Giving a nod to traditional Japanese furniture, Copenhagen-based Ferm Living offers Kona, an architectural wood daybed. With a name derived from the Japanese word for corner, the platform frame is made from sturdy oak veneer and features a low headboard and raised back panel perfect for resting up against. The versatile piece can also be used as a single bed for overnight guests and can be configured with either a left-or right-hand orientation. A coordinating side table that peeks out from under the bed frame is also available.
- 25.6" h x 81.5" w x 38.2" d (65x207x97cm)
- Seat height: 8.1" (20.6cm)
Lacquered oak veneer, MDP
Made in Latvia
Graphic designer Trine Andersen couldn’t find wallpaper for her new home, so she decided to do it herself. The Danish-born entrepreneur launched Ferm Living in Copenhagen in 2006 and, before long, her distinct vision spanned a wide lifestyle range that includes indoor and outdoor furnishings and accessories for adults and kids. Trine’s graphic eye can be seen in the strikingly minimalist lighting as well as room-warming textiles, and her Scandinavian sensibility for craft and color throughout the collection.
The brand’s unusual name was actually taken from her grandmother’s expression, “ferm på fingrene,” meaning skilled with one’s hands. With that paeon to quality in mind, Ferm Living continues to create collections of furniture, lighting and accessories that reflect authentic design and clear functionality while furthering a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. Trine also pays it forward with designing collaborators who also happen to be women, among others, Spanish-Swiss designer Helena Rohner, Finnish Anni Pitkäjärvi and Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä of Studio Finna, and fellow Danes Leise Dich Abrahamsen and Anne Wendlandt.