Posts tagged as 'Denmark'

Thu 13.9.

‘Scallop’ side table by Samuel Wilkinson for Versus (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 13.09.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Scallop’ side table by Samuel Wilkinson for Versus

Last year’s Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award winner Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this reduced, minimalist side table for Danish furniture manufacturer Versus. Featuring a barely visible, yet functional indentation designed to ‘help frame and organise objects like a magazines, books, keys or a phone’, the visually light ‘Scallop’ is available in two heights. (more…)

‘minuscule’ chair by Cecilie Manz for Republic of Fritz Hansen

The award-winning Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has developed this understated, upholstered chair for Republic of Fritz Hansen. Described by Manz as a ‘formal chair for informal meetings’, ‘minuscule’ features a hand-stitched, leather-trimmed shell which is supported by a simple and lightweight plastic frame. The design was launched during the Salone del Mobile 2012 fair. Watch the designer explain the idea behind ‘minuscule’ in the video below. (more…)

Close-up of ‘The Pendant’ by Hans J. Wegner

Exactly half a century after its creation in 1962, this iconic ‘The Pendant’ lamp by the late, much-praised Danish architect and designer Hans J. Wegner has recently been reissued by one of Denmark’s oldest producers of fine furniture, Carl Hansen & Søn. Featuring a distinctive, integrated handle, the elegant, height-adjustable lamp is available in three colour variations: white shade with metal handle, black shade with metal handle or brushed aluminium with black handle. (more…)

Detail view of one of the lamps from the ‘Tribeca Edition 1′ collection by Søren Rose Studio; photo by Thomas Ibsen

Copenhagen-based Søren Rose Studio have recently realised this series of New York-inspired, limited-edition lamps called ‘Tribeca Edition 1′. With a noticeable industrial flair, the striking, six-piece collection is composed of handmade brass pendant lights, all of which have been assembled from vintage parts found in the US. We found ourselves particularly drawn to the delicate, molecule-resembling five-lightbulb model featured below. (more…)

Thu 21.6.

‘Visu’ chair by Mika Tolvanen for Muuto (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

‘Visu’ chair by Mika Tolvanen for Muuto

Having recently won the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award, Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen has realised this series of classic plywood chairs for the Scandinavian furniture brand Muuto. Speaking of his design, Tolvanen explained: “The task was to create a personal interpretation of the ever-relevant plywood/shell chair. I wanted my chair to have an unobtrusive and timeless nature that is familiar but never boring and without sacrificing function or ergonomics. In the end, I think every detail is exactly as it is supposed to be.” Available in a wide variety colours, ‘Visu’ series encompasses two different models: with wooden legs or a steel wire base. (more…)

Detail of ‘Poet’s Book Hanger’ by Jakob Jørgensen for Danish Crafts

A clever and relatively less space-demanding alternative to traditional bookshelves and cabinets, this neat book hanger has been devised by a Copenhagen-based furniture designer Jakob Jørgensen. Composed of a plain wooden mounting and a number of ‘sticks’ which can also double as bookmarks, ‘Poet’s Book Hanger’ was developed for Danish Crafts‘ MINDCRAFT12 exhibition which was organised on the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2012 fair and showcased 16 new works by 12 contemporary Danish artists and designers. (more…)

Healthcare Centre for Cancer Patients by Nord Architects Copenhagen

Coincidentally, today’s second featured project also comes from the Danish capital, this time in a form of a recently-completed convalescent centre for patients battling or recovering from one of the most fundamental of diseases, cancer. Realised in 2011 by Nord Architects Copenhagen near the Copenhagen city centre and Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), the striking, white-clad centre comprises a number of individual, yet interconnected by a common multifaceted roof houses, which ‘provide the space needed for a modern health facility, without losing the comforting scale of the individual.’ (more…)

The woollen cushion is held in place by a leather lace which has been simply tied around the seat

Born to a Swedish mother and Danish father, the Copenhagen-based designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm‘s designs are characterised by the quintessentially Scandinavian simplicity, lightness of form and effortlessly casual flair. Now, following her Gym the Luxe, Beddo and Norr projects, all of which feature a sombre, minimalist colour palette limited to charcoal grey and natural wood hues, she has created this equally reduced stool named after designer’s eldest son, Georg. The four-legged ash wood and wool stool was developed for Danish Crafts‘ MINDCRAFT12 exhibition which was organised on the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2012 fair and showcased 16 new works by 12 contemporary Danish artists and designers. (more…)

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