Mid-Century Finnish Furniture

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Mangrove, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    I digitised a few photographs from 1959-1960 "Asko" magazines by Finnish ASKO company.

    1. Table and couches by Jussi Peippo, shelf by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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    2. Couch by Olli Berg, table by Eric Johann and armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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    3. Table by Eric Johann, couch and armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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    4. The white chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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    5. Oak tables by Eric Johann, couch by Jussi Peippo.

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  2. dh66

    dh66

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    Great stuff!! Thanks for sharing these.
     
  3. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    A couple more from the same years as the previous ones.

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  4. dh66

    dh66

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    I sure like that wall unit in the first photo!

    Hope there's plenty more where these came from.
     
  5. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    There were several Finnish manufacturers of modular shelving during the 1950s and 1960s. Here is an advertisement by one of manufacturers, showing similar metal shelving as in the colour photograph. The metal parts were painted black, the shelves and cabinets were either birch, mahogany or elm. Teak was also used by some.

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  6. dh66

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    Yes, that one is great also. I would really like to upgrade the bookshelves in our library with something like that. Maybe one day. All I need is the $$$$.
     
  7. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Absolutely amazing.
    Simple, clean-cut and.. yes, I'm thinkng about having something like that - THAT would not make my tiny living room feel like a cave. :D

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    That, too.. where can I get some? :D
     
  8. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    Shelving from the turn of the 1950s and 1960s are not that expensive in Finland, one like in the black and white photograph made out of teak might fetch around 100 € or a bit more.
     
  9. dh66

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    Wow!!! Something like that would easily run 4 or 5 times that, or even more, here in the States.
     
  10. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Hmmm.. now, THAT does not soud so scary...
     
  11. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    Some kitchen stuff from the end of the 1950s.

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  12. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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  13. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    Blue as a wall colour seems to have been popular for a few years in Finland during the late 1950s to the early 1960s.

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    Flooring is made out of heartwood of Scots pine.

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  14. dh66

    dh66

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    That floor looks great. The carpet is very nice too.
    That is a very nice shade of blue. Fairly popular hue here during that time as well.

    I really enjoyed the videos too, even though I don't savvy much Finnish. (None, truthfully)
    All this stuff is great!
     
  15. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    The Story of a Wallpaper Factory (2005). Besides showing interesting vintage wallpapers manufactured by a Finnish factory founded in 1930, this short film also includes a clip from 1961 Fair held in Helsinki. The clip starts from 3:43. The factory has website at http://www.tapettitehdas.fi/ (only in Finnish, click "mallisto" for different wallpapers).
     
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  16. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I like this style but I'm old enough to remember people being embarrassed by this style and throwing it out, giving it to thrift shops or painting it black. Ah, the 80"s and 90's. Now this stuff costs a packet and hipsters love it. Or did last time I checked.
     
  17. Panadora

    Panadora Practically Family

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    Guess that I need to find the right hipster ;)

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  18. dh66

    dh66

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    I'm hip to these chairs!
     
  19. Panadora

    Panadora Practically Family

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    If it hadn't been for the pond ...
    BTW they are actaully quite useless except for kids and pets


    All the kichen stuff above reminds me of this Norwegian movie

    [video=youtube;sKYyHJFxmVA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKYyHJFxmVA[/video]

    Here is the hole movie with or without Spanish subtittles
     
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  20. Mangrove

    Mangrove One of the Regulars

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    Credenzas, tables and chairs from various Finnish magazines between 1961 and 1963.

    "Tectonia" series by Jussi Peippo. Made out of teak.

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    Designs by Oy Lappilan Puusepät, made out of mahogany, elm, teak and oak.

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    Designs by Epeda Oy, made out of mahogany and oak.

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