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.’
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.
All image courtesy Ferm Living