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Nordic Design Sale attracted a record number of international bidders

A stoneware decorative bowl by Birger Kaipiainen. Final price: 13 572 €.


This spring’s Nordic Design Sale presented more than 300 sought-after design objects by Nordic and international designers. Highlights include a selection of stunning lightings by Paavo Tynell, rare art glass by Timo Sarpaneva, and a colourful selection of ceramics by Birger Kaipiainen and Rut Bryk.



The auction attracted a record number of international bidders from 26 countries, and many of the objects sold well above their estimates. The top lot of the evening was a ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, which after intense bidding, more than tripled its estimate and sold for a final price of 23 034 €.

Other notable highlights were a set of armchairs by the danish designer Hans J. Wegner that sold for 18 379 €, a stoneware decorative bowl by Birger Kaipiainen that reached a final price of 13 572 €, and Timo Sarpaneva’s posthumous sculpture, which after intense bidding sold for 18 180 €.

The auction’s top lots:

• Paavo Tynell, '9060' brass pendant light. Final price: 23 034 €
• Paavo Tynell, Pair of '9029/6' chandeliers. Final price: 20 951 €
• Hans J. Wegner, Six armchairs, "The Round Chair". Final price: 18 379 €
• Timo Sarpaneva, a posthumous 'Kayak' sculpture. Final price: 18 180 €
• Paavo Tynell, a '9224' table lamp. Final price: 15 807 €
• Timo Sarpaneva, a 'Liber Mundi' sculpture. Final price: 15 108 €
• Birger Kaipiainen, a stoneware decorative bowl. Final price: 13 572 €
• Björn Weckström, gold bracelet "Technotitlan". Final price: 12 748 €
• Rut Bryk, a ceramic relief. Final price: 11 780 €
• Alvar Aalto, a pendant lamp A332. Final price: 11 033 €



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