Mar 4, 2013

Announcing the Winner

The time has come to announce the winner of the quiz posted here a while back. But first, we would like to thank all the participants for your excellent answers. It was delightful to notice how knowledgeable and observant you, our readers are. Based on your answers, it was evident you are quite familiar with our blog and share our curiosity and interest for mid century modern design. Eventually, the winner was randomly selected among the top two highest scores.

And the lucky winner is:    -- LIISA --

She will receive a copy of "Kauneimmat klassikot", a book about beautiful homes with timeless furniture. Once again, thank you all those who participated, and congratulations for the winner!

Kauneimmat klassikot by Andrew Weaving (original English title: Living Retro)

And to conclude, for everyone interested, here are the correct answers:

PHOTO #1: Brass pendant light by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, 1948. The light housing of this beauty has a typical perforation of small holes found in several Tynell lights. Actually, the rumor is that Alvar Aalto cleverly noted this series of small holes reminded him of his grandmothers lace nickers (isoäidin pitsipöksyt), thus giving the pattern a quite suitable lace-referring nickname.

PHOTO #2: A beautifully detailed cabinet door from the Royal system by Poul Cadovius 1955. This modular system is made of plywood and has a teak finish, and it consists of several different shelves, drawers and other parts.

PHOTO #3: Credenza by Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture 1958. Measuring 182 x 113 x 50 this particular credenza is considered a high board (vs. low board). It is made of rosewood, more accurately palisander, and the integrated drawer handles create a famous curved pattern known to Vodder's design.

PHOTO #4: LCM (low chair metal) by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller 1946. More specifically, the photo below illustrates the chair's shock mounts on the back, which attach the back rest to the frame.

PHOTO #5: Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller 1956. This piece of veneer is the base of a lounge chair, which is currently under restoration and resides in the "Man Cave" in Pekka's tender loving care.


  1. If it's me - I´ve been very lucky!!
    If it's someone else, she has a very beautiful name ;)
    Thank you (Minna & Pekka) once again having this great blog!
    Interesting stories and wonderful photos...
    Cu soon!