Earlier this month, I traveled to Stockholm for their design week. Stockholm is famous for showing the very best Scandinavian furniture and lighting, and Stockholm Design Week 2017 did not disappoint! In true Scandi style, bleached wood, elegant curves and pops of peach dominated.
The Shadow Light by Faro Barcelona
Form meets function in this outdoor beacon lamp, which has been designed to also work as a stool. The cut out design casts perfect geometric shadows and is powered by a warm source of LED light. This piece would be fabulous for adding interest to a contemporary outdoor space. The shadow it casts is almost Moorish, which is a really unusual twist.
The Andersen Chair by Andersen
I love the way the smallest details can transform a piece of furniture. The Andersen Chair by Andersen seems simple at first glance – but the decorative touch of brass which caps each leg adds a touch of something special.
The Knot Cushion by Design House Stockholm
A totally innovative take on the classic scatter cushion – inspired by architectural forms and perfect for bringing an element of fun as well as some texture and colour into a living space.
The Botanic Shelf by Adea
I spotted this innovative shelving solution by Adea, The Botantic Shelf – a great way to incorporate a touch of Greenery into your interior space or also work as a stylish room divider. The solid brass shelves are flexible and can be positioned where you want them allowing you to create new shapes and storage options whenever you get bored!
The Marble Disc Table by Mater
I love these the versatile and timeless side tables by Mater. The pairing of Indian marble and oak work really well together and give the pieces a really strong Nordic character.
One notable trend that I thought was worth sharing with you was wood manipulation…We would have been disappointed if pale, raw wood finishes didn’t make a big impact at the world’s largest Scandi furniture show. True to form, bleached wood was everywhere but not always as you would expect.
It was incredible to see how wood was manipulated to emulate feminine fabrics – the wood used for the Jenny Ekdahl ‘Dear Disaster’ cabinet has the same effect as sequins and Lukas Dahlen worked with wood in such a way to make it appear as though the wood is a series of wooden straps.