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New world records for Swedish 20th century design at Modern Art + Design

Unique Josef Frank cabinet sold for SEK 3,246,250

Sensational record prices and ”White Glove Sale” for prestigious collections on the first day of the International Fine Art Live auction Modern Art + Design. In total, Bukowskis sold for 29 MSEK, the largest and most successful design auction ever at Bukowskis. The unique Josef Frank cabinet, ”Plan de Paris à vol d'oiseau”, accounted for the evening's most sensational sale with a final price of SEK 3,246,250. A new world record for Swedish 20th-century furniture and the most expensive Josef Frank object ever sold.

– An auction with an unusual amount of unique and iconic objects that attracted collectors around the world. An outstanding result for Nordic 20th century design that through Bukowskis reaches a broad international audience, says Eva Seeman, Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art.

Axel Einar Hjorth sets several new world records with the iconic tables ”Mora” and ”Sandhamn” and the cabinet ”Lovö”. The decorative chest of drawers ”Flora” by Josef Frank achieved a final price of SEK 784,000, a new world record for the model.

› Axel Einar Hjorths table ”Sandhamn” sold for a final price of SEK 661 500 – a new world record for the series

– It is fantastic to see how Axel Einar Hjorth continues to reach new heights and that with this auction we manage to surpass several previous records, says Camilla Behrer, Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art

The historical collection ”Hans Bergström - The Master of Light” resulted in a ”White Glove Sale” and a new record for the designer of model ”27”, which was sold for SEK 612,500.

– Finally, Hans Bergström has received the appreciation he deserves, as one of the most influential lighting architects of all time, says Jonatan Jahn, specialist design & modern craftsmanship.

Great international interest in Bukowski's carpet department with carpets such as "Magdalena yellow" by Barbro Nilsson, which with its sunny yellow color scale, sold for SEK 428,750.

– Glad to see that the large woven wallpaper "Venus and Tummelisa" by Carl Larsson was sold to a customer in the salesroom. Beautiful motif and fantastic colours. Even if you study it for a long time, you will always find new details, says Anette Granlund, responsible specialist for carpets, textiles & Islamic handicrafts.

The Nordic's leading Fine Art auction for modern design strengthens its leading position with increased international interest – sell your design objects at the leading design auction in the Nordic.

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118. Hans Hedberg, a faience sculpture of a pumpkin, Biot, France.
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Björn Extergren
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Eva Seeman
Eva Seeman
Chief Specialist Modern and Contemporary Decorative art and design
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Camilla Behrer
Camilla Behrer
Head of Design / Head of Modern Decorative Art and Design
+46 (0)708 92 19 77
Jonatan  Jahn
Jonatan Jahn
Head Specialist Contemporary and Modern Design
+46 (0)703 92 88 60