THE END OF HISTORY
An archive of news and design ideas from the mid-century modern furnishing experts of Manhattan's The End of History.
Friday, November 16, 2012
With the rich treasure trove that has just arrived from Scandinavia, how was I to choose an item for this blog entry? I decided to go with rarity as well as an oddity. Designed in Sweden by A. Anderssonand decorated by Birger Larssonfor Wallåkra (incised AWA) in the early 40s is this almost lunar looking vase. It has the most intriguing glaze reminiscent of bubbling tar in a kind of gunmetal grey color and a surface puckered everywhere like little starbursts and peppered with erratic eruptions. The scale is monumental, as wide as it is tall at 13" x 13". This is a wow-factor Wallåkra vase for the ages.
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There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog often... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!