A new home for the family built in 1962 overlooking Petaluma in Sonoma County with all the features of, and little option to ignore, the modern architecture of the period. As we take the first step to understand what was Mid-Century living and how to peacefully live in concert with our little home we will share what we learn while embracing a re-use/re-purpose/re-cycle circular economy.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Eric Hoglund Was Quite a Mystery ....
Erik Hoglund studied art and design in Sweden in the early 50's and through the next 3 decades is said to have revolutionized the art of Swedish glass.
When I first picked up the well taped bundle of iron at the Goodwill I thought maybe this was one of those metal puzzles and tried to connect the hanging chain to the glass holders in some rational way ... NO! When I spotted the 'Sweden' imprint I heard the little voice say 'Buy It' thinking this must be #midcentury and not just old iron chains.
For $4.98 I was on a google adventure that took a week to determine I had found an early #ErikHoglund iron candelabra ... Still keeping my eyes open for the original glass, for the time being it will hang in the alcove by the fireplace.