Welcome to our website HaresFur! We are UK based dealers located in Leicestershire who specialise in Scandinavian design. We are focused on providing our customers with high quality, original, design-led Nordic items in glass, ceramics, metalware (mostly bronze or silver), teak, textiles, jewellery and art. Along with my husband, Kevin, we have been collectors of such items for about 20 years and have traded since 2018 both at antiques fairs and online. We source most of our items directly from the Nordic countries. And we sell worldwide.
We take the name Haresfur from the famous layered matt glaze that is often found on Scandinavian studio ceramics which has the look of wet animal fur. Our focus is on Nordic items from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland from the second half of the Twentieth Century as that is the period that these countries had the biggest influence on international style and design. They helped to shape the modernist style that became typical in the mid-century period with its sleek designs, freeform shapes and unadorned surfaces. You will also find some items for sale from the earlier part of the Twentieth Century, especially the Art-Deco period of the 1920s and 30s, and we do stock a few mid-century items of great design from other countries from time to time as well.
When we say we are design-led that means it is the style and look of a piece, its originality and sometimes its place in design history that is most important to us. We stock beautiful, stylish objects from everyday mass-produced things to iconic, exhibition pieces to one-off works of art and unique items. Whether you are a collector of Scandinavian items, interested in modernist design more generally, are looking to use original Scandinavian items in an interior decoration scheme, just want something beautiful for your home or are looking for a gift for a friend or family member we aim to have something for you to choose that you will love.
We update the stock on our website on a monthly basis and subscribers to our free newsletter will always get an early preview of new stock before they are listed on the website. We also use the newsletter and our blog posts to keep you updated on fairs in the UK where we will be selling. From time to time we will profile the work of a particular designer or studio with a short, illustrated article on our blog posts, often linked to related items we have for sale. You can also follow us on instagram, pinterest and twitter. Links on the home-page.
We hope you find something to tempt you. Do make and enquiry if you are interested in buying something or want more information on an item with no obligation to buy.
A unique dish by Carl-Harry Stalhane for Rorstrand, Sweden.
A glass vase from 1959 by Tapio Wirkkala for iittala, Finland
Scandinavian ceramics, various designers