Fredericia Furniture

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.

Ready Made Curtain by Kvadrat

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.

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www.kvadrat.dk

Marktgasse Hotel, Zürich

Sponsored by Marktgasse Hotel, Zürich

July 27th – 30th I was invited to visit and photograph the stylish Marktgasse Hotel in Zürich in Switzerland. The newly renovated boutique hotel is located in a historic building from the 15th century in the charming old town of the city. The hotel has 39 individually furnished rooms and I was lucky to stay in a beyond beautiful room on the second floor with a lot of natural light streaming through the windows. I really felt at home met by the kind and helpsome staff in the combinated reception and lobby area. Many of the heritage elements have protected status and are carefully preserved, which bring a cozy atmosphere, personality and charm to the hotel. I love how the hotel has been choosing so much beautiful timeless and eclectic design interiors to the hotel which gives the place so much character. The hotel has a brasserie, a bar and a café where you can enjoy very delicious and healthy food or you can have a before drink in the Baltho bar. With easy access to cafes, muesums, historical monuments, shops and wine bars, one does not need to travel far to experience the joys of being in Zürich.

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Marktgasse Hotel, Marktgassse 17, 8001 Zürich.

11 Howard, New York

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This summer I had the great pleasure to visit and photograph the beautiful design hotel 11 Howard during my summer holiday in New York. With it’s very casual luxury, 11 Howard is destined to become a classic. This innovative hotel combines cutting – edge Scandinavian design with oicially conscious hyperlocalism. More than just an ideal vantage point for downtown exploration, the property is an art spectacle in itself and a community hub partnered with a range of local business and nonprofits. 11 Howard describes its raison d’être as “conscious hospitality”. This begins with the hotel’s design by Space Copenhagen, a Danish firm known for its out-of-the-ordninary approach to interior spaces. 11 Howard is Space’s first project of its kind in New York, and a true standout in the city’s hotel world, with an emphasis not just in form, but on long-term function. The design team has gutted a characterless structure, reinventing the interiors with a dose of Scandinavian minmalism. The rooms contain custom furniture and lightning by Danish brands Mads Raaschou and Gubi, with a few pieces by Sapce Copenhagen themselves, as well as the oak-plank floors with soft natural bamboo area rugs.

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11 Howard has reinvented social spaces, making them multifunctional and moving them to the second floor, as true extensions of the guest rooms. With plentiful tables and chairs, The Library is an ideal place to work, meet, sip tea in the afternoon, or unwind with a cocktail in the evening.  The Library features the iconic Charlottenborg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen (Sika Design), Stay Sofa, Stay Lounge Chair by Gubii and other furnitures collected from around the world.

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The Danish Oliver Gustav is a creative consulent with focus on aesthetic development, art, interior and exterior. His approach to interiors is artisanal and thoughtful. He creates spaces that convey a quite and yet dramatic atmosphere, where the stark and modern are contrasted against rare antique findsand exquisite curiosities. From his  gallery in New York which is placed at the same addrss as 11 Howard, Oliver Gustav offers unique and limited edition pieces , from carefully curated edit of international designers and artists.Howard-7

The rooms on 11 Howard features custom-made wall lamps by Gubi.

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With arched windows facing Howard Street, 11 Howard’s bar and loung welcomes guests to work, mingle and relax. From lihtt and open to sensual and inviting, the bar’s ambiance transformers throughout the day. The blond is a stylsih place to kick off a night in new York, as dark woods, subdues colors, low lighting, and gold accents lend a seductive edge to the sapce, a bronze animal masks glint in the sahdows. The space features the Spine Lounge Petit by Space Copenhagen (Fredericia Furniture).

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When it comes to dinning in New York, authenticity is everything. That’s why we enlisted the experitise of accomplished restaurateur  Stephen Starr to create an extraordinary dining etablishment on property. Le Coucou, a collaboration between Starr and internationally acclaimed chef/restaurateur daniel Rose of Spring and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris, is the consummate french experience. A menu of simple yet refined dishes reflects Rose’s personal version of French cuisine aimed a bringing great food and conviviality to the table. An exceptional list of wines and spirits, paired with the utmost of hospitality, takes dining at Le Coucou to the next level. Designed by Rowan and Williams, guests can enjoy a spectacular meal in the most charming of settings.

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11 Howard, 11 Howard Street, New York, New York

50th anniversary with a classic from Fiskars

Sponsored by Fiskars

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5o years ago Fiskars revolutionized the way the world saw scissors. Not only we’re the orange handled scissors lighter, more comfortable and easier to handle than heavy forged scissors, they also delivered an amazing leap in cutting performance. Since then, over a billion Fiskars scissors have been sold worldwide. Today, their scissors are loved worldwide for their superior cutting performance and legendary durability. They’ve even become part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York. With over 1 billion scissors sold there comes a lot of stories and memories. I’m sure that a lot of you can remember the scissors from your childhood too.
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I can clearly remember the orange Fiskars scissor from my own childhood. My mother always used this beloved scissor in the kitchen, for different crafts so as knitting and sewing. Since I moved into my own home I’ve of course my own orange scissors in different sizes for different activities so as knitting, sewing, cutting paper, wrapping gifts and in my kitchen. On my pictures I’ve been using this iconic scissor to cut flowers for a summer bouquet for my living room. The orange Fiskars Classic Universal scissor is part of my everyday life. There are no scissors who matches the cutting performance as this one has.
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The orange colour has become the symbol of Fiskars and of the world’s first plastic – handled scissors. Both in the U.S. and in Finland the colour, Fiskars OrangeTM, is an officially registered trademark. In 1967 when the first basic models we’re about to be manufactured the designer wanted the scissors to be black, red or green. As the prototype went into production, the machinist decided to finish off the orange colour he had in his machine. The meant prototypes we’re made in four different colours, of which the orange and black we’re most popular. A choice he had to made. An internal vote was taken at Fiskars, and the result gave birth to Fiskars orange- handled scissors. Still Fiskars Classic Universal scissors is produced and tested by hand at the factory in Finland, a factory and a brand known for its high demand on quality and with a heritage back to 1967.