June Design Crushes
I have been so inspired recently with the launch of new collections at design festivals Like Milan Design Week, 3 days of Design and Clerkenwell Design Week. Sadly I didn't get to go as was too busy with the full time job, but I have definitely been left swooning over the design. I've put together a short round up of some of my recent crushes...
The Knitting Chair - MENU
MENU have been killing it recently with their product launches including the beautiful and sculptural plinth (one of my favourite designed coffee tables and can be see in this recent blog post , the Zet shelves and the collection of Echasse vases which I now own the small version of) So, when they announced the relaunch of the Knitting Chair, I wasn't at all surprised.
Designed in 1951 by architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen, this chair was only limited to 100 editions at the time and the fact that it's going back into production production with MENU is any design enthusiast's dream. The sculptural and minimalist chair is made with a deep dark stained solid frame and an enveloping grey-brown aniline leather seat pad. Designed to help with lumbar support, this chair boasts functionality as well as aesthetics. It will be available from September 2018!
Lines by Josephine Aune - Odem Atelier
As you can see from my recent post on my June Wishlist, i'm a big fan of the concept Store Odem Atelier. I love keeping an eye on the new artists they bring on board, and one that i'm loving at the moment is Josephine Aune, who also happens to be Elle's Sweden fashion editor (it's not hard to see where she gets her artistic flair from..).
The series of brushwork paintings are entitled 'Just Like Sunshine Stains' - quite an unusual name at first, but actually perfectly encapsulates the feeling and aesthetic behind the works. Josephine combines different shades of gold, cream and black accents as well as different materials until a series that was conceptualised when she found peace after a difficult period in 2017. Her work is extremely meditative, every piece is completely unique, exuding elegance and a subtle purity.
Nuura Lighting - A new Danish Design Studio
I discovered this relatively new Danish brand via the lovely Abi Dare from These Four Walls recently when she got their Opal table lamp for her beautiful living room renovation, and fell in love with the simple soft lighting from the Nordic company. Fronted by designer Sofie refer, the name of the collection is Miira meaning 'beautiful vision' and is also named after her daughter Mira, whom she draws a lot of her inspiration from. The white opal shades contrast perfectly with the neatly rounded metal which comes in a dark grey. The mouth blown glass gives off a beautiful and soft light, perfect in the corner of your living room or overhanging your dining table for a cosy night in alone or with friends. The collection includes two chandeliers with a choice of 13 or 6 pendants as well as table and wall lamps. It also comes in a clear glass that has a subtle embossing on it, but my choice would definitely be for the white opal version. View the collection here.
The Ovo Chair - by Erik Jørgensen
As i'm on the lookout for a new lounge chair, it's only natural that the launch of new chairs always catch my eye. The story behind the design is just as fascinating as the design itself; it is said that it's British designer, Damian Williamson, thought up the idea for Ovo when conceptualising a 'huge sheet of fresh pasta draped over an extra-large wooden rolling pin'. As funny as that sounds, you can see this concept clearly translated in this chair as the leather almost looks draped atop it's steel frame. It's a striking chair, and very deep too, making it the perfect chair to just kick back and enjoy a good book and a gin & tonic. Find out more here
And that sums up a couple of my June crushes. I'm sure I will be adding more to the list very soon...
all words and thoughts my own and images all belong to the brands with credit under each image.