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Nordic Design Timeless quality


Nordic Design has been a global phenomenon for decades. The design movement emerged in the early 20th century when the Swedish neo-classicism known as Swedish Grace emerged and made its breakthrough at the 1925 Paris exhibition. Nordic Design continued to flourish after the world fairs in Paris 1937 and New York 1939, where design products from Sweden, Finland and Denmark gained international recognition and fame. The term Swedish Modern, which stands for a softer version of modernism, was introduced, and Finnish design solidified its presence on the US market through Alvar Aalto’s Pavilion. The success at the world fairs started the Golden Age of Nordic Design, which would last through the 1970s.


The core of these periods was a deep respect for function, simplicity and quality. By removing the unnecessary, timeless products were created that feel just as modern today as they did decades ago.



Become a part of the most significant auctions for Nordic design



Bukowskis has a long history of high-quality Fine Art auctions for sellers and buyers around the world. This season we are pleased to present two design auctions. The auctions present the very best of Nordic Design and include desirable pieces of furniture and objects by leading designers – sell your design objects at the leading design auctions in the Nordic, contact our category specialists today.


A selection of our most acclaimed designers








Top listings Modern Furniture and Lighting


478. Lars Holmström, a Swedish Grace brass chandelier, Arvika.
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 75 000 SEK
190. Estrid Ericson, a pewter framed mirror, Stockholm probably 1952.
Hammer price 
71 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
216. Harald Elof Notini, a floor lamp by Böhlmark's, Stockholm 1930's.
Hammer price 
51 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
286. Josef Frank, a coat hanger, Firma Svenskt Tenn 1940-50's.
Hammer price 
290 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK


Top listings Modern Works of Art


972. A Pablo Picasso cast silver dish 'Tête géométrique', France 2006.
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
1015. A Hans Hedberg faience and bronze sculpture of cherries, Biot, France.
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
279. A Berndt Friberg stoneware vase, Gustavsberg Studio 1954.
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
48. A Birger Kaipiainen stoneware dish, Arabia, Finland.
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
92. Wiwen Nilsson, A Wiwen Nilsson sterling and rock crystal necklace, Lund Sweden 1939.
Hammer price 
44 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
61. Axel Salto, a stoneware vase, Royal Copenhagen, Denmark 1958.
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
A stoneware sculpture signed M. Schilkin Arabia -45.
Hammer price 
16 700 EUR
Estimate 
7 000 - 9 000 EUR
145. Wiwen Nilsson, a sterling cocktail shaker, Lund 1960.
Hammer price 
125 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
BIRGER KAIPIAINEN, a decorative plate, stoneware, signed Kaipiainen Arabia.
Hammer price 
25 400 EUR
Estimate 
10 000 - 12 000 EUR
BIRGER KAIPIAINEN, a decorative plate, signed Kaipiainen, Arabia.
Hammer price 
18 400 EUR
Estimate 
2 000 - 2 500 EUR
RUT BRYK, a porcelain relief, 'Candy' signed Rut Bryk 1970.
Hammer price 
14 999 EUR
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 EUR
BIRGER KAIPIAINEN, a stonevare relief signed Kaipiainen Arabia.
Hammer price 
24 300 EUR
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 EUR
KYLLIKKI SALMENHAARA, A vase signed KS. Arabia, c. 1957-1959.
Hammer price 
19 206 EUR
Estimate 
7 000 - 9 000 EUR
112. Hans Hedberg, a monumental faience sculpture of an orange, Biot, France.
Hammer price 
350 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
116. Hans Hedberg, a large faience sculpture of an apple, Biot, France.
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
171. Olga Lanner, an Art Nouveau silver flower pot, Stockholm 1916.
Hammer price 
50 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK


Top listings Contemporary Design


810. An Ettore Sottsass bookcase "Carlton" by Memphis, Italy, 1980's.
Hammer price 
98 000 SEK
Estimate 
85 000 - 100 000 SEK
41. Ron Arad, a "2 R NOT" chair, 1992, no 6 in an edition of 20.
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
37. Jonas Bohlin, a "Slottsbacken" cabinet, Källemo, Sweden post 1987.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
47. Mårten Medbo, a glazed stoneware sculpture, "Hose", dated 2012.
Hammer price 
32 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK


Top listings Carpets & Textiles


540. CARPET. "Kullager, röd". Knotted pile. 435 x 327,5 cm. Signed AB MMF BN.
Hammer price 
350 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 450 000 SEK


Do you have an object that you would like to sell? Please contact our specialists


Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fine Art Stockholm. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Anna Rosenius
Helsinki
Anna Rosenius
Head specialist Finnish design
+358 (0)40 1284 977
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Camilla Behrer
Stockholm
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77