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THE PAULI BLOMSTED "POST DECO" COLLECTION

"I have lived only to discover the principle of beauty in all things. History will measure if I have found that truth in my work". When Pauli Blomsted personalized his objective, he did not realize that he would be prophesizing the tragedy that would befall him. Just as he was entering the zenith of his creative years, his life was cut short by tuberculosis. Although it is easy to question what creative expression his genius might have left behind had he lived to a mature age similar to Eliel Saarinen. Instead, we can only be thankful for his few designs he was inspired to create.

Educated as an architect, the ravages of the first World War in unison with his youth offered little opportunity for the design and construction of buildings. Instead, he turned his attention and dedication to the design of furniture. Although radical at the time Mr. Blomsted created his furniture, it truly showed a glimpse of the future. Having emerged as the leading theorist of the 1930's "Funkis" movement, Blomsted stressed the need to combine and balance all elements of his day - those of industrial mass-production and the requirements of small residential environments, while respecting the functional, artistic whole. More than six decades after their creation and his own passing, the Post Deco Collection continues to impress us with its clean, timeless grace.



Post Deco End Table

This table features a unique two-tier design. 3 legs. (shown) It's smaller size allows it to function best as an end table or bedside table.

Dimensions: 24" H x 24" Diameter; Lower shelf: 16" H x 16" Diameter.

Maple construction and polished chrome tubular steel.

Specify finish: Black or white satin lacquer; Maple, cherry, mahogany or birds eye maple.

Wood table tops have painted black edges unless specified otherwise.

Also available as a Post Deco Tea Table (4 legs)

Dimensions: 29" H x 29" Diameter; Lower shelf: 20" H x 21" Diameter.

Maple construction and polished chrome tubular steel.

Specify finish: Black or white satin lacquer; Maple, cherry, mahogany or birds eye maple.

Wood table tops have painted black edges unless specified otherwise.


Post Deco Credenza

Dimensions: 34" H x 54"W x 16"D

Perhaps the most unique of all Blomsted's furniture designs, this stylish credenza heralds the originality of its architect. The versatility of this design allows it to function in a variety of ways. The credenza is available in a mirror image of that photographed (right hand loop).

Upper two door cabinet: 30" H x 30" W with pocket doors will accommodate 27" diagonal television.

10 1/4" drawer height x 17" depth.

Construction: Hardwood, PVC and veneer. Maple box drawer with full extension metal glides. Painted black drawer/door pulls standard with veneer.

Specify pained, cherry, mahogany or birds eye maple finish.


Post Deco Console

This simple but unique console is appropriate for a variety of uses. The design reflects Blomsted's aesthetic fascination with the tension created between solid and void as seen in the use of one center drawer with neighboring spaces. The console is available in two models. The design is equally at home in a corporate lobby, residential foyer, office, hotel or bedroom as originally specified by Blomsted in the 1930's.

Dimensions: Cabinet without legs: 6" H; Drawer width: 18"

Low model: 20 1/2" H x 44" W x 12" D; 13 3/4" leg height.

Tall model: 29" H x 44" W x 12" D; 22" leg height.

MDF panel construction and polished chrome tubular steel.

Finish: Specify satin black or white lacquer, maple, cherry, mahogany, or birds eye maple.


Post Deco Lounge Chair

This chair in unique in its considerable comfort and scale. Wood trim is used to define and accent the minimal line of the design. Because the chair is of Bauhaus influence, it is particularly at ease in a variety of environments. When this chair is paired with the Post Deco End Table, the originality and richness of this forgotten architect's sensibility is easily appreciated.

Dimensions: 31" H x 25" W x 33" D; 17" front seat height; 13 1/2" rear seat height.

Maple and polished chrome tubular steel construction.

Finish: Specify maple or painted black seat and arm trim.

COM: 3 yards.


Post Deco Arm Chair

This elegant cantilevered arm chair is an ideal complement to either Blomsted's desks or tables. This is a rare example of an early post-Bauhaus influenced design that uses laminated curved wood as an integral element of construction. The chair is appropriate for a variety of uses including dining, conference and reception.

Dimensions: 35 1/4" H x 22" W x 22" D; Seat Height: 18"; Arm Height: 26 3/4"

Construction: Polished chrome tubular steel with birch or maple trim.

COM: 1 yard


Post Deco Single Pedestal and Double Pedestal Desk

These functional desks are one of the few tubular designs available to both the contract and residential marketplace. The design is particularly well-suited to those individuals desiring a sophisticated work space. The nature of the style makes it suitable for a variety of interior specifications.

Dimensions: Single Pedestal Desk: 30" H x 52" W x 30" D; Pedestal drawer width: 11 1/2"

Double Pedestal Desk: 30" H x 60" W x 30" D; Pedestal drawer width: 11 1/2"

Construction: MDF panel construction. Solid birch drawer. Polished chrome tubular steel.

Optional letter / legal file drawer available (replaces lower three drawers).

Finish: Satin black or white lacquer.



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