10 sought-after design classics from Franckly

Franckly's unique collection of pre-owned design is constantly growing, and design lovers all over Europe are standing in line to get their hands on the most coveted pieces. We picked ten interesting items from Franckly's most-followed items – take a look and find a new home for your hidden gems!

Paavo Tynell's elegant designs, the 5321 table lamp and the 9602 floor lamp.
Paavo Tynell's elegant designs, such as the 5321 table lamp and the 9602 floor lamp, are coveted classics.

1. Gubi: Tynell 5321 table lamp

The simplistic yet intriguing form of the 5321 table lamp designed by Paavo Tynell in 1941 looks just as fresh and exciting in a contemporary home. The rattan-covered stem and the brass shade resembling a delicate seashell bring in an elegant dose of a mid-century modern feel. Natural patina adds to the luminaire's distinctive look as years go by.

Gubi's Tynell 5321 table lamp >

Marimekko's olive green Urna vase.
Marimekko's large Urna vase is also perfect for storing and displaying precious little items.

2. Marimekko: Urna vase

Marimekko's near iconic Urna vase was designed by Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson. The grand, minimalist vase made from mouth-blown glass carries a timeless, airy form that looks equally delightful filled with lush flowers as it does empty.

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Fritz Hansen's Swan lounge chair in a natural white shade.
The Swan chair is available in multiple shades and upholsteries.

3. Fritz Hansen: Swan lounge chair

Arne Jacobsen designed the streamlined and effortlessly elegant Swan chair in 1958 for the lounge area of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The simple yet distinctive form makes the seat a charming piece, truly timeless both in terms of design and quality.

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Artek's A331 pendant over a dining table.
The perforated steel rings perfect the look of the in-demand Aalto A331 luminaire.

4. Artek: A331 pendant

Artek's A331 pendant, also known as the Beehive, is a true classic designed by Alvar Aalto in 1953. It was first created for the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and has since become known and loved worldwide. The eye-catching pendant lamp features an aluminum shade and perforated steel rings, together creating a unique, dynamic lighting experience.

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Carl Hansen & Søn's CH24 Wishbone chair
The iconic Wishbone chair gets its name from the Y-shaped support structure.

5. Carl Hansen & Søn: CH24 Wishbone chair

Carl Hansen & Søn's Wishbone chair has been in production since 1950. The unique chair designed by Hans J.Wegner in 1949 features a staggering amount of clever, polished details making the seat a true masterpiece of Danish craftsmanship. It takes no less than a hundred steps to create the Wishbone chair, most of them still carried out by hand.

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Ippy the Hippie glass bird from Iittala's Birds by Penttinen collection.
Ippy the Hippie is one of the cheerful glass birds designed by Anu Penttinen for Iittala.

6. Iittala: Birds by Penttinen glass birds

Artist Anu Penttinen designed six imaginative bird figurines in 2008 to complement Iittala's classic collection of decorative glass birds. The distinctive objects made from mouth-blown glass carry a delightful nod to cartoons and pop culture, and it's no wonder the colorful, exuberant birds from the Birds by Penttinen collection have become coveted collector's items. And the names? Pick you favorite from Ippy the Hippie, Cool Joe, Cotton Candy, Snowball, Nightbird and I'm all Bananas!

Iittala's Ippy the Hippie >

Louis Poulsen's VL45 Radiohus 250 pendants in a kitchen setting.
Louis Poulsen's Radiohus pendants emit a tender, mellow light perfect for creating ambiance.

7. Louis Poulsen: VL 45 Radiohus 250  pendant

Louis Poulsen's VL45 Radiohus pendant is a creation by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, known as a forerunner for Danish functionalism. Lauritzen created the elegant pendants for the Radiohus building in Copenhagen in the 1940s, a building that was also his design. The stylish luminaire crafted from mouth-blown opal glass and brushed brass introduces a softspoken elegance into any space.

Louis Poulsen's VL45 Radiohus 250 pendant >

Vitra's Akari 1A table lamp
Vitra's collection of Akari lamps features over a hundred unique designs.

Vitra: Akari 1A table lamp

Vitra's Akari luminaires are sculptor Isamu Noguchi's mesmerizing take on traditional Japanese paper lanterns. Noguchi drew inspiration for his iconic designs from lanterns he witnessed local fishermen using while visiting the town of Gifu in Japan. The magical lamps are crafted from bamboo and delicate Washi paper using traditional methods, creating a soft diffused light resembling warm sunshine.

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Artek's white Tea Trolley 900
The Tea Trolley 900 designed by Alvar Aalto can be put to use as a coffee table or a side table, or as a clever crafts station in the kids' room.

9. Artek: Tea Trolley 900

Artek's Tea Trolley 900 is an exquisite classic. Inspired by Japanese craftmanship and British tea culture, Alvar Aalto designed the famed trolley for the Paris World Exhibition in 1937. Today, the unique piece has found its way to contemporary homes worldwide, looking perhaps even more modern and attractive as it did decades ago.

Artek's Tea Trolley 900 >

Iittala's brass Nappula candleholder as a part of the decor.
The discontinued brass Nappula candleholders are especially sought after by design enthusiasts.

10. Iittala: Nappula candle holders

Iittala's Nappula candleholders feature an irresistibly jovial form that has quickly turned the collection into a beloved modern classic. Designed by Matti Klenell, the pieces from the Nappula collection are a seamless match, delightful both as stand-alone pieces and in playful ensembles.

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Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers Source: Franckly's statistics

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