the spring furniture fairs are in full swing now and i’m sad not be headed to scandinavia this week for the stockholm furniture and light fair – always such an inspiring and uplifting show that speaks of emerging home interior design trends for many seasons to come.
since i’m not headed off on a jet-plane, i’ve instead rounded up a few of my favourite new designs to share with you, gleaned from the numerous press releases and emails that have landed in my inbox this past month – enjoy!
danish design brand &tradition have several new furniture designs for spring and all of them are pretty darn swoon-worthy, as is the accompanying campaign imagery that captures the sumptuous richness of the tactile velvet upholstery. i’m not usually drawn to such opulent textiles but there’s something about the juxtaposition of decadent velvets with striking geometry that really appeals to me.
the catch lounge chair by spanish designer jaime hayon is probably my favourite of the new designs – the high reclined back and elongated seat create a captivatingly playful silhouette that seems to offer a warm, comforting embrace that emphasises hayon’s penchant for humour and personification.
a lounge chair should be inviting to look at. in a way, it should be almost irresistible. meaning you can’t help but sit back, get comfortable and have a chat. ~ jaime hayon
i’ve been a fan of the fly chair by space copenhagen since it’s 2013 launch, so its great to see a smaller version released for ss17, that i cannot help but envision having in the corner of my living room..
created with the ultimate comfort in mind, the loose cushions that comprise the back can be arranged and rearranged to suit your personal preferences, alluding to a typically nordic aesthetic with a slatted back, handcrafted solid oak frame and organic shaped elements. “we like the idea that comfort comes first,” says &tradition brand manager martin kornbek hansen. “with the fly chair small, it’s a modern design that encompasses classic woodworking techniques drawing on the beauty of natural materials destined to age gracefully over time. the epitome of tradition fused with innovation.”
i swear i love every single thing norm architects turn their hand to, despite spanning a huge range of disciplines, from industrial design, commercial interiors, art direction and, now, artwork.
inspired by the decay and imperfections of nature, sabi leaves is the brand’s new of art prints for danish online poster site paper collective, featuring tarnished leaves photographed up-close and in detail. combining soft grey tones and graphic presentation with meticulous and detailed photography, the 4 prints in the series form a tribute to the decay and imperfection whose beauty is often overlooked in nature, architecture and design.
though the leaves may be on the point of dematerialisation – extremely faint and fragile – they still possess an undiminished poise and strength of character.” ~ jonas bjerre-poulsen
GRØD x BROSTE COPENHAGEN
it is said you should breakfast like a king. well in scandinavia a good and royal start to the day begins with porridge. so broste copenhagen have partnered with copenhagen speciality porridge restaurant grød, to design the perfect range of tableware expressing this nordic tradition in a modern design. the range is not only used in the restaurant itself but also now available to buy for home use as well.
there are 4 rustic stoneware products in the range – a mug, 2 different shaped bowls and a deep plate – which are not only visually pleasing, but tactile to hold in the hand as well. a perfect serving vessel for a warming morning bowl of grød, indeed!
ferm living always present highly desirable new additions each season and ss17 is no exception. the popular herman chair has been given a seasonal update and upholstered in beautiful kvadrat fjord textiles for an even more swoonworthy version.
these chairs were already high on my wishlist for my new flat and now i’m coveting the grey/rust combo (left) for both bedroom and dining room. there are also dark grey and dark green upholstery combos available – which would you choose?
ferm have also introduced a new bedding range, hush, made from super soft organic cotton with a delicate ‘milky way’ wash of dots adorning the fabric. such a sweet little design, available in both children’s and adult’s bed sizes.
lastly, the beautiful new rodan coffee table by pinch, launched at maison et objet in paris last month, caught my eye for its quiet elegance and attention to craft detailing that is characteristic of russell pinch and oona bannon’s approach to furniture design.
available in white oiled oak, natural black american walnut or black stained ash, the design is both striking, yet refined, inspired by the restraint and detailing of the iconic shaker box.
combining a turned solid wood top with a thick, sturdy base, the lip is then secured using the classic shaker swallowtail lapper detail, which allows the wood to expand and contract over time.
all imagery via respective brands