Simon Legald’s lounging ode to the cozy Danish custom of hygge introduces its newest family members, including stools and side chairs in iterations for every application.
Anderssen & Voll translated the Chinese rice-paper shade into frosted opal glass for their fellow Danes at New Works—and the effect is sublime. The milky shade sits on a tabletop or taller floor stem, or opt for the pendants in a trio of sizes.
This splendid screen aptly illustrates the genesis of the Space Copenhagen Lunar Collection for Stellar Works, a fusion of Nordic contemporary and Chinese motifs. The eternal steadying presence of the moon goddess Chang'e serves as muse for the furniture group, including this screen, framed in solid wood and with a burnished brass-plate.
Studio Kaksikko specializes in ceramic tableware, and this sculptural earthenware vase (also available in warm terra-cotta and in two sizes) conveys the handwork the Helsinki creators are known for—no doubt why Muuto tapped them.
The bronze electroplated steel and mouth-blown glass diffuser of the Bai Ma Ma Pendant contain double-play of LED sources. Among one of the many versions, from wall hanging to chandelier, in the Bai family by Neri&Hu for the Barcelona boutique brand Parachilna.
Danes consider hygge (pronounced hue-guh) as a moment or feeling of well-being, even contentment, whether it’s special or not, whether alone or not. Simon Legald taps this state of mind and comfort with his Hyg Family for Normann Copenhagen. Not surprisingly, he launched the collection last year with lounge chairs and sofas—just the kind of items to curl up on in delight. The soft contours embrace. The ample expression is so relaxed. No wonder they decided to prolong that fuzzy feeling at work on a Hyg Swivel Chair. Or at dinner on Hyg Side Chair. Or at the bar on a steel-based Hyg Stool. Hyg equals happy.
Thirteen hours is a long time to fly only to sit on the job, but I did just that during the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair, an annual trek to this stunning city that also gives me an excuse to wrap up in my winter favorites. Seating is a key category for our clients, commercial and residential, and here are 5 edits worth a sit...
As cinemaphiles await on the edge of their seat to see if “Parasite”—South Korea's first Oscar-nominated film—also becomes the Academy’s first non-English language film to win best picture this Sunday, a couple of the hit’s major characters are also in the limelight: the homes.
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