there’s nothing like the imminent arrival of a new season to see your email inbox nearly fit to burst! with the london design festival on the horizon and the distinct hint of chill in the air, everyone from the big high street names to independent designers are releasing new aw17 products to the market, and everywhere you look there are fabulous new designs to coo over.
here are just a few that have caught my eye this week..
this autumn one of my favourite scandinavian home accessories brands, broste copenhagen, will present their very first furniture collection, and i’m delighted to see that their strong design identity and brand dna suffuse the silhouettes, colours and materials of this new range. with the same great attention to tactility that they pay to their ceramics and cutlery, the luxurious furniture range is upholstered with plush ‘can’t resist reaching out to touch’ velvet, in a colour palette that ranges from warm tans to drizzle grey, with hues of deep matte blues accented by muted shades of gold. in’t that sumptuous daybed calling out to you?
kristina dam studio
i first came across kristina dam studio back in 2014 when she exhibited her exquisite architectural art prints at the former home london trade show. since then i’ve kept a close eye on her work and this season i am totally coveting her new sculptural furniture designs, which pairs striking geometric shapes with strong tactile materials including marble, oak, steel and glass. blurring the line between art and design, all the pieces have a refined elegance whilst retaining the strong architectural identity i’ve come to associate with her work. the bauhaus trolley is probably my favourite of the new designs, serving equally well as a drinks cart, side table or plant stand, but i can also see the graphic book/magazine rack slotting perfectly into my home as well – it’s a statement piece all on its own as well as being hugely functional, don’t you agree?
following the launch of their multi-functional buddy table lamp designed by mads sætter-lassen last year, northern lighting have now added the buddy wall light to the range, designed for installation to interior walls, freestanding structures, columns and supports. this simple yet elegant wall light is perfectly suited to a minimalist, nordic-inspired aesthetic, and utilises a multi-directional shade and understated contours to function equally well as a bedside companion or a targeted office or reading nook spotlight, in both public and private spaces.
skandinavisk candles have long been a staple in my home (in fact, i have københavn burning as i type!), so i was delighted to discover their new escapes collection, full of scents which capture the feeling of relaxation and contentment that escaping into the wilds of nature can bring, with each fragrance intended to leave a lasting impression of nordic peace and tranquillity. three unique scandinavian locations have inspired the new collection: lysning (forest glade), which captures the scent of mosses & lichens, pine needles & cloudberry; heia (heathland), which marries heather with thyme, bearberry & leaf sap; and rosenhave (rose garden), a fragile fragrance of alba rose & elderflower, blackcurrant buds & lily of the valley. the new range also marks a departure from skandinavisk’s existing visual identity, with the rapeseed wax candles being hand-poured into a beautiful white embossed ceramic vase, and topped with a raw oak lid, as opposed to their standard matte glass containers. i can’t wait to snap up a set for myself!
last up on the september edit is the new studio craft collection from denby, which has a lovely hand-thrown, handmade feel about it, with beautiful textural glazes providing a speckled effect reminiscent of the 1970s crockery set we had in my childhood home. inspired by the trend for slow purposeful living, this artisan collection combines smooth and ridged textured pieces in a rustic wood-inspired palette that blends beautifully to create a lovely visual aesthetic when stacked on open-plan shelving, or mixed and matched on the dinner table. this 70s boho vibe is definitely having a bit of a moment just now and it’s certainly a warm, inviting style that i can see working its way into my interior as the winter months draw in.
have any of these new designs caught your eye? what are you currently coveting for autumn/winter 2017?