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Lighting a candle, reading a good book, enjoying something โ€“ or someone โ€“ warm. We think this is how to enjoy a moment of cosiness.Read More →

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He began working with goldsmith Oluf Tostrup, the son of goldsmith Jacob Tostrup and co-owner of J. Tostrup. When Oluf Tostrup died in 1882, Prytz became formally associated with J. Tostrup. He was advanced from head designer to co-owner in 1884, after two years of study. Prytz purchased the entire company after Jacob Tostrup died in 1890, keeping the tradename. Read More →

A pair of chairs designed by Louis Sparre

He was born in Gravellona Lomellina, Italy. He was the son of Pehr Ambjรถrn Sparre af Sรถfdeborg (1828โ€“1921) and Teresita Adรจle Josefa Gaetana Barbavara (1844โ€“1867). His father had served as head of the banknote printing company for the Sveriges Riksbank. He spent his early childhood with his mother at Villa Teresita in Gravellona while his father was often on business trips.Read More →

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After the second world war, Jens Harald Quistgaard was apprenticed in the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in Copenhagen. He has experimented with various media such as wood, metal, glass, steel and ceramics. Ted Nierenberg, the founder of Dansk International, noticed him because of his distinctively Danish craft aesthetic.Read More →

Northern lights are a result of the collision of gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.ย  This palette I created from the deep and cosmic colours of a photo taken in Estonia. I have called it Aurora.Read More →

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Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the Twenty-First Century  By Judith Gura With more thanRead More →

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This celebrated Swedish design company and store was launched in Stockholm in 1924 by designer and entrepreneur Estrid Ericson and pewter designer Nils Fougstedt and, through its longโ€standing success in the export market, did much to promote Scandinavian design abroad. Read More →