Introduction to TEFAF Maastricht 2018 with Paul Jackson from Jackson Design Stockholm. On view March 10 - March 18, 2018
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For TEFAF Maastricht 2018, Jacksons presents a selection of furniture pieces that trace the legacy of the Nordic cabinetmaking tradition at the height of the twentieth century. Peder Moos (1906-1991), a regular contributor to the annual Danish Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibitions, set a new precedent of craftsmanship through the limited pieces that he made during his lifetime. Playing the role of both cabinetmaker and designer, Moos sourced his own raw materials and single-handedly crafted nearly all his made-to-order pieces at his workshop in Copenhagen. On display at TEFAF are several unique pieces by Moos, including a sideboard from 1942 from his own home and a rare “Museum Table” from 1968, which exemplifies his distinctive use of dowels and wedges to create contrasting wood inlays and joinery. The Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibitions also fostered important working relationships between cabinetmakers and architects. Several pieces at TEFAF from the 1950s embody this spirit of collaboration, such as a hanging cabinet by Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007), produced with Johannes Hansen (1903-1995), and a desk by Ejner Larsen (1917-1987) and Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000) that was made in close partnership with cabinetmaker Willy Beck.

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) and Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) harnessed the scarcity of natural light so distinct to the North in order to create innovative lighting designs that suggest an intimate contact with nature. Two lamps by Henningsen illustrate his theories around refracted light and color, including his “House of the Future Lamp”, which was designed and produced in only fifteen examples for the House of the Future Exhibition 1959. Similarly, his “Spiral” Ceiling Lamp was one of only five lamps produced for the Headquarters Assembly Hall, Danish Consumers Cooperative Society, Albertslund, in 1964. Industrial designer Paavo Tynell frequently collaborated with iconic architects such as Alvar Aalto through his company Oy Taito Ab, one of the first producers of light fixtures in Finland. On display at TEFAF is Tynell’s “Snowball” Chandelier from the 1950s, which was originally installed at the Restaurant Suurhokki in Helsinki. A special version of Aalto’s renowned “Hand Grenade” Lamps from 1952 is also on display, radiating light through one hundred brass rods.

Also featured at TEFAF are a pair of cast iron neoclassical side tables previously exhibited in 1923 by Carl Hörvik, and a playful side table that was originally shown by Axel Einar Hjorth at the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930.

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Paul and Carina Jackson opened their first gallery in 1981. Since then, they have built one of the most extensive collections of 20th-century Scandinavian and international vintage design. Celebrating over three decades in Stockholm, Jacksons has earned…


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Paul and Carina Jackson opened their first gallery in 1981. Since then, they have built one of the most extensive collections of 20th-century Scandinavian and international vintage design. Celebrating over three decades in Stockholm, Jacksons has earned a reputation of providing an unparalleled standard of quality and expertise in the field. Jacksons maintains a deep respect for natural patina and original wear, which is apparent in the unique character of our historic pieces.

Jacksons has participated in numerous international design fairs, such as Design Miami/Basel and Modernism New York. Paul Jackson has been part of the vetting team at both TEFAF Maastricht and Design Miami/Basel.

In 2007, Jacksons launched a satellite location in Berlin situated in the "Galerienhaus", alongside some of Europe's leading contemporary art galleries. Jacksons Berlin provides an expanded platform to experiment with exhibiting and re-invigorating historical design. The gallery seeks to mediate design history with thematic exhibitions, and to promote the work of some of the finest twentieth-century designers, architects, and artists working in furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, and textiles.

 

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