Modernity exhibits at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Modernity is among the 93 international galleries to be part of the very first spring edition of TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory, from the 4th to the 8th of May, 2017.

Two exceptional pieces are among our highlights for the occasion and both are Danish. First a hand-carved daybed by master cabinetmaker Kaare Klint. This very example was made in Cuban mahogany for Danish painter Albert Naur in 1917. Another one was also manufactured in burl oak for the archeologist Poul Nörlund. Only two examples of this daybed were ever made.
Our second highlight is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, the Chieftain chair, designed in 1949 and representing the peak of the acclaimed Danish designer’s career.
Also on display at Modernity’s stand are two beautiful examples of Paimio chairs designed in the early 1930’s by Finland’s most famous designer, Alvar Aalto. Both examples were used in the nurses’ private living areas at the Paimio sanatorium in Finland.

Last but not least, we are showing an exquisite collection of Swedish designs dating from the 1920’s and 1930’s, when Swedish Grace was one of the most admired styles both in Europe and in the United States.

It would be a great pleasure to welcome you to our booth and let you discover these Nordic design gems. Welcome!