A unique four-poster bed by Poul Henningsen and Finn Juhl's iconic "Chieftain Chair" are among the highlights when Bruun Rasmussen swings the hammer over rare furniture pieces and design classics in Copenhagen this September.
Classic Danish Design Takes Off at Auction!
At Monday's design auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, it was the iconic furniture pieces from well-known architects such as Flemming Lassen, Finn Juhl and Kaare Klint that achieved the highest prices. "The Tired Man" by Flemming Lassen was sold for DKK 610,000 (€107,000 including buyer’s premium).
Exclusive Art and Design Preview in London
We have handpicked a selection of world-renowned artwork and rare design classics from this summer's international auction in Copenhagen and will exhibit them at the Danish Embassy in London on 15 and 16 May.
Denmark's Most Expensive Sofa Sold for DKK 610,000
This year's first design auction in Copenhagen has just concluded with an impressive record for a sofa by Flemming Lassen from 1935, which was sold for DKK 610,000 (€ 106,000 including buyer's premium). It is the most expensive sofa Bruun Rasmussen has ever sold.
Salto and PH - Pioneers of Simplicity
The year's first international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen continues this week with modern art and design. Included in the auction is an early painted lamp by the Danish architect and author Poul Henningsen. The lamp’s decoration was inspired by the collaboration Henningsen had with the ceramic artist Axel Salto during the early 1920s, where the two decorated interiors together.
Rare Danish Design from the 1930s up for auction
Flemming Lassen, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Salto and “PH” – at the upcoming auction we will dive into the early period of Danish Modernism with a series of exceptional and rare designs from the 1930s. The auction takes place in Copenhagen on 7-8 March.
Chieftain Sold for DKK 1.1 million
Finn Juhl’s ”Chieftain Chair” exceeded expectations with an impressive hammer price of DKK 860,000 (€ 150,000 including buyer’s premium) as Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art concluded the final auction of the year in Bredgade, Copenhagen.
Nordic Icons at auction in Copenhagen
At the last international auction of the year in Copenhagen, we will be offering three of the most iconic Nordic furniture classics – Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Chair (1931–32), Finn Juhl’s Chieftain Chair (1949) and Jonas Bohlin’s Concrete Chair (1980).
Finn Juhl - Interior 52
At the upcoming international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen we have the pleasure of presenting a number of the models that Finn Juhl used in 1951 for Interior 52 at Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim (Norway’s National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design).
Avantgarde Art 1960 + 1970 - Exhibition in Paris
While the famous art fair "Biennale des Antiquaires" is being held at the Grand Palais, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art will for the third time exhibit its most coveted paintings and furniture pieces at the auction association Drouot in Paris. This time there is a special focus on international avant-garde art from the 1960s to the 70s.
Peder Moos' Museum Table and Private Letters up for Auction
At this autumn's international design auction in Copenhagen, we can present the Danish cabinetmaker and designer Peder Moos' "Museum Table", which only exists in very few copies. It was commissioned by the Dane Gert Poulsen, who has also kept a unique series of letters from Moos, which were written during the production of the table.
The Greatest Auction Ever of Quistgaard’s Design
Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers offer the greatest selection ever of timeless design classics from the 1950-60s by the Danish designer Jens Harald Quistgaard. The auction is held on Tuesday 10 May.
Nordic Design Auction in Copenhagen June 2016
At this summer's international design auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen we can present three extremely rare furniture pieces from the golden age of Danish design during the 1950s.
Across Mine-Filled Waters with Peder Moos
The uncompromising Danish cabinetmaker Peder Moos has created several of the furniture pieces at Bruun Rasmussen’s international spring auction for design – including a unique stool, which was part of the exhibition ”Danish Art Treasures – through the ages” in London in 1948. The preview opens on Thursday 25th February and the auction is held on Thursday 10th March.