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I found the little vase on the left on the Flea Market in the veemarkt in Utrecht last sunday, and immediately wanted to have it so I could add it to my collection of Scandinavian Mid Century Modern glass. It’s made by a company called Aseda. (Which I had never heard of before) and apparently they are from Sweden. I love that it still has it’s original label. It doesn’t really show in the picture, but it is shaped like bamboo! The other vases are by Riihimaki from Finland.

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Muirside Font / HypeForType Exclusive / Designed by Steven Bonner

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Muirside Font / HypeForType Exclusive / Designed by Steven Bonner

Muirside designed by Steven Bonner.

Muirside is a contemporary and clean stencil font based on type originally drawn for a poster design inspired by bicycle frame shapes. Now it’s been expanded into a full set using classic American geometric proportions with a range of alternates and is a great way to add cool personality to display work.

Exclusive only at HypeForType: Muirside designed by Steven Bonner

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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

Architect: Klas Anshelm
Built in: 1974
Client: Malmö kommuns fastighetsnämnd

Malmö Konsthall was opened in 1975 and is one of Europe’s largest exhibition halls for contemporary art. Architect Klas Anshelm has created an exhibition hall with great flexibility, generous space and fantastic light. The construction materials are light and simple: concrete, glass, wood and aluminum. Most of the gallery has a ceiling constructed like a latticework of 550 domes with both natural and artificial light sources. The height of the ceiling varies. The light well – with the higher ceiling – has a big sloping skylight towards the north. Klas Anshelm got inspiration for the construction when visiting the sculptor Constantin Brancusi in his Paris studio. The result is a gallery that is both functional and aesthetic.

Source: Malmö Konsthall

The gallery ceiling consists mainly of 528 skylights. To develop the shape and construction of these became an important part of the project. The idea was born back in 1960 for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice. Large models and many studies would be required before Klas Anshelm would be happy with the results.

The pictures were taken during the Gerhard Nordström and Francisco Goya exhibition…

Malmö Konsthall was awarded the Kasper Salin-prize for best architecture in 1974 by The Swedish Association of Architects.

The Kasper Salin Prize (Swedish Kasper Salinpriset) is a prize awarded annually by the Swedish Association of Architects to a Swedish building or building project "of high architectural standard". It has been awarded since 1962 and was founded with money from a donation by the city architect of Stockholm Kasper Salin (1856-1919). It is considered the most prestigious architectural prize in Sweden.

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Sculptural glass wall by Erik Höglund

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Sculptural glass wall by Erik Höglund

Artist: Erik Höglund

Erik Höglund, (1932-1998) was a Swedish sculptor, painter, graphic artist and glass designer. He was a designer at Boda glassworks between 1953 and 1973. Erik Höglund came to change Swedish art glass manufacturing by introducing new ideas. His appropriation of terms including engravings, colors and earthy, asymmetrical lines were successful in foreign markets. He cooperated later with other glassworks, such Pukeberg, Lindshammar and Strömbergshyttan.

This is a part of a Sculptural glass wall by Erik Höglund at the Landskrona Art Gallery.

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