A pair of lamps by Lisa Johannson-Pape realised $130,254 at a sale of Scandinavian, American and Brazilian design at Piasa in Paris on October 30.
The lot achieved an increase of 58.3% on its estimate of $54,844-82,266.
Johannson-Pape was a significant Finnish lighting designer
Johannson-Pape (1907-1989) was a significant Finnish designer, who worked extensively in the field of lighting. She designed installations for a wide variety of environments, including churches, hospitals and ships.
Known for her functional design, Johannson-Pape worked for a range of Scandinavian design companies, including Stockmann and Kylmakoski. She won awards at the Milan Triennial in both 1951 and 1954.
A George Nakashima walnut bench made $71,297.
In 1983, Nakashima was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese government
Nakashima is widely regarded as one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century and a leading member of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
Following the outbreak of war between Japan and the US in 1942, Nakashima, like many Japanese-Americans, was imprisoned in an internment camp. It was here that he met a carpenter versed in traditional Japanese woodwork and learned the joinery techniques that would become his hallmark.
A redwood burl and walnut dining table, designed for Evelyn and Arthur Krosnick, sold for $822,400 at Sotheby's New York in 2006 - a record price for the designer's work.
Six Lovo chairs by Axel Einar Hjorth made $57,510.
One of the leading Swedish designers during the interwar period, Hjorth was an early proponent of the austere functionalism that characterises modern Scandinavian design.
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