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Arne Jacobsen for your Office

Written by Christopher Alm • May 2nd, 2008
Arne Jacobsen for your Office

Spring is officially here in Scandinavia, a good time to enjoy something new (or old). Warm colors, international design and clean lines are all trademarks of Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen.

If you are in the process or remodeling or thinking about it here are some personal favorites of mine available to buy from Hivemodern.com.

Source Hive Modern   

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Charles

    Gotta love Scandinavian style. Around here in Bakersfield, it’s actually possible to find vintage things in thrift stores and because no one values them, we buy for cheap! Their loss. Of course, our champagne tastes on a beer budget means that Ikea is more our speed for Scandinavian knock offs.

  • THXjay

    Love those chairs ;)

    I hope you’re working on volume 4 of your Space-Age Lounge compilations, I’ve listened to the first three about a hundred times…..Incredible collections, perfectly compiled!


  • Chris

    Bakersfield sounds like a great place. I would have thought it was the other way around, Scandinavian vintage design is really expensive in California? Would love some egg chairs my self hehe.

    thxjay: I am working on a few new compilations, three to be exact. The first one is almost done, just need to mix the songs. Expect a release within a week or two. Oh yeah, it’s not Space Age 4, but that is also in the pipe *caugh caugh* ;-)

  • THXjay


    I’m swivelling around in my chair with exitement :)

    Thanks Chris, looking forward to them :)

  • Chris

    Your compilations are very nice too thxjay! I definitely need to download more of them. Love the covers too, consistent, realistic and elegant looking. Keep it up!

  • Charles

    Mid-century modern anything in Bakersfield is pretty much considered trash so when people have older relatives that die, they donate the “trash” to thrift stores so claim a charitable donation. If this “trash” were in LA or San Fran it would be sky high in its price. Bakersfield is kind of a place where people’s taste is entirely in their mouths. They tend to go after antiques much older to prove that they know something about antiques. One of the antique stores is now co-owned by a dapper European guy and his wife and he has clued in that my wife and I are into MCM, but he also gets that we are not a bottomless money pit either.

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