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Featured Home: Markus Lindsjö

Markus Lindsjö lives in this wonderful apartment in Linköping, a town in SouthEast Sweden. He's a 25 year old graphic designer working at an advertising agency, and has interest in many kinds of design. He collects design and art items from the 20th century. His apartment, a small attic (2 rooms and a kitchen), is more like a showroom for his items and furniture. He's got the same problem that most collectors and dealers of modern design have: a desire to have lots of open space around him, but a love of objects that fills that space up. Someday he hopes to have a bigger home.

For as long as he can remember, he's had an interest in art and design. This term he will take his Bachelor exam at Linköping University in Art History and Visual Communication. He used to be of the opinion that art/design was a very expensive luxury, and though it can be, he's learned that it does not have to be. About 1 1/2 years ago, he discovered that for the same price as two chairs from IKEA, he could buy two "classics". Ok, it required more work to find the objects, but he didnīt see the hunting as something boring... Most of his items were designed by Nordic designers (most of them were modernist architects).

Below are some photos of Markus' interior with a description of the items. Enjoy the virtual tour!

An egg chair and lamp, both by Arne Jacobsen.

The chair is a model 3107, designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen. The writing desk is designed by Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll International. The poster on the wall is from H55 - an architect exhibition that took place in Helsingborg, Sweden, 1955. The phone is the classic Ericophone, designed from 1953-55 by Lysell & Thales for Ericsson.

To the left: The picture is a lithograph by the modernist artist Olle Baertling, a picture that he is really proud of and enjoys! To the right: Two Swan chairs, designed by Arne Jacobsen, and a coffee table in teak to match. The lamp is called PH4, designed by Poul Henningsen. The couch is the classic LC3 in leather, designed by Le Corbusier.

Same items plus a Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia (the chair that woke up his interest for modern furniture design)

Close up picture of the PH4 and the wiew from the window. Diamond Chair.

To the left: 3107 chairs by Arne Jacobsen, a danish table from 1950. The vase is the wonderful Savoy Vase, designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Iittala. The lamp is a PH5 by Poul Henningsen. To the right: The Savoy Vase and some pieces of his beloved SpisaRibb porcelain dinnerware by Stig Lindberg.

to the left: Pots from the swedish Royal designer Sigvard Bernadotte. To the right: A pair of salad servers designed by Arne Jacobsen.

To the left: A lamp called Flower Pot, designed by Verner Panton. To the right: The classic String shelf by Nisse Strinning.

To the left: Working Chair (Eva) by Bruno Mathsson. In the middle: Diamond Chair and a poster from The Stockholm Exhibition 1930 (The event when modernist architecture was introduced in Sweden) To the right: A Swan chair.

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