Museeums and inspirations #1: Museeums Malmö Sweden

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Museeum Malmö Sweden
MaFe on tour…

My mother was kind to invite my daughter Mathilde and I, for a Little two days tour to Malmö Sweden, to celebrate Easter.
Living in Copenhagen Denmark it is no more than a small drive by car, so we set of in the morning and were there less than two hours later, after having crossed the bridge that now connects our two countries.
We spend two good days, but I will not tire you with the family album, just share some of what inspired me.

First we visited Malmö hus museum .
They have some amazing paintings, they would have been worth the whole trip.

But yes also wood was presented there, have to admit this one impressed my a wee.
Such beauty in the work, material and motif.
I did not write down names of carpenters or painters, sorry, when I took the pictures I was not thinking to share them, it was just for my memory.

Curves of raw beauty.

Can a handle become more elegant than this?

I can see Japanese flowers.


With opening mechanism.

Curves and colors.

Simply elegant, elegantly simple.

Quiet perfection.

How can I put words on this.

My sweet Mathilde drawing, my daughter talks about walking my food steps as an architect, so she is training her drawing skills.

Not a easy task to draw, so I am proud to see her result.

Guess who?
One of my favorite paintings, it has to me a calmness, a Scandinavian quietness I think reflects it’s time.

This is brilliant. Gerald Summers 1934.

(Info: Did you know: Isaac I. Cole (American). Patent Model for One-piece Plywood Chair. Date: 1873).



Less is more with a twist.

Nice legs!

In the hands of an artist, more can become less.

More is more.

Simple living with a twist.

Notice the arm rests.

King to queen.

Something to think about.

Simple game box.

King sized furniture.

I did say it!
(Don’t know the people on the pic, but now I have evidence they touched the museum pieces, so perhaps I should send the picture to Malmö museum… lol.

I think I know a few LJ’s that will enjoy a few of these.

Love’n wood.

Love the simplicity in this one.

All can become a lot of nothing.

Fire in wood.

Take off.

This is just so awesome!

I love every detail.

Also the wooden wheels.


The Castle museum.

Turning torso of Malmö.
Looks like rising from the ashes.

Most of all, due to this guys smile.

City walk.

Also visited Malmö modern museum, but no wood here…

Mathilde took this picture of her father taking a rest against a wall down town before we were going back to Denmark, wonder if it was a lotto ticket on the ground…

Thank you for joining me for this little Malmö tour.

The best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 01:44 PM

Wow! Mads, they have some beautify things there and I know that you and your daughter loved the visit. BTW, I’m glad to see that you still have your wonderful since of humor. ;-}

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 02:04 PM

Thanks for taking me along to the Malmo hus musem! Everything was a work of art!... About that last photo, a man should watch were he puts his hand! :D Mafe, thanks again!

-- Don't be at the airport when your ship comes in!

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 02:09 PM

Thank you so much for the tour, Mads. This is very kind (and natural) from you.

Happy Easter !


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 02:50 PM

You were right Mads. Some of us enjoyed those photos of the marquetry.
Actually, I enjoyed it all. You who live in Europe have much easier access to these old treasures than we in the colonies and it is good to see that you do not take this privilege for granted.
Even better, you share it with us.


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 03:07 PM

Thank you for such a nice tour. I loved the bicycle!! Was that a drive shaft on the right side?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 03:54 PM

I liked those wood pulls with the finger recesses. I’ll have to keep that idea in mind the next time I make some drawers.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 04-05-2015 04:52 PM

I love this stuff, Denmark is on the top my list for places to visit. Thanks Mafe :)

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#9 posted 04-05-2015 09:23 PM

I stole several of your pictures there Mads (ahem coughs ). Amazing stuff in that museum, but I think that which amazed me the most is actually Mathilde’s picture, she’s grown like crazy!! And reading that she wants to follow the way and become an architect left me with a wide smile :) What’s not to love! Hey, Happy Easter by the way!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 04-05-2015 09:25 PM

Enjoyed the tour a lot Mads, thanks for taking us with. Lots of interesting art and woodwork. I found the American chair to be very special since it was so modern yet designed in the 19th century. The bike was also amazing. No chain, it must have a drive axle(s), something I have never seen before. I see that your lovely daughter Mathilde is all grown up now. That reminds me of the quote I read today from a 100 year old lady ” I was born, I blinked and now it’s almost over”.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-05-2015 10:05 PM

Thanks for taking us along, Mads!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 04-05-2015 11:09 PM

Thank you,
That was really enjoyable. It got me thinking…


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 04-06-2015 11:43 AM

thnx Mads. I feel like I just went on vacation

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 04-06-2015 11:54 AM

Mads,again a well received presentation very diverse and informative.

I picked upon Mike’s bike so I amoff the research it

Great stuff Thanks !!

-- Regards Robert

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#15 posted 04-08-2015 04:48 AM

Thank you for sharing your Easter trip with us, Mads. The most beautiful work of art is Matilda.

-- God bless, Candy

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