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Happy New Year!

From the entire dane decor family to you and yours, here's wishing you a healthy, happy and (comfortable) 2015! P.S. Lots of amazing new contemporary and modern furniture on the way!

Born Again Furnishings

We have been students of Danish and Scandinavian furniture for 41 years. Recently, we researched what, where, and how much did some of the great pieces of furniture we sold cost today. We are proud that our furniture retains much of it's value. And in some cases actually increases in value!

Over at Uniques & Antiques Inc., 2500 Market Street in Aston PA - they recently sold some of our famous pieces: A Dane Decor H. P. Hansen Danish Teak Sideboard sold for $1,955. An amazing bargain for handmade furniture today. We sold this in 1976 for $1,499.

Four Koefoed Dining chairs and a Danish Teak refectory dining table sold for $1,265. Originally it was $1999 at dane decor in 1977. That' s over 30 years of use for just over $600.

Stop in today and browse our huge selection of Danish and Scandinavian furniture. A beautiful investment.

DaVinci Last Supper by design

We’ve all seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper so many times that you probably no longer notice the details anymore. Ghigos Ideas reached out to 13 designers to look at it in a new way. The designers were asked to look beyond what everyone sees and to imagine the 13 seats that Jesus and the Apostles sat in during that famous scene. More cool chairs?>>>>>

Bartholomew the Apostle by CTRLZAK

Apostle James the Less by Joe Velluto

Andrew the Apostle by Brian Sironi

Apostle Judas Iscariot by Alberto Biagetti

Peter the Apostle by Alessandro Marelli

John the Evangelist by Elena Salmistraro

Jesus by Alessandro Guerriero (The founder of Alchimia was asked to participate to celebrate his 70 years of being an important person in design history)

Thomas the Apostle by Lorenzo Damiani

James the Greater by Ghigos Ideas

Philip the Apostle by Alessandro Zambelli

Matthew the Evangelist by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

New Year. New Style. $25 Gift Card.

Image Just visit our website, join our eClub and we'll send you a gift certificate good at either showroom for $25. No strings attached. Just use it to by a small gift or toward a larger purchase. We hope to see you soon!

Bird in hand PA

A Red-tailed Hawk flew into our Downingtown showroom! Luckily, Mark H. was there to get a spare sheet out and carefully grabbed the Hawk and let the Bird of Prey out safely.

Serious about comfort

Have a bad back? This article from the New York Times reveals the findings of a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It found that steroid injections provided no significant relief for serious back pain sufferers.
We are not medical experts, but we would offer that a comfortable chair and gel mattress might provide some back pain relief. Read the article and check out our Stressless Recliners from Norway and our Nexgel Mattress from Canada. We are all about serious comfort.

We're hooked

Hooks, by Jurrijn Huffenreuter, is a flexible coat hanging system. By connecting the ceramic Hooks in different configurations, you can create your own custom coat hanger.

The eyes have it!

The hinges of these glasses by Japanese studio Nendo use magnets rather than screws to allow users to detach, mix and match arms in a range of different colours.

Nendo replaced the traditional screw hinges commonly used for eyewear with magnets, so the frames are more flexible and harder to break.

"The temples release smoothly when pulled from the side, so that users can create different looks by purchasing temples in different colours and materials," said the studio.

The Magne-hinge glasses were shown as part of Nendo's solo exhibition in Milan's Brera district earlier the month.

Disk-shaped magnets in the arms clip neatly between two parts with a similar shape on either side of the lens frames.

A selection of coloured arms, including black, metallic, tortoiseshell and blue options, can be swapped in and out to customise the frames and coordinate the accessories with different outfits.

For your subconscious mind: the art of Alexandra Ethel

We love collage artists. Recently we came across Alexandra Ethell, an artist from Melbourne who creates quirky and dreamy collages, freezing impossible moments with so much beauty and elegance. She says that she is a self diagnosed insomniac who started creating these "moments". We assume she is just dreaming while awake while craftfully sharing those dreams with the world. Let's just hope that the insomnia continues. Also, her art is available at very affordable prices!

And the winner is...

A few of our favorite A' Design Award winners, rigorously judged by an international jury of design professionals, in a total of 80+ design categories (you can see all winners here):

Folded Tones Rug by Enoch Liew  Flatness is done away with in a rug that presents a 3D optical illusion of folds, using deliberately limited palettes of only three colors, for easy blending with any interior.

Black Shadow H-E Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Motorcycle by Mark Norton Menendez, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category, 2013-2014. Future-is-now eco-bike features a lightweight carbon titanium composite frame and an exhaust that emits only oxygen and hydrogen, with the retro styling of a cafĂ© race.  

Eternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Street Furniture Design Category, 2013-2014. "Just drop & forget" with this no-maintenance outdoor unit that provides comfortable seating and a b…

Leah yeah!

Leah Gilberson paints the mundane and makes it gorgeous. Check out the rest of her work! Interested in cool modern chairs?

Wood you?


To a tea!

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to bring peace and relaxation. There is one minor annoyance though – getting every inch of tasty tea out of that tea bag, and well, getting rid of it.
The Tea Cup SlingsHOT by Samir Sufi solves both those problems at once. It has a little funnel for you to squeeze every last drop of tea out of the bag without dripping everywhere. It also acts as a place for your old tea bag to rest while you sip your tea.

Seen in High Point 2014