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by habituallychic

10 . 26 . 10
My friends and I immediately fell in love with this orange Swedish Grace period Greek key and gilt bed in the H.M. Luther booth at The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show last Friday.  If we could have afforded it, I’m sure we would have all fought over it.  It’s perfection.  It was made around 1929 by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompanient.  Apparently Axel was a leading Swedish designer in the first half of the 20th-century.  The H.M. Luther website states that “his pieces of furniture for the Nordiska Kompanient were characterized by craftsmanship of high quality and advanced combinations of material. The furniture was manufactured for a financially strong clientele with modern demands.”  I’d mix it in a room with abstract art, 18th-century French chairs, and 1970’s bedside tables.  What would you do with it? 

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  1. Laura Trevey October 26, 2010 | 5:53 pm

    I can see why… it’s fabulous!!

  2. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ October 26, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    make it a headboard!

    *kiss kiss*

    PS – spreading the word – come one come all and
    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

  3. La Maison Fou October 26, 2010 | 6:26 pm

    I am thinking a little gray linen, crisp white sheets and some orange monogrammed pillows with a dash of B & W …..probably a splash of gold would be needed too!
    Great item.


  4. Shorely Chic October 26, 2010 | 7:04 pm

    I love how it is everything ‘now’ – Greek Key and Orange, but antique – funny how timelessness style can be.

    Guest room downstairs for all my guests to see!

  5. Modern Country Lady October 26, 2010 | 7:24 pm

    Some Biedemeier and Mies de Rohe-furniture to go with it and then I would like a Frank LLoyd Wright House to put it all in—– OK,OK, I can dream!!

  6. Acquired Objects October 26, 2010 | 7:46 pm

    Be still my heart, it’s orange love!

  7. Jane K. Schott October 27, 2010 | 1:54 am


  8. Amanda Swann October 27, 2010 | 6:25 am

    Oooooh. I love very much. Oh to have a million dollars right?

    The Cheeky Cafe

  9. Luciane From HomeBunch.com October 27, 2010 | 1:35 pm

    Heather, I get a feeling you favorite color is orange. Am I right?
    It’s also one of mine too. 🙂

    About the piece; well… BRAVO!

    Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

  10. LiveLikeYou October 27, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    That’s the coolest bed I’ve ever seen!! If you ever in Stockholm check out Bukowski’s auction for other amazing pieces.

  11. janfaw October 27, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    The bed is so cool and unique. I can’t help but thinking whether there will ever come a time when once again we might have such skilled furniture makers. For one things it takes good workmanship and good taste. Often times when I’ve hired help,(electric, tile layers, curtains) they have the skills but no ideas. I guess Axel had both.

    I think you should own it and show us your ideas. Think of all the hours you’d use it. Doesn’t it seem worth it?

  12. jones October 27, 2010 | 3:49 pm

    I love your proposed mix–I’ll lend you the gilt chairs. The bed is Deco perfection–I’m pulled by the vibrant, yet subdued color. Mary

  13. Melissa G. Allen October 27, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    That is an AMAZING bed. Thanks for sharing. I must admit that I don’t usually post comments on blogs, but this is so worth an applause!