Those Walls Need Some Colours

Catherineholm Enamelware. Photo taken from www.cathrineholmfan.com

Cathrineholm Enamelware. Photo taken from www.cathrineholmfan.com

We’re both huge fans of Cathrineholm enamelware designs. Not only are they true legacies of Scandinavian vintage (they were manufactured from the 1900s to 1970s), their bold and contrast colours are perfect to accentuate the room, especially if you already painted it all white. Contrary to what many people believe, Cathrineholm isn’t a person. It is a name of a factory located outside of Halden, Norway. The bad news is that the factory was closed due to financial difficulties in 1975 after 146 years in operation and is now no longer in existence. This means that all original Cathrineholm enamelware that are in circulation today are collectible items that don’t come cheap. The good news is there is a very talented illustrator named Jan Skacelik.

A few months ago while we were looking for an iconic Scandinavian print to decorate our white walls, we stumbled upon some fantastic work by Jan Skacelik, an illustrator based in Czech Republic, who happened to be inspired by Scandinavian designs. He has a really broad collection of art prints ranging from kitchenware to Star Wars characters. Among those all, these two are our favourites.

Kitchen Happiness Art Print by Jan Skacelik

Kitchen Happiness Art Print by Jan Skacelik

Catherineholm Enamelware Art Print by Jan Skacelik

Catherineholm Enamelware Art Print by Jan Skacelik

The other good news is that we’re now stocking dozens of his wonderful art works. All prints are authentic and signed by Jan Skecelik himself on the back. They were printed using archival inks that were meant to last for a very long time. You may browse the Art Prints section and see if you find one that might win your heart.