Mar 28, 2010

The Swedish Room

[All pictures: The Swedish Room]

The Swedish Room was the first agent introducing a wholesale-concept of Gustavian lifestyle in the Netherlands. It´s the company of Colette Peek, which offers a wide range of beautiful products, not only in classic, but also in modern style. With a focus on quality and authenticity, elegance and beauty: furniture, fabrics, lighting, tableware aso. Soon her new webshop will be opened: Nordic Blends.

For their collection of Authentic fabrics the company worked together with Lars Sjöberg, the man behind the Gustavian collection at Ikea. This Ikea collection was assembled with his help, being a curator at the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. With his wife, Ursula, Mr. Sjoberg wrote "The Swedish Room" (Pantheon, 1994), the current bible of the style.

GUSTAVIAN  (1111-1809)
The Gustavian era stretched from the reign of Gustav II (1771-92) and his son Gustav IV Adolf (1792-1809) during which time Sweden was greatly inspired by French manners and taste. The generous elegant lines of the Rococo became more geometric in their Gustavian development. Straighter lines allowed ´ebenists´ or cabinet makers like Georg Haupt and Gottlieb Iwerson to use more intarsia inlays. Their chests of drawers fetch enormous prices at auctions today. Other masters from this era are Jonas Hultsten, G.A. Ditzinger, Nils Petter Stenström, Anders Lundelius, Fredrik Scholin, Karl Fredrik Ekström to name just a few.

Links:
Authentic Historical Collection
Country & Estate Collection
Allinwood Swedish Furniture

More links on Swedish furniture:
Broers & Broers NL
In de Nije Poorte NL
Gustavian GB
The Swedish Chair GB
Scandicasa Interiors B
Odehof B
The Old & The Beautiful B
White Sense by Martine Colliander S

7 comments:

Greet said...

Thank you for all the links! Great post!
xx
Greet

Razmataz said...

Gorgeous., Thank you for the introduction.


Chania

lesfifoles said...

I really like your blog and always learn here a lot of great things! Thanks!

A bientôt. Anne

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Liebe Marjolijn,
wunder wunderschöne Bilder vom schwedischen Einrichtungsstil... da muss ich gleich mal weiter stöbern, vielen Dank für die Tips...
Noch zu Deiner Frage: den Volant fürs Bett habe ich aus den alten Bettlaken, die ich von meiner Tante geschenkt bekommen habe, selbst genäht, ging viel einfacher als ich zunächst gedacht hatte!
Liebe Grüße und Dir und Deiner Familie auch schöne Ostertage...
Herzliche Grüße
Bine
(es scheint sorgar momentan die Sonne in D'dorf, aber für Ostern ist schlechtes Wetter angesagt...)

vosges paris said...

ik ben weg van die moderne chandeliers.. het eeuwige gevecht tussen deze stijl en stoer industrieel bastst weer los ;)

Ik ben benieuwd wat de NOrdic Blends gaat worden ;)

jade said...

Liebste Marjolijn,
dir und all deinen Lieben ein fröhliches und gesegnetes Osterfest!!!!! Und ich werde noch ein wenig bei dir stöbern......ich bin ganz begeistert von dem Bericht über das B&B........was für ein wundervoller Ort - es sieht einfach himmlisch aus!!! Vielen Dank, für all die Inspiration und

allerliebste Grüße, herzlichst Jade

Noel Solomon said...

Your blog is simple beautiful~

Best,
Noel