I´ve had the great pleasure to style and photograph Montanas Flutter in the new sunkissed colour Camomile. I just fell in love with this happy colour at first sight. Beautiful Camomile with it’s soothing smooth and calm tone that naturally attracts light just like a little sun. Camomile has inspired me to reorganize my photo studio with the gorgeous Flutter for a more personalized and creative studio. I love how Camomile affects both my mood and my creativity into a positive direction while I’m working in my photo studio. I’m working as a photographer where I’m dependent of a good daylight and the colour Camomile makes the light more soft with it’s calm tone. Flutter is the perfect solution to store my photo tools, books and props. It’s even possible for me to hide all my mess behind the doors which make my studio more minimalistic and inspiring during my work.
Every eight years, Montanas develops a new colour palette. Their latest colour palette was created in collaboration with colour expert Margrethe Odgaard. The new scheme explores how the colourss relate to one another, to our bodies, to other materials, and to their spatial surroundings. Margrethe Odgaard is an award winning designer whose work is driven by a constant exploration and development of colors.
The process of developing a new colour scheme- and by extension , of peering into the future of colours (a fundamental part of the Montana DNA) – has been long, winding, and fascinating road. The process of developing the new colour scheme has been rooted in a body-mind philosophy: the relief that our bodies long to be cared for, to be heard, and to have a space. The colours should, in every way possible, refer to the body and relate to sensory perception and tactility. The names of the colors all refer to the senses and are easy to remember and pronounce examples include Truffle, Pomelo, Chamomile , Oyster, Mushroom and Pine. Their new range of colours counts 30 poetic and complex colours.
All their products are both designed and made in Denmark. Likewise all 42 colours are waterbed lacquer and EU Ecolabel – certified.
On Saturday February 24th from 11-16 Illums Bolighus Aarhus is inviting to the opening of their new FDB furniture universe on their 3. floor. Besides good offers they will spoil you with delicious refreshments.
In the beginning of the ’40s some young and brave architects was asked to develop beautiful, functional design furnitures to attractive prices. Good furniture design and high quality shouldn’t be reserved for the most wealthy in the society. Now, 76 years after the “FDB Møbler” has been revived with old classics and new modern furnitures will be developed from the same values.
I had the great pleasure to style and photograph the iconic bench for Illums Bolighus Aarhus.
J83B bench. Ordinary price. 3.499 DKK. Illums Bolighus price 2.499 DKK on both February 24th and 25th.
Iconic bench designed by the still living designer from the FDB architect studio, Jørgen Bækmark.
I recently had the great pleasure to try, style and photography the EJ 5 Corona chair and the EJ-197 Insula Piccoli Wood table in oak. I even had a chance to design my own Corona chair which was a very exciting experience. I’ve chosen fabric from Kvadrat and spring steel in champagne.
The Insula Table is a flexible table series available as a bar table, coffee table, dinning table and and coffee table. The new edition Insula Piccolo Wood is made in oak and made for a beautiful nordic look. Nature and organic forms are part of the inspiration of the table series Insula, designed by Anne-Mette Bartholin Jensen and Morten Ernst in 2009.The shape of the table is dynamic and appealing – and matches numerous contexts. Insult functions, as the name suggests, as well small islands. The coffee tables can be placed together or in groups, resembling clusters of islands.
EJ 5 Corona speaks for itself. Simple and charismatic like the wreath or corona that can be seen around the sun during full solar eclipse. Corona became a classic a long time ago and has already appeared in numerous films, fashion editorials and music videos. Poul M. Volther was inspired by the human anatomy when he designed Corona which is why it looks light but as strong as spine.
Erik Jørgensen was a trained upholsterer. In 1954, he founded a small workshop in the Danish town Svendborg , where his expertise as an upholsterer was in high demand from the local community. In the 1960s and 1970s, developed a smal sofa collection with craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics and top priorities. Today, this second-generation family-owned company continues to be known for its high quality and upholstery expertise.
Erik Jørgensen Home Showroom, Bredgade 76, 1260 København K.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend the Scandi Design Tour 2017 together with other bloggers from Europe, organised by Georg jensen and Fredericia Furniture.
On the second day of these two day we visited the Georg Jensen HQ in Copenhagen. Senior vp of design Nicholas Marville held a craftmamship tour in their smithy. He told us about the process of making the most aestheticly beautiful and perfectly crafted silver pieces by silversmeths who are specially trained in a four year Georg Jensen apprenticeship. I just found it very exciting and fascinating to get ‘behind the scene’ and get a peek into the process of the silversmiths work with their many tools.
Likewise we saw a part of how the famous Torun Bangle designed by the talented Swedish Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübeis is crafted. We even tried some of the working procedures in the process by ourself guided by a silversmith. I loved to try the feeling of sewing in the beautiful silver piece and to sense the structur of the material in my hands. It was really an amazing experience.
Lastly we visited their Design Lab where we met the famous designer Aurélien Barby who designed their newly launched cocktail collection Sky. It was pretty awesome to hear the story of how the organic shapes in the collection came to live in a process and to see the amount of prototyping that goes into the design of a single product.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend the Scandi Design Tour 2017 together with a group of bloggers from Europe, organised by Fredericia Furniture and Georg Jensen.
On the first day we visited the new Frederica showroom where Thomas Graversen, second generation owner of the family business and his son Rasmus Graversen held a craftsmanship and history tour in the showroom.
The visit at Fredericia also included a meeting with a craftsman from Tränsjo Garveri who showed us how the leather of the iconic Spanish chair is carefulyl cut , smoothened and colored on the sides. The Spanish chair was designed by Børge Mogensen i 1958, the second chair he designed using a combination of solid wood and saddle leather forming the seat and back.
In the afternoon we visited design studio Space Copenhagen. The design duo consisting of Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou. They told us a bit about their visions, their design process and their experiences with designing the Swoon chair and Spine collection that they’ve designed for Fredericia Furniture. In the evening we had an amazing dinner on Fredericia Furniture’s rooftop and made our own coocktail with the new Georg Jensen Sky bar collection.