A few days ago ended Bukowski and Sweden’s first dedicated auction, primarily for Nordic design. New customers, modern silver jewelry and high prices for unique items from all decades are some notable changes in the auction market’s hottest areas.
Uno Ahrens unique chair with bright red, shiny leather, Theselius El Dorado (2002) and Hans J Wegner’s extraordinary Flag Halyard from the fifties, can be said to stand for an observable sign of the times. Ahrens cocky chair, which saw the light of day back in 1930, was sold for 80 000, Wegner’s rope-and-steel armchair got the final price of 147 000, while Theselius more contemporary piece of gold was sold for 191 000 SEK, a record for this model. The special is prone.
“During an unusually long period, we have seen a sustained interest in a specific category, namely furniture with strong links to the Stockholm Exhibition, where Axel Einar Hjorth is the star. Still admired his incredible production worldwide, but now he shares space with a variety of other trends ” says Eva Seeman, Director of Craft and Design.
Summary and analysis – sign of the times