[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.
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.
Authentic Historical Collection
Country & Estate Collection
Allinwood Swedish Furniture
More links on Swedish furniture:
Broers & Broers NL
In de Nije Poorte NL
The Swedish Chair GB
Scandicasa Interiors B
The Old & The Beautiful B
White Sense by Martine Colliander S