Mid Century Modern
Teak bar, made in Australia c. 1954
A new addition to our home. A teak bar, made by persons unknown – but with what finesse! The cut-out shelves, the floating glass top, the tapered and mirrored top and bottom legs. All totally MCM.
For the moment we have the bar facing the wrong way- in order to utilise the shelves for parts of our collection – plus a few modern requirements [phone & modem.] The plan is to re-arrange furniture so we can serve drinks – martinis of course- from the bar in the not too distant future. And answer calls and surf the net- best of both worlds!
I love this teak and stainless steel toast rack- made by DKF Lundtofte in Denmark. This is mid-century modernism at its best- simple, strong function pieces with no fussy decoration. The one piece steel rack is simply screwed into the [laminated] teak base. And the handle mirrors the rack shape – beautiful!
Likewise, I like the way teak has been incorporated into the other stainless steel pieces- in the knobs of the sugar bowl and teapot and along the linear handles of the milk jug & teapot.
The front two pieces are a set- sugar bowl and milk jug, made by Talamon Ware, designed in Hong Kong. Fantastic funky asymmetrical lids sit in their spherical frames.
The teapot -for one- is unmarked. It rounds out the breakfast set nicely.