A dining table by Denmark’s late Peder Moos has broken the world auction record for a piece of Nordic layout, selling for in excess of £600,000.
The one-off table was offered as portion of London auction residence Phillips’ October layout and Nordic style auctions, which resulted in a total of £5.2 million income.
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Moos’ dining table was designed in 1952 for the Villa Aubertin in Nakskov, Denmark, and features thin curved legs supported by wing-shaped braces. It attained much more than four occasions its pre-sale estimate, reaching £602,500 to surpass the planet record.
The record was previously held by Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl’s 1949 Chieftain armchair, which sold for £422,500 in 2013. Till now, the highest offering Moos piece was a 1956 cabinet, which sold in 2014 for £106,297.
Moos was educated as a cabinetmaker and later studied at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Apart from a trolley and a coffee table produced by Fritz Hansen, he created all of his furniture himself. Moos’ perform – which was predominantly produced in wood – has been exhibited in Stockholm, the Hague and New York’s Museum of Modern day Artwork (MoMA).
“In our Design and Nordic Style revenue we saw a discerning marketplace led by fantastic connoisseurs and collectors, selecting works by established, mid-century designers,” explained Alexander Payne, head of layout at Phillips.
Barbro Nilsson rug
Earlier this year, the auction residence broke one more globe record – Australian designer Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge stored its title as the world’s most pricey design and style object right after selling for a lot more than £2 million.
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Phillips has also held auctions for furniture developed by Ross Lovegrove and a paper teahouse by architect Shigeru Ban.
Lucie Rie bowl
Pieces from British ceramicist Lucie Rie and artist Peter Collingwood broke person data, with Rie’s footed bowl achieving £68,500 and Collingwood’s Macrogauze wall hanging offering for £22,500.
Pould Henningson spiral light
Other top Nordic sellers incorporated Barbro Nilsson’s 1940s Gyllenrutan, blå rug, Hans J Wegner’s set of 10 Cowhorn chairs and Dolphin folding armchair, and Pould Henningsen’s spiral ceiling light all of which achieved far more than £50,000 each.