Shopping the private collection of a design pioneer is a rare opportunity, but on March 14, 2015 the public will be able to acquire art and furniture beloved by Lars Bolander, one of Sweden's foremost interior designers and an innovator of Swedish design in the United States.
Influenced by his diverse education and experiences, Bolander has developed a unique style all his own that has both a theatrical side and love of simplicity. "As a young boy growing up it was my background and culture that influenced me," said Bolander. "Later in life it was all of the traveling I did, seeing the world."
His collection is both coherent and varied, classic and fun. It includes traditional Swedish forms such as Gustavian chairs and works by Swedish artist Dan Nygard. At the same time, much of his collection was amassed through worldwide exploration. His European aesthetic is evident in such objects as an unusual pair of terracotta busts of Moorish gentlemen and Francois Gall paintings. Whimsical items inspired by a designer's eye include architectural trompe l'oeil furniture and the signature silvered brass ram heads used in Bolander's personal logo.
After many years of having a showroom on "Antique Row" in West Palm Beach, the designer has decided to sell his nearby home and personal treasures in order to establish residence elsewhere. "We have lived with these items and have certainly enjoyed them; now it is time to change," said Bolander.
The auction will take place March 14, 2015, 10 a.m. ET at the West Palm Beach saleroom.


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