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Sweden Design Inspiration Tour with Derrick Ricketts of Dallas Market Center

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Design Inspiration Tour of Sweden
Join us on a behind the scenes visit to Sweden with Derrick Ricketts of Dallas Market Center and Antiques Diva Guide Daniel Larsson - and The Antiques Diva®️ Toma Clark Haines

What is an Inspiration Tour?
Interior designers, furniture manufacturers and showrooms, architects, landscapers, shelter magazines and design industry professionals stay ahead of trends in design, art, cuisine and fashion by traveling to locations that inspire and nurture their creativity and are an opportunity to see first-hand emerging trends in the design world.

The Antiques Diva & Co provides curated, custom guided inspiration tours throughout Europe and Asia for design industry professionals. Tours are private, or offered to carefully selected groups of industry professionals for a unique opportunity to connect and build relationships – and provide, what else? – Design Inspiration - as well as opportunities to buy antiques abroad. On tour we translate, negotiate and liaise clients with international shippers or use our own in-house shipping division to help clients get purchases home sweet home across the pond.
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Sweden Design Inspiration Tour with Derrick Ricketts of Dallas Market Center

  1. 1. Sweden Design Inspiration Tour with Derrick Ricketts of Dallas Market Center Toma Clark Haines The Antiques Diva® Presents:
  2. 2. Design Inspiration Tour of Sweden Join us on a behind the scenes visit to Sweden with Derrick Ricketts of Dallas Market Center and Antiques Diva Guide Daniel Larsson - and The Antiques Diva® Toma Clark Haines What is an Inspiration Tour? Interior designers, furniture manufacturers and showrooms, architects, landscapers, shelter magazines and design industry professionals stay ahead of trends in design, art, cuisine and fashion by traveling to locations that inspire and nurture their creativity and are an opportunity to see first-hand emerging trends in the design world. The Antiques Diva & Co provides curated, custom guided inspiration tours throughout Europe and Asia for design industry professionals. Tours are private, or offered to carefully selected groups of industry professionals for a unique opportunity to connect and build relationships – and provide, what else? – Design Inspiration - as well as opportunities to buy antiques abroad. On tour we translate, negotiate and liaise clients with international shippers or use our own in-house shipping division to help clients get purchases home sweet home across the pond.
  3. 3. Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva® and Swedish Divo Guide Daniel Larsson, a leading Swedish expert, and proprietor of D. LARSSON INTERIÖR & ANTIKHANDEL
  4. 4. Meet Derrick Ricketts, VP/Leasing, Home & Design, Dallas Market Center Derrick Ricketts, Dallas Market Center My passion is for home furnishings, and I have had the good fortune to work with many leading companies in manufacturing, branding, sales, merchandising, and customer service. At Dallas Market Center, I have a unique opportunity to bring those fulfilling experiences into a dynamic marketplace that has both a solid reputation and a new momentum to serve more customers with additional home décor resources. With AD&CO, I have traveled Europe, South America and Asia for design inspiration. This was my first trip to Sweden: and Toma and Daniel have made sure it won't be my last.
  5. 5. ABOUT DALLAS MARKET CENTER Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year.
  6. 6. At The Antiques Diva & Co our objective is to make antiques modern. We want to take antiques out of the past, and make them relevant for the way we live today. Today's design aesthetic is more minimal, more paired down - and its quite simply more modern than its ever been before. I think Swedish antiques are perfect to mix in a modern design. You see that in the photo above in an industrial environment. I love the raw, elegant yet rustic contrast: when things contrast everything looks better on than on its own. Juxtaposition is an essential element of design. This look was popularized by Axel Verhoordt's showroom, Kanaal. ~ Toma Clark Haines
  7. 7. Seeing the Italian travertine table paired with a Gustavian bench really opened up my eyes to see how you can combine two different periods from two different countries to create a beautiful pairing. Modern meets antique is like the quintessential pairing of gourmet food and with world class wine. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  8. 8. This setting is all about the mix. The pairing of the classic egg chair with a Swedish clock and console table demonstrates again how well the past and the present combine. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  9. 9. When we talk about education in antiques, AD&CO takes you to see the masters at work. It's imperative to understand the restoration process in order to be an educated buyer and an educated seller. ~ Daniel Larsson
  10. 10. Toma Clark Haines: Today 90% of all Swedish antique furniture has been repainted many times. If you strip back the layers of paint the result is a rich patina of older paint. In the 1980’s and 1990’s American dealers bought a large quantity of Gustavian antiques, stripped everything down to the bare wood and repainted it all white. Today dealers are more aware of preserving the integrity of the piece. They will strip the piece when possible to the original – or primary – paint or secondary or third level. Often these pieces need “touched up” and a little decorative paint is then added as necessary. When purchasing Scandinavian antiques, you must be careful not to get scammed. There are people who rebuild furniture from old parts – and then they label it as Gustavian. It is Gustavian style – but not period or pure pieces. While this “rebuilt” furniture may be beautiful, it’s important to make the distinction that it isn’t original because pieces with better provenance bring higher prices. Make sure you know what you’re paying for. Knowledge is power! Educate yourself before you buy!
  11. 11. I absolutely love these 19th Century Gustavian barrel back chairs with their original paint in their deconstructed state: they've been stripped back to their basics, and look better than they would upholstered. You can see the actual craftsmanship. ~ Toma Clark Haines
  12. 12. Daniel Larsson: In Sweden, good modern quality pieces are popular. Everyone knows mid-century modern is HOT right now but I can also see that Art Deco style is gaining quite a bit of popularity. But the Gustavian style has always been and always will continue to be popular among the Swedes. There isn’t one interior magazine in Sweden, regardless of style, that does not include one Gustavian piece in an issue. Our style is different from rest of Europe. Even IKEA is mimicking the Swedish style. In the 1980’s and 1990’s IKEA did a Swedish 18th C line that today has gained collectors value and is selling for more money than back when it was launched! Have you seen the recent IKEA catalog? They just did their version of a Swedish standing tall case clock.
  13. 13. This is pure Sweden - The sofa, clock, stool and the mirror all come together to tell a story. I was impressed by the level of carving on the sofa. From afar you see simplicity; as you get closer, the details. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  14. 14. When buying Swedish Antiques you really have to be careful to know the difference – are you buying Gustavian STYLE – or Gustavian Period? When we speak of the Gustavian style, we are referring to King Gustav III who reigned as monarch of Sweden from 1771-1792. ~ Daniel Larsson
  15. 15. Urban farmhouse has been a movement in the US for awhile now. I predict we will start the see more of movement toward Swedish antiques being incorporated into the urban farmhouse movement. One could easily add some more modern industrial lighting to this setting to achieve the aesthetic. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  16. 16. The national icon of Sweden could very well be their traditional clocks built between 1790 and 1880. These Swedish clocks fall perfectly in line with the Urban Farmhouse aesthetic. Classic body shapes, these clocks can learn toward a casual lifestyle or be the centerpiece to a room almost as if in a museum. ~ Daniel Larsson
  17. 17. These root bowls are from the 1800's and are a great example of wabi-sabi: the beauty in the imperfect. ~ Toma Clark Haines
  18. 18. Daniel Larsson: King Gustav commissioned to have chairs made for royal palaces – but the style trickled down to the city and then the countryside. What originated as gilt chairs were re-styled by master who used expensive dark woods like mahogany. In the countryside, they used less expensive wood such as pine, birch, alder and beech. Over the years these pieces were then painted in different colors. Traditionally it was part of spring cleaning to repaint the chairs, making them fresh again. Though we think of Swedish style as being white they painted them many colors - blue, yellow, red and even black.
  19. 19. Normally these would not be my style at all, however I fell in love with them for a couple of reasons when I saw them... ~ Derrick Ricketts
  20. 20. I first envisioned these 18th-century Swedish Rococo armchairs with later gilding as host and hostess chairs at the Italian travertine table paired with Kartel armless ghost chairs to complete the setting. That visual creates the ultimate juxtaposition between old and new. The second vision was a completely modern and stark house with these as the chairs in front of the fireplace. The starkness of the modern sensibility of the house allow the chairs to be at even more palatial. Derrick Ricketts:
  21. 21. These Swedish Rococo chairs are reupholstered with a beautiful blue linen. I immediately thought beach house. These would be perfect in front of a huge window overlooking the sea. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  22. 22. Daniel Larsson: In Sweden, master chairmakers sometimes leave their maker’s mark as their signature - this is way to establish their authenticity to the period. Dealers believe it is important to know who made the chair because it gives provenance. However, when the chairs were originally being made the signature was simply a matter of practicality. We Swedes – even in the 18th C – are a practical lot! If you bought a chair and it broke then you knew who to go to fix the chair. The maker’s mark was sort of like a guarantee. “Buy it from me, and if it breaks, bring it back and I’ll repair it.”
  23. 23. Seriously I'm from Texas - how could I not love this chair.... Texans and Swedish Vikings have a lot in common we love the great outdoors wildlife and we are both fiercely independent. This chair is a statement piece of power and it belongs in the Texas office of a CEO. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  24. 24. Pieces like this Gustavian gilt chair with royal blue damask fabric screams "Look at me!". It is a statement piece to be placed in an entry to set the tone, an office to give creditability to achievement, or in a lady's oversized personal closet that reminds her daily of the affluence she has achieved. ~ Derrick Ricketts
  25. 25. Antiques Buying Tours We offer a wide range of custom tour options for your budget, style and time frame. On tour we translate, negotiate and liaise with a shipper to help get your purchases home sweet home across the pond. Buying Services When you can’t travel abroad to source antiques in person we offer Antique Buying Services for trade professionals such as Interior Designers, Antique Dealers, and Store Owners. Shipping and Storage Services Fine art and antiques shipping services from Europe to destinations around the globe. On tour or in our buying services we ship or liaise with your shipper, fill out the purchase orders and shipping paperwork, saving you time and simplifying the process for buying antiques abroad. About The Antiques Diva® &Co
  26. 26. American expat Toma Clark Haines launched The Antiques Diva® & Co in 2008: Toma Clark Haines is an entrepreneur, writer, international speaker, global tastemaker, lifestyle consultant and the founder and CEO of The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe and Asia’s largest antiques touring and sourcing company. She is recognized for her antiques sourcing expertise by design experts including Newell Turner, former editor of House Beautiful and current Editorial Director of Hearst Design Group; Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of Elle Décor; and Dominique Corlett, deputy editor of the English publication Homes & Antiques magazines (the official magazine of The Antiques Roadshow). Clark Haines has been endorsed by Adam Jabko, CEO of Esteem Media and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Editor in Chief Elizabeth Ralls. Toma Clark Haines is The Antiques Diva®
  27. 27. Where do you get your DESIGN INSPIRATION? contact toma@antiquesdiva.com

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