Last year a visit to ferm LIVING’s The Home made me think about colour in a completely new light (see the post here), so I was intrigued when images for their new spring/summer 2018 collection popped into my inbox last week.
Here, the Danish design brand present a rich and inviting world, brought to life with a calm, neutral colour palette, bold geometries and contrasting textures. While soft grieges and faded pinks form a backdrop, luxurious shades of red wine, forest green and midnight blue provide a grown-up take on Scandinavian style. There’s a happy balance between pared-back minimalism and negative space, delicate detail and bold pattern. They say:
‘With a warm and welcoming home as our base, we find serenity in a fast-paced world. Surrounded by the comfort of our favourite things, our home is a haven from the musts and shoulds of everyday life and a space of freedom to be grounded in the present.’
‘Cherishing the precious moments of imperfection, our home is a softly curated space of things that tell our story. An atmospheric place full of contrasts, just like ourselves.’
New this season are round Plant Boxes, complementing the already popular rectangular ones. With slender, powder-coated metal legs and a wooden top, they’re ideal for plants or storing books and smaller items, doubling up as a side table. Wall-mounted Plant Boxes can also be dotted along a wall and used as handy hallway storage.
It is the Bau watering cans which have particularly caught my eye though. With their minimalist expression and thin spout, they would be a beautiful addition to any garden or balcony space.
With soft furnishings and accessories there’s new Desert rugs, made using a tufting technique to create a rich, cushion-y pile. They come in a series of dark colours with expressive, abstract patterns. The textured throws in stripes bring to mind some of the hand-weaved textiles I saw in Morocco and provide a pop of pattern.
These floating shelves are new too. Made of plated steel with brass or chrome details, they’re called Flying Shelves and bring to mind a beautiful piece of contemporary art.
Corduroy’s coming back into fashion, but not as a pair of flares. These richly coloured cushions provide an element of luxury to an otherwise neutral colour scheme. The stripes add texture and offer an alternative to velvet that’s very popular at the moment.
The new collection offers a lot in terms of storage and organisation, take the Wooden Multi Shelf above to display knick-knacks, or the minimalist black Coat Hanger below.
I’ve got a few items on my shopping list, but I would love to know what catches your eye?
The new collection will released on ferm LIVING’s webshop and stores across the world in the Spring, with the first products dropping in February.
All images courtesy ferm LIVING