Scandinavian treasures

11 Jul
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Gidlööf Mobles Escandinaus Vintage

Do you like furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s as much as I do? If you do, I think you’ll enjoy this post about these Scandinavian treasures which can be found in a spacious shop called GIDLÖÖF. Fancy having a look?

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Cozy entrance

Located in a quiet pedestrian street between the Mercat del Born and Parc de la Ciutadella, you’ll easily spot GIDLÖÖF thanks to the cozy displays at the entrance.

Once inside, you might find owner Sofia Anzo Gidloof in the midst of re-upholstering one of the chairs, or restoring one of the many gorgeous tables.

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Re-upholstery in progress

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Frame, anyone?

The spacious shop is filled with beautiful teak tables, funky sofas, pretty shelving units and also lovely glassware and ceramics to make your heartbeat quicken and your purse strings slacken of their own accord.

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Scandinavian treasures

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Tables to die for

You’ll be hard put to avoid taking home at least one of the many gorgeous items on display. I was unable to to, and so I took home a set of 4 delightful glass cups by the Finnish brand Arabia in their original box.

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Glass vase glory

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Quirky candle holders

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Lovely lamps

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Gorgeous crockery

The selection in table ware is extensive, and ranges from glass vases, ceramic plates, cups and coffee or tea pots, ceramic vases, storage tins with cheerful 70s prints (I spotted several which we had at home when I was a child!)…

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Sunshine and wood

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Totally teak

… as well as gorgeous teak salt and pepper shakers and trays. All at GIDLÖÖF is in pristine state and reasonably priced, and this is thanks to the fact that most items were mass produced in their day. Prices are higher for top end designer pieces, of which they also have a few gorgeous examples, but they strive to keep things affordable.

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Multi candle holders

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Matches from Sweden

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Kids’ rocking chairs

Not all items at GIDLÖÖF are vintage, for Sofia’s business partner, architect Guim Costa, has designed a delightful range of rocking chairs for children (above) as well as the very covetable Arne furniture range made of chestnut wood – but more about those later.

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Rolled rugs

Soft furnishings are also a part of the GIDLÖÖF range, and truly delightful vintage pieces can be found. I am currently drooling over these beautiful rugs (above) and am thinking of getting one or two for my home. The cushion covers were recycled by Sofia Gidlööf from damaged vintage sheets, and are a great way to jazz up any interior.

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Recycled

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Tray full

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Fresh stripes

More textile delights are available in the form of curtains (below) and table cloths and runners (recycled from vintage curtains). Great colours, don’t you think?

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Colourful curtains

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“Arne” chair and table

Sofia’s business partner Guim Costa designed the beautiful Arne range I mentioned earlier, and of which the coffee table and chair are visible above (my photo unfortunately doesn’t do them any justice!). These pieces are produced by hand in a workshop in the countryside, not far from Barcelona, and are all branded and numbered. Until tomorrow they can be seen at the FAD (as part of the Fadfest), and this weekend they will be showcased at The Brandery, so make sure to check them out if you re visiting either of those.

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Passatge Mercantil 1

You can find GIDLÖÖF in Passatge Mercantil 1, in the Born district. From Monday, the 16th of July and until the 16th of September, they will be open: Tuesday-Friday 3pm-8pm; Saturday 11am-3pm and 5pm-8pm.  After the 16th of September, they will resume their year-round opening times on weekdays: 10am-3pm and 5pm-8pm. GIDLÖÖF is closed on Mondays.

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