The Last Thing That You Acquired #41.
Mismatched cabinets make me think "Droog Design". It looks good.
The cookware by Dansk, Copco, Iitala and others is 100% form and function. Congratulations.
The Kaj Franck enamel roasting pan with cover for Finel Finland and other items from this line are worth investigating.
I appreciate you collection.
I got rid of some early Købenstyle pots that were all enameled steel because the bottoms heat unevenly and it's too easy to burn food in them. Later they made them with clad bottoms but I went with Copco in the end.
If someone gave me one of the cylindrical Købenstyle pitchers, though---I would jump for joy! I love those.
The other thing is the relative fragility of enameled steel. I was forever worrying about chips and flakes on my watch. They are beautiful, though. No doubt about that.
I purchased the Seppo Mallat enamel stock pot with cover for Wärtsilä Arabia Finel today at Goodwill for $2.92. I have identified this piece from others on-line. Should any contributors have any other suggestions as to the designer and manufacturer I would be grateful for the information.
I did see that documentary. Perhaps a dedicated* thread could be started for design related documentaries, as so many of the links and suggestions to such get buried into the daily chat. I like 'em. I do.
*this means no snappies or horseplay.
just a thought, and many thanks,
Thanks niceguy. Tejo Remy is one of my contemporary design heroes and source of inspiration in terms of making something from nothing or scavenging for others dicarded unwanted stuff.
I keep everything in the house mismatched because I never know what's coming in next and you are right the Kaj Frank stuff are wothwhile. We have some of the salad bowls and serving bowls by him from Arabia Finland.
Also worthwhile are the enamelled cookware from Norway by Catherine Holm. Keep the dansk Kobenstyle enamel (and others) for light cooking (or serving) and use the real work horse like the classic Revere or similar s/s cookware for hardcore cooking.
Also niceguy you might want to check out one of those Taschen books (50's, 60's, 70's etc.) if I remeber right, that cookware by Finel might be in one of those (possibly, it's been a while since I opened one of those books). Nice find.
Mark, you should start that documentary thread.
Oh, and I wanted to share some quick pics of our Veteran's Day find:
Eames ESU desk with three drawers in black, blue, and yellow. Purchased from the son of the original owner. Sold in Berkeley, CA c. 1958.
The top it missing, but that problem is for another day. I'll post better pics in a new thread at some point in the future.
I couldn't resist this brutalist beast. Rather rough on the hands. 2 Bandaids. And if you look way down in guest parking, you'll see my bad-ass station wagon that brought it home (white/panorama roof). I drove slow and wore a simple pair of pink shorts. I have a special place to hang it. I'm special. Be my friend. Yes.
Speaking of enamelware, My father just picked up a large set of Waterford Colorcast for me. I have a decent size collection of vintage enamel (Dansk Kobenstyle, Anker Line, Le Creuset La Mama, Cathrineholm, Finel, and Rosenlew). Am curious to see how the Waterford stacks up. I think the pans with the square wood handles are very cool looking.