Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bassett Aragon Contour

I finally spoke with Bassett the other day and they were kind enough to email me the original brochure to my Bassett Contour bedroom set with Aragon wood. This brochure is awesome and I found out that the set was made to mimic high class Danish design.

I'm trying to complete this set, but I never see these pieces anywhere! I was lucky enough to run across the long dresser in MD a few months back. So far I have obtain everything in the picture except for the bed.

I'm hoping to find the bed, desk and serving cart. If anyone has seen these pieces please contact me!

Kodawood Furniture Mystery

I have just added to my collection of Kodawood Chairs bringing my Kodawood collection up to 6 chairs. I own 4 without arms and 2 with arms. My 4 newest black ones are shown above.

These chairs are remarkably beautifully crafted and have been rumoured to be designed by the famous Finn Juhl. However, I have found no creditable information to back up this claim as Finn Juhl only designed for danish companies. These designs are more similar to a mix between Elias Barup and Koford Larsen and are known for their "floating seat" design.

2 local collectors in the past have even claimed that these pieces were danish made, but the label clearly states that they were manufactured in Miami Florida in the late 60's. When I originally stumbled onto my first two Kodawood chairs over a year ago the original owner claimed they were part of a dinning room table set. Though these chairs sit very low and are a bit sloped not making for an ideal table setting.

Kodawood furniture remains a bit of an Internet mystery as I can find little to no information on the company. The chairs also very rarely show up on Ebay or anywhere else. I have seen 4 Kodawood types so far in this style, Rocker, Tandem, Arms and Armless.

I hope to find more information and more chairs in the future!