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15.2.09

Fler

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Sunday nights are for relaxing in my book, and I'm thrilled to be doing so on a new addition to the household, a Fler suite. Well, new to the house, but it's about 40 years old itself! The sofa will be seen in future posts but for this evening this is just a little look.
The Art Gallery of South Australia tells us:
'Scandinavian furniture was readily available in Australia, and magazines such as The Australian Furnishing Trade Journal, brought news and illustrations of contemporary Scandinavian design to Australian’s throughout the nineteen fifties. The Scandinavian ‘style’ was immediately embraced by Australian furniture manufacturing companies, who developed their own solid wood furniture with the‘hand-crafted’ appeal. New multi-spindle lathes meant the ‘hand-crafted’ could now be created mechanically for repetitive production. Fred Lowen furniture designer and founding partner of Fler Furniture, developed the popular SC55 and SC58 chairs (designed 1955-1958) and released the Narvik dining and lounge range in 1961. '
Read the entire article here.
A friend of mine asked if I wanted to have a look at his grandfathers house who passed away earlier in the year. His parents were in the process of selling the entire contents of the house as they had a family home of their own with no where to put any of his furniture.
His house had been outfitted in the 1960's and the furniture had been lovingly cared for and beautifully preserved ever since.
I'm thrilled to be able to give the furniture a new home, like the clothes I buy from places like Clara Fox(see shopping directory for details) it is always lovely to hear the story behind something that is being passed on, and I love giving a new home, to something made long ago.
The decal on the wall is from a friend of mine and artist Ryan L Foote- you can guess why I love it.


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23 comments:

REread said...

ah wish I had that furniture!!

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Lala Orange said...

We LOVES your blog! that wall sticker is super amazing! We'd love to swap links with you!

Claudia said...

I have a thing for everything that has something to do with interior decoration. I absolutely wanna see photos of your new furniture. :)

turquoisepassion said...

lovely decorated home.

Amelia StyleDownUnder said...

i'm very sorry for your friend to lose his grandfather, but i'm sure they must be happy to know that his furniture is going to a loving home! i love things that have a story! xx

thevintageyear said...

Oh I love Scandanavian design. What a lovely armchair! You're right, buying things that have had a story is always much more fun - particularly if you get to find out that story!

Bucca said...

Looks lovely LM.
Oh I have just put up a blog post about Christian Louboutin's new Marie Antoinette Range which I think you might appreciate...

A dreamer said...

the new header is looking gorgeous!

Grant said...

I also love pieces with a story to them, especially when it comes to furnichure. They are, I think, what make a house into a home.

Looking lovely as always my dear.

Xx

Sal said...

The chair looks so sleek. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Mrs. P said...

what impeccable style!

Amelia StyleDownUnder said...

hi again lm, just letting you know i sent a blog award your way! xx

LoveMore said...

oh so sad your friends grandfather passed..sorry to hear! but isn't it nice for her and her family to know you are going to love his treasures as much as he did. i look forward to seeing what you got!

oh and thanks for your comment, and i agree, Karen Walker has your name written all over it! you would look fabulous in it! and suits you very much,

xx LM

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you're very stylish.
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the Statuesque said...

adorable page!

the Statuesque said...

adorable page!

elena-lu said...

wonderful style and lovely prints

Julie said...

How wonderful to have pieces with such a great history and story. Much better than just picking up a sofa at the furniture store. You have such great style.

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Julie said...

I gave you a blog award. You can check it out on my site. Keep up the beautiful work!

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God Made Me fuNky said...

Hi

I was just browsing through some old posts of yours and was not able to view the photos, instead of the pics, there was a note from photo bucket asking you to upgrade to their pro software or something, may you are already aware of it, but I just thought I would let you know.

Siljesfashion said...

Love pieces with a great story. You look good as usual!

Darrah said...

Is this your place? It's so clean and modern! What a lovely nook!