BR 880 ann 001

When Bruun Rasmussen invites you to party, it’s anything but ordinary. The champagne is served in glasses from Italy, Finland and Sweden, straight out of the private collection of Danish doctor Torben Sørensen.

Sørensen's love for glass is widely known, which is what gave the collector his nickname, "Doctor Glass" – though this reflects on Sørensen's career choice rather than the novel with the same name. This unique collection reflects the period when glass went from being purely functional to becoming a new art form from the 1920s to 1960s, with countries such as Italy, Finland and Sweden in the forefront.Fulvio Bianconi: “Pezzato Arlecchino". A large and rare bottle shaped vase of polychrome "pezzato” glass. Made by Venini.

Fulvio Bianconi: “Pezzato Arlecchino". A large and rare bottle shaped vase of polychrome "pezzato” glass. Made by Venini.

The tables at Bruun Rasmussen are set with glass in varied colors and shapes from Venice as well as more minimalistic designs accurate to the Scandinavian spirit.

On the walls we can find several works by Per Kirkeby. The artist, geologist, poet, author and filmmaker is represented with 14 works, which together demonstrate a versatile artistry, ranging from colorful pop art to his more natural geological studies.

Kirkeby went from landscape motifs in the 1950s to a more experimental style borrowed from American Pop Art in the coming decade. His Pop Art era was followed by a period of geological studies with both literary as well as historical references in the 1970s, and finally at the beginning of the 1980s Kirkeby was an established name on the international art scene.

When your dancing feet begin to feel sore and it's time for a rest, it's easy to pick and choose among the wide range of 20th century Danish furniture design.

Finn Juhl's Chieftain Chair was designed in 1948, and throughout his process the designer was inspired by both African and Oceanic everyday objects. It received a royal recognition the following year when King Frederik IX sat on the chair. When a reporter suggested that the chair should be called The King Chair, Juhl was quick to reply Chieftain Chair – because the influences were not European, the name should refer to more than just Western royalty. The chair is likely one of the designer's most sought after and original pieces rarely found on the auction market.

Anyone who’s become sleepy can even have a nap at the party. This unique four-poster bed is designed by Poul Henningsen. The designer, who is perhaps best known for his lamps, also created some furniture during his early career. One of them being this four-poster bed, designed in 1926 when the designer worked with the renovations of Dronninglund Castle. The design is not typical of the modernist style we associate with the Danish designer, but is an excellent example of Henning's former, and often forgotten, work.Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 13.32.16

Otto Schulz: Freestanding daybed with round legs and frame of black stained wood, “shoes” of metal. Upholstered with patterned fabric.

There are even more beds to settle into at the September auction. For example, this daybed, designed by Otto Schultz.

But of course there is never a party without music! The Danish saxophonist Jesper Thilo is selling his tenor saxophone that once belonged to the American jazz legend Ben Webster.

What a party! Bruun Rasmussen's colorful festivities will take place on September 25th and last for two days.

Of course, you will find all items at Barnebys.

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