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MODERNTRIBUTE LOS ANGELES COLLAB NORWEGIANRAIN

A Elegant mix of High-End Norwegian fashion, Mid-Century environment provided by ModernTribute in collaboration with Designer T-Michael and Brand  Norwegianrain at HLorenzo´s store on Sunset Blvd Los Angeles. Late Nov to end Jan 2015. ModernTribute presented a selections of Norwegian Mid-Century pieces to compliment high-end Collection of Bergen based fashion designer T-Michael and Brand Norwegianrain in a successful conceptual PopUp started 19th of Nov 2015. The Norwegian pieces were well received by the Los Angeles crowd and went to savvy Californian Mid-Century Scandinavian Collectors.

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MIDCENTURY MODERN HERE TO STAY

When I was studying at Sotheby Educational Studies 25 years ago, Architect and Designer pieces where hardly seen at auction houses. Some, maybe, would pop up on very selective Art sales with an attitude, mainly by eminent architects like Mies Van der Rohe or Franck lloyd Wright.

Pieces by lesser known designers and architects and manufactured mainstream furniture would not be considered. Vintage Danish design design was in a sleeping mode, and Space age was in the stratosphere. 

Today most auction houses lists includes a large proportion of furniture and artefacts from the 20th Century. Contemporary Interior Decorating, shows a vivid interest in 20th century pieces, and architect and design pieces are vastly being integrated into public and private interiors.

Some pieces are now considered “20th century antiques ” and are highly collectable.

Salvaging and collecting quality items from our retrospective past has become a noble passion and life style for some, of which I am a part of. 

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EDVIN HELSETH AND THE TRYBO SERIES

Designed by Edvin Helseth in 1966 the Trybo Series, manufactured to fit into a Cabin model of the same name shows the result of an ingenious collaboration between Designer and wood mill Stange bruk. 

Stripped down, straight forward design using standard wood measures, peg joints and flat packing formats reflects the popularity of a growing market for Modern furniture of that period.