Swedish Modern at Bukowskis Modern Art + Design Sale

Viewing May 9th–14th at Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11–18, Sat–Sun kl 11–17
Auction May 15th from 10AM at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm. Read more about the sale >


In Sweden, the early 1930s functionalist movement's primary goal was to create a good environment for the modern people. Alongside with the discussion among the scholars, the crafts industry and the Swedish furniture manufacturing companies gradually developed into something new.

Eventually it gave the result that the program declaration from the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition did not only become a theory but a reality for more and more people. From the early 1940s, Swedish homes and interiors were adapted to a more modern way of life and living. The Swedish modernism, often described as a bit softer and perhaps more humanistic form of modernism, which among other things was shown both in Paris 1937, and two years later in New York in 1939, has come to be called Swedish Modern. The emphasis was on developing utilitarian wares and works of art for everyday use, combined with an innovative design. During the 1940s it was yet again in the production of luxury wares that most of the innovative ideas appeared.

The new way of creating cosy and comfortable interiors that emerged in Sweden during the late 1930s and 1940s is something that characterizes the Scandinavian way of furnishing even today. Examples of designers and architects working within Swedish Modern are Bruno Mathsson, GA-Berg, Elias Svedberg, Carl-Axel Acking, Carl Malmsten and not least Josef Frank. With a few words, Swedish Modern is regarded as a softer and more pleasant form of modernism.

233. Ulla Fogelklou-Skogh, a Swedish Modern table, 1930's-40's.
Hammer price 
28 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 15 000 SEK
237. Otto Schulz, a pair of upholstered easy chairs, Boet, 1940's.
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
242. Harald Elof Notini, three ceiling lamps for Böhlmarks, Sweden 1930's.
Hammer price 
20 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
248. Harald Elof Notini, a ceiling lamp for Böhlmarks, Sweden 1930-40's.
Hammer price 
11 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
249. Harald Elof Notini, a floor lamp by Böhlmarks, Sweden 1940's.
Hammer price 
22 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
250. AB Elsa Gullberg, a Swedish Modern easy chair, 1930's-40's.
Hammer price 
28 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
255. Otto Schulz, two easy chairs for Boet, Gothenburg 1940's.
Hammer price 
42 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
258. Two Swedish Modern floor lamps, 1940's-50's.
Hammer price 
30 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
260. Flygsfors Glasbruk, a glass terrestial globe, Sweden, 1950's.
Hammer price 
44 000 SEK
Estimate 
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
261. A Swedish Modern travertine top coffee table, mid 20th century.
Hammer price 
11 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
262. A Swedish Modern sideboard, 1940's.
Hammer price 
40 500 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
264. Boréns Lampfabrik, a brass floor light, Sweden 1940-50's.
Hammer price 
15 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
266. Carl Cederholm, an easy chair by Stil & Form, Sweden 1940's.
Hammer price 
11 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
267. Carl Cederholm, an easy chair by Stil & Form, Sweden 1940's.
Hammer price 
10 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
268. A Swedish Modern brass ceiling lamp, 1940-50's.
Hammer price 
9 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
272. Carl-Axel Acking, a Swedish Modern ceiling lamp, 1950´s.
Hammer price 
12 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
282. A Swedish Modern brass framed wall mirror, 1930's-40's.
Hammer price 
44 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
286. A set of three Swedish Modern wall lamps, 1940's.
Hammer price 
28 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 - 20 000 SEK

Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 31
Camilla Behrer
Stockholm
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 19
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 12