Sponsored by Illums Bolighus Aarhus
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.
Illums Bolighus, Lille Torv 2, 8000 Aarhus
Sponsored by Fredericia Furniture
I recently had the great plaesure to try, style and photography the functional beauty ‘ The Stingray rocker’ and the ‘Pon table’ by Fredericia Furniture.
The Stingray rocker was designed by the Danish architect Thomas Pedersen. Stingray is a dynamic chair that invites a variety of sitting positions. The unconventiontionally organic shape emerged as a response to the requirements of today’s modern lounging requirements. Stingray’s designer , Thomas perdersen, is often inspired by organic shapes found in nature, and found the flowing shape of the stingray as the perfect muse for his final exam project at the Aarhus school of Architecture ion 2002. It’s very easy to see the shell resembling a giant stingray moving gracefully through the water.
The comfortable Stingray invites the user to sit back and relax in a variety of ergonomic positions. The bold design is daring an unorthodox, while at the same time it’s possible to see the inspiration from fiberglass chair designs of 1950’s. With both old and new influence, Stingray fits perfectly in a room of any decorative style.
The Pon serie of side table was designed by Jasper Morrison in 2015.Jjasper Morrison describes Pon as an alternative to the “‘overrated and badly named ‘coffe table'”. Instead of taking of space, the påon tables’ modest size meansd they can be used in front of a sofa as well as a beside a low chair.
Pon is made of solid oak or ash. The strong focus on the material is enchanced by the fact that Pon lacks the usual distinction between table top and underframe. Instead, the table top, column and fott form an integrate whole. The Pon tables stand as distinct yet unpresuming sculptures in any room, in addition to which the solid wood will pastinhate beautifully over time.
Sponsored by Georg Jensen
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.
Georg Jensen, Sdr. Fasanvej 7, 2000 Frederiksberg
Sponsored by Fredericia Furniture.
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.
Fredericia Furniture, Løvstræde 1, 4. floor, 1152 Copenhagen.
Sponsored by Kvadrat .
I recently had the great pleasure to try, style and photograph the Danish Kvadrat’s new Ready Made Curtains designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The Ready Made Curtains has a clever hanging solution. The two corners got a connecting piece, the ends the two main mechanism, the cord was easily to being pulled tight by winding the handles, and the fabrics easily being put up by attaching pegs and simply hanging it onto the cord. Awesome materials, innovation and functionality characterizes the beautiful curtains from Kvadrat. I’ve chosen the grey hanging mechanism with Ace 103 textile with a gorgeous texture.
I was inspired by the Danish summer, beach, corals, light, textures, materials and movement for my styling of ready Made Curtains for Kvadrat. I always find the proces of finding a theme for my styling assignments very exciting and challenge. I prefere to find a topic to get inspired by which makes the styling job even more interesting.