Wednesday, 18 November 2015

From Finland to Dulwich Modern Show

L-R GA3 Teapot by Ulla Procopé; Fish Trivet/Chopping Board/Cheeseboard by Kaarina Aho; 'Mushroom Bowl', graphics by Esteri Tomula, bowl shape by Kaj Franck. All 1960s original from Arabia, Finland.

Hi everyone.

Three more days and it's Dulwich Midcentury Modern Show once again.
Today, I've been mainly packing items and it suddenly occurred to me that I was handling timeless, iconic pieces which are intrinsically related. The designers of these items all used to work together in the same factory, same office, same team and I can just imagine them now huddled up working on their next project in the 1950s-1960s. Team Kaj Franck participated in all design competitions held in Europe and in the USA with great results.

L-R Ulla Procopé, Kaj Franck, Esteri Tomula; no photo Kaarina Aho. Photo credit Wikipedia

Finland, as part of Nordic countries practicing Scandinavian design, has produced many influential designers. Scandinavian design conveys simple beauty inspired by nature and items needed to be accessible to all. It is our aim as traders of mid-20th century Nordic homewares to share that passion and life motto with you: good design is not exclusive. It is for everybody.


See you all at our stall, Alex Drake Vintage, Lower Hall, Dulwich.

Last minute discount tickets can be found here:


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