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Elle Decoration

Mid-20th-century Scandi smorgasbord
Despite being founded in 1998 by Scotsman Andrew Duncanson, Stockholm store Modernity specializes in 20th-century Scandi design classics, with a jaw-dropping selection and gallery-level prices to match. Now in larger premises, the store mixes big names like Hans J Wegner and Poul Kjaerholm with surprising, less familiar pieces, such as a rare wooden giraffe figure by Kay Bojesen for Rosendahl, Stig Lindberg’s pastel-hued, textured voluptuous Fiftes pots.

The other galleries mentioned:
Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Milan), Vincon (Barcelona), The Frozen Fountain (Amsterdam), Moma Design Store, SoHo (New York), The Future Perfect (New York), Lawson-Fenning (Los Angeles), Driade (Milan), Chee Soon & Fitzgerald (Sidney), Caravane (Paris), Mint (London), Svenskt Tenn (Stockholm), Blanc d’Ivoire (Paris), Moss (New York).