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Peter Astrom "Nature 1" Painting
By Peter Astrom
Located in New York, NY
"Nature 1" by Peter Astrom, Swedish abstract expressionist painter. Acrylic paint and modelling paste on Arche paper Measures: Height 30 in x Width 22 inches, unframed.  
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic, Paint, Paper

  • Peter Astrom "Nature 1" Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 1" Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 1" Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 1" Painting
H 30 in. W 223 in. D .1 in.
Peter Astrom "Nature 2" Painting
By Peter Astrom
Located in New York, NY
.Nature #2, Swedish Abstract expressionist painting by Peter Astrom, c. 1994 Gotland, Sweden. Acrylic paint and modeling paste on Arche paper, signed lower right edge. Measures...
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paint, Paper

  • Peter Astrom "Nature 2"  Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 2"  Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 2"  Painting
  • Peter Astrom "Nature 2"  Painting
H 30 in. W 22 in. D .1 in.
Peter Astrom "Sea Foam" Swedish Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Peter Astrom
Located in New York, NY
"Fruit Bowl" acrylic on canvas, by Swedish abstract expressionist painter Peter Astrom, b. 1946. The monumental painting measures 5' x 5' , canvas is stretched on wood stretcher, un...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

Peter Astrom "Sea Creature 2" Swedish Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in New York, NY
Original Peter Astrom abstract expressionist painting entitled: Sea Creature #2 Acrylic paint and modelling paste on Arche paper H 30 in x W 22 in, Unframed Signed Peter Astrom lo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Clay, Paper

"Midsummer Blue" Swedish Abstract Expressionist Painting by Peter Astrom, 2006
By Peter Astrom
Located in New York, NY
"Midsummer Blue", Swedish abstract expressionist watercolour collage painting on paper. Framed in white lacquered wood frame, measuring 41" length x 29.25" width x 1.25" depth. Pa...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Peter Astrom "Sea Ceature #1" Acrylic Swedish Abstract Expressionist Painting
Located in New York, NY
Original Peter Astrom abstract expressionist painting entitled: Sea Creature #1 Acrylic paint and modelling paste on Arche paper H 30 in x W 22 in, Unframed Signed Peter Astrom low...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

"The Bird Nest I" Abstract Expressionist Collage by Peter Astrom
Located in New York, NY
Peter Astrom abstract expressionist paper collage entitled "The Bird Nest #1. Crafted with Japanese rice paper on Arche paper. Created in 1990 in the artist's Water Street studio in...
Category

Late 20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Peter Astrom "Bird's Nest #2" Swedish Abstract Expressionist Collage 1990
Located in New York, NY
Peter Astrom abstract expressionist paper collage entitled, " Bird's Nest #2" Realized in 1990 in the artist's Water Street studio in New York City. Swedish born Astrom has lived a...
Category

Late 20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

Finding the Right Wall Decorations for You

An empty wall in your home is a blank canvas, and that’s good news. Whether you’ve chosen to arrange a collage of paintings in a hallway or carefully position a handful of wall-mounted sculptures in your dining room, there are a lot of options for beautifying your space with the antique and vintage wall decor and decorations available on 1stDibs.

If you’re seeking inspiration for your wall decor, we’ve got some ideas (and we can show you how to arrange wall art, too).

“I recommend leaving enough space above the piece of furniture to allow for usable workspace and to protect the art from other items damaging it,” says Susana Simonpietri, of Brooklyn home design studio Chango & Co.

Hanging a single attention-grabbing large-scale print or poster over your bar or bar cart can prove intoxicating, but the maximalist approach of a salon-style hang, a practice rooted in 17th-century France, can help showcase works of various shapes, styles and sizes on a single wall or part of a wall.

If you’re planning on creating an accent wall — or just aiming to bring a variety of colors and textures into a bedroom — there is more than one way to decorate with wallpaper. Otherwise, don’t overlook what textiles can introduce to a space. A vintage tapestry can work wonders and will be easy to move when you’ve found that dream apartment in another borough.

Express your taste and personality with the right ornamental touch for the walls of your home or office — find a range of contemporary art, vintage photography, paintings and other wall decor and decorations on 1stDibs now.