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Byron & Gómez exclusive for Foster & Gane

13 September 2016

We are thrilled to be launching an exclusive edition of outstanding pieces by Byron & Gómez, two furniture designer-makers of exceptional talent. The Penumbra Sideboard, the Round-about Table and their gem-like jewellery boxes demonstrate their skills of the highest standards of craftsmanship and are now available exclusively through the Foster & Gane website or to view by appointment. Byron &...

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A diminutive pearwood occasional chair with turned legs and splayed feet. The padded back and upholstered seat in its original velvet.

06 June 2016

A diminutive pearwood occasional chair with turned legs and splayed feet. The padded back and upholstered seat in its original velvet. Denmark, c. 1868 With a Friederiksborg Lottery brass badge to the underside and a maker's label numbered and dated 1868. In 1859, the Friederiksborg Castle suffered a huge fire devastating the majority of the building. In an effort to raise funds to...

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Axel Einar Hjorth (1888 – 1959) – A design revolutionary

17 March 2016

A maverick in an environment driven largely by conformity, Hjorth bucked the trend in Swedish design. He played with classic principles to produce something fresh and unexpected, rebelling against the established tastemakers, and lauded by leading authorities on international design. As Chief Designer at Nordiska Kompaniet between 1927 and 1938 (the most prestigious design post in Sweden during the interwar...

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Jean Perzel - Lighting extraordinaire

03 March 2016

Jean Perzel was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1892. At the age of 16, he left Germany to travel through Europe, getting jobs along the way in design workshops where he was exposed to the techniques and influential styles of craftsmen in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy and finally France where he lived from 1910. Perzel joined the Foreign Legion when war...

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