When Danish brand Skagerak’s new collection popped into my inbox, I just knew I had to share their beautiful, soft imagery on here. Released for September, the new collection brings together a range of pieces created in collaboration with a group of designers who all share a common vision and similar values.
Chiming with Skagerak’s core values, they each have a strong belief in design that endures both functionally and aesthetically, through good and honest craftsmanship. Endures in all sorts of settings and preserves its look, function and relevance, regardless of fashions and tastes. It’s an ethos I can certainly identify with.
Each piece tells a story. There’s wooden tables that can be turned into trays, mirrors inspired by the shape of water droplets, a day bed that can be adapted for a variety of uses, and even a lounge chair named after a dialect used in the deep woods of Nicaragua.
Turn Bench, Stool and Mirrors
Created by Danish designer Line Depping, who believes design should be simple and without any feeling of self-exaltation, Turn is characterised by its round edges and compact form. The four curved legs of the table join together on the ground, while the untreated ash reveals a soft, natural grain.
The Turn Mirror, meanwhile, came from rethinking the old craft technique of bending wood. A single piece of ash is used to create a rounded frame for the mirror, where the meeting point serves as the hanging device.
Norwegian design studio Noidoi created the Pulse daybed after he visited families in Copenhagen to learn how personal space is constructed today. Pulse is adaptable and multifunctional – the soft, woollen upholstered mattress can be folded up to reveal a hatch for a magazine holder. The lid concealing the hatch can be used as a serving tray, while the moulded felt magazine holder is removable so it can be easily picked up and moved around the house.
Designed by All the Way to Paris, the Nebulosa bedlinen is named after the Spanish word for an interstellar cloud and the poetic idea of ‘a scene that makes you dream away under the infinite and starry night’. Sounds dreamy right? Made of 100% organic cotton sateen, it is dotted with delicate hand-painted stars and available in three colours.
Miskito Lounge Chair
Designed by Herman Studio, the Miskito chair is inspired by American aesthetics and craftsmanship. The name refers to a Spanish dialect used in the rainforest of Nicaragua. The chair can be folded put to be brought outside, while the cushion is cleverly held in place with a small wooden stick behind the backrest.
The Indskud table, designed by Terkel Skou Steffensen, is a small family of simple side tables in two heights that merge into one element when pushed underneath one another. Designed to fit right into the home and everyday life, the top can also be easily lifted off to function as a serving tray, perfect for when you want to take your coffee to bed!
What do you think of Skagerak’s new collection, any pieces catch your eye?
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Shop the collection here.