Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Just a quick blog post today, I’m off to Copenhagen for the northmodern furniture fair! What better way to get into the mood for Scandinavian design than a look at Ferm Living’s new Autumn/Winter 2016 collection.

Entitled ‘Subtle Dwelling’, the collection has a strong minimalist aesthetic and an artisan approach, focusing on simple shapes, textural surfaces and contrasting finishes. The colour palette is deep and dark, with vibrant hues next to dusty, earthy tones and monochrome colourways. New furniture designs have streamlined silhouettes, while a new lighting series has interchangeable forms for endless combinations.

Ferm Living says of the collection: ‘Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture – telling stores of lingering Sundays.’

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
The Mingle Table features coloured veneer or linoleum tops. They come in six carefully chosen colours and can be mix and matched with the trestles
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
The Haze vitrine is a freestanding cabinet crafted from powder-coated metal and armoured glass, a bit of mid-century design mixed with contemporary clean lines
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
A quiet corner, perfect for a slow Sunday with the Herman chair. The backrest wraps around the back for support
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
With multiple shapes and colours, Ferm Living’s interchangeable lighting system allows lights to be customised to your heart’s content. Choose your lam shade and socket pendant, adding a decorative brass ring to complete the design – the perfect balance between classic and contemporary
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
Dark, muted colours and layered textures
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
The Ripple Glass series comprises four glasses and a carafe. Designed to be stackable, they have vertical ripples giving them a textural flourish
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
A focus of the new collection is pattern, seen here in a graphic array of cushions
Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
Pair patterned cushions with a dark background for a strong contrast and clean look

There’s something about the shots that brings to mind MENU’s Modernism Reimagined images from the Spring (see them here), with their dark, moody atmosphere and autumnal tones. Perhaps these Scandinavian brands are simply growing up and coming of age, favouring craftsmanship and an honest expression over particular trends or complicated finishes.

Perhaps all you need is a beautiful functional chair that’s timeless and not just more objects to clutter shelves and gather dust? Maybe, they’re trying to teach us to more closely consider what’s in our homes and what we really need – with furniture and objects designed to last and have longevity. Here, you can certainly sense that Ferm Living are honing their craft and perfecting their aesthetic to a ‘t’. It’s one of my favourite collections of theirs yet.

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection
Ferm Living’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

All image courtesy Ferm Living

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