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The specialist's choice – Eva Seeman lists favourites in the design department

Modern Art + Design - focus on design

We have spoken to Eva Seeman, Specialist design. Read about her point of view on the content in this season's Modern Art + Design before the auction 24-25 November. Also, explore some of Evas's personal favourites.

Focus on glass - 'Paolo Venini vases'

Glass is what attracted me the most when I started in the auction business many years ago. Therefore I'm excited to see that we have received several particularly interesting Venini vases from different sellers for this year's anniversary auction. When I started at Bukowskis in 1987, this type of Venini glass that was one of the hottest trends, pezzato glasses in strong colours stood on the displays like candies in a candy store.

I can not choose only one favourite at this autumn's Modern Auction, so I choose three of them.

To vases by Venini

'Top-class Art Nouveau ceramics'

In Alf Wallander's wonderful vase for Rörstrand we see a magpie in high relief, glazed in strong, true-to-life colours. Swedish Art Nouveau top-class ceramics.

To the Alf Wallander vase

Silver and jewellery"

Torun Bülow-Hübe, was a pioneer, both as a female silversmith and creator of a new genre of handcrafted jewellery based on non-glamorous materials and which in her hands was enchanted into modernist art.

To Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe's jewellery

Eva's favourites among furniture and works of art

The two armchairs by Bergsten are so remarkable that they are a must among the favourites, see auction number 244 and 245.

The same applies to the pair of cinema armchairs designed by Gunnar Asplund for Skandiateatern in Stockholm. Asplund's interior for Skandiateatern was received by a united positive group of critics. Guess you sat nicely in these up in the lodge!

Axel Einar Hjort's sports cottage furniture becomes more and more popular every day all around the world. Model Sport is not very common.

The following little newly found desktop set by Carl Milles is an absolute favourite, just see how poor Jonah is slipping into the whale's belly.

If I try to limit myself to just one more favourite object, it must be Arne Vodder's fabulous teak chaise longue with exquisitely beautiful wear.

From left: Cinema armchairs designed by Gunnar Asplund, Pewter inkwell by Carl Milles (part of a set), Teak chaise longue by Arne Vodder.

Contacts our Specialists

Eva Seeman
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Camilla Behrer
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77
Jonatan  Jahn
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Björn Extergren
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61