Olsson & Jensen is a Swedish design company that sells vintage furniture and decor throughout Sweden and other countries. Enjoy our Hand-picked vintage and interior decoration products.
Visit the Website: www.olssonjensen.com
Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design offers an extensive range of woven textiles for modern living. Bold and simple patterns, natural materials, a down to earth sensibility - our style is all about comfort, colour and ease-of-use. Our designs can be combined either with modern or traditional interiors.
Since 1989, we have been committed to honest design and a modern interpretation of Scandinavian textile traditions.
Finnish textile designer, Johanna Gullichsen was born in Somero, southern Finland. Before finding an interest in textiles she studied art history, literature and languages at the University of Helsinki. She then pursued education in the skill of weaving at Porvoo Crafts School.
Gullichsen describes her approach to design: "Handweaving with the loom is my inspiration for exploring techniques and patterns. That's how most of my designs are born. Craft is a living design tool for me, always included in the narrative of my textiles. I am especially interested in the construction of fabrics and I am drawn to technically challenging designs, even though the final product might seem simple. The ready-made products that I design are defined by the fabric itself; by its material or by its pattern."
Visit the Website: www.johannagullichsen.com
Hälsa is a Swedish firm with growing international presence which blends traditional handcrafts with technology in order to take your sleep quality to a higher level.
We are inspired by the nature.
Hälsa is inspired by nature with an appreciation of Swedish tradition. It conveys peaceful nature, deep lakes and the breeze of endless Swedish forests offering you a peaceful sleep during the night.
We bring handcrafts together with technology.
With Hälsa we bring handcrafts of the past together with technology of the future... Each of our mattresses use innovative technologies which are shaped with hand skills of masters.
Visit the Website: www.sanghalsa.se
The Nordic design is a distinct characteristic of Vifa audio products. Keynotes are respect for materials, for details, and for the user. The music listener’s experience has been key to the realization of simple, yet desirable solutions.
The products are for anyone who values exclusive design just as much as great sound.
Creating authentic sound is a matter of orchestration. It’s the art of making the finest components and technology play together. Only experience, the love of music, and an uncompromising attitude to quality can make this happen.
This is our philosophy and the reason why Vifa sound will thrill you; a sound that is true to your favorite pieces of music. Both for peaceful moments and for celebration.
Visit the Website: www.vifa.dk
The Klippan Yllefabrik AB was founded in 1879. Today, the fourth and fifth generations are working side by side, developing the company. Our philosophy is to combine Swedish design with our long tradition of textile knowledge.
We have developed a textile collection in collaboration with famous Swedish designers. All our blankets and throws are manufactured in our own factory. We only use natural material in our products and try to use eco-material as much as possible.
Visit the Website: www.klippanyllefabrik.com
Since 1998 Amphion has been designing and manufacturing loudspeakers, which are insensitive to problems of room acoustics. Innovative waveguide technology and controlled dispersion enable you to hear more of your music, and less of your room.
3-in-oneTo maximize your enjoyment Amphion actually gives you three loudspeakers in one. The highly advanced acoustical engineering leads into:
This is unique. This is evolutionary. This guarantees that you will enjoy your speakers however you end up using them.
Making pure natural sound part of your daily life
Pure sound should be part of everyday life. To achieve this, loudspeakers must become part of home´s interior. We at Amphion do everything we can to achieve this – everything except compromise on sound quality.
Visit the Website: www.amphion.fi
Broste Copenhagen is more than just interior design. It is a way of life that we are eager to share with the world around us. Therefore, we create our products to reach a wide range of customers, not just the few.
Broste Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia’s leading interior brands, based in Copenhagen and originates back to 1955. We have a long tradition of travelling the world for inspiration and materials, as we Scandinavians have always done.
Processing is gentle, so the original feel of the material and its character remain intact – with focus on high quality and our wellknown Nordic signature in the final design.
With a total of two collections every year Broste Copenhagen covers a range including candles and lanterns to tableware, home textiles and decorative items.
Our dynamic and creative team is constantly working on developing the range with respect for the fine balance between the Nordic tradition and the trends of the moment.
This is the framework within which our interior design finds a blend of modern edge and classic vitality.
Actona Company A/S is a global company based in Denmark. Our headquarter is located right outside the city of Holstebro, right next to the impressive showroom and our European distribution centre.
Our yearly turnover is USD 180 m and our successful group of companies in Denmark, China and Ukraine have more than 1.200 dedicated employees.
Every day we develop and manufacture furniture in close cooperation with our skilled partners around Asia and Eastern Europe.
For more than 35 years we have been the preferred supplier for retailers all over the world. In fact in more than 80 countries at the moment.
Visit the website: www.actonacompany.com
Møbel is a young family-owned design company with strong ties to Danish furniture design. We celebrate the classic virtues – the craftsmanship, functionalism and honest materials – but we insist on looking forward and offering furniture designed for today and for the days to come: The classics of tomorrow.
We create every piece of furniture in collaboration with highly skilled designers and craftsmen who share our love for beauty, functionalism and innovation. Our production is locally based – sustainable and quality crafted – but we sell our products globally.
Visit the website: www.mobel-copenhagen.com
Designmuseum Danmark is Denmarks largest museum for Danish and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. The museum’s collections, library and archives constitute a central resource centre for the study of design and its history in Denmark.
The museum brings together and documents the contemporary developments within industrial design, decorative and applied arts. We must add to this the collection of exemplary works from older “areas” and periods, which are closely related to contemporary oeuvres. Designmuseum Danmark undertakes research into the history of art and design, taking as its point of departure the museum’s own collections, and presents the results in exhibitions, publications and educational material etc.
Designmuseum Danmark was founded in 1890 by the Industriforeningen i København (now Dansk Industri – The Confederation of Danish Industries) and the Ny Carlsberg Museumslegat. It first opened to the public in 1895 in a completely new museum building situated on what is now H.C. Andersens Boulevard, in the very centre of Copenhagen. Right from the start the main purpose of the museum has been to disseminate a concept of quality within design. Through displaying the exemplary objects it was hoped to raise standards within the products of Danish industry. The Museum’s collections were thus envisaged as serving as a source of inspiration for people active in industry. In addition there has always been the aspiration to make contemporary consumers both critically aware and discerning.
Since 1926, Designmuseum Danmark has been housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, the former King Frederik’s Hospital. This edifice was built during the reign of King Frederik V in the years 1752-57 to designs by the architects Nicolai Eigtved and Lauritz de Thurah. In the early 1920s the building was renovated and refurbished to suit museum purposes by the architects Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint.
The museum garden, the Grønnegård, can be enjoyed by everyone during museum opening hours. In the summer it serves as the performance space for the Grønnegård Theatre’s productions for children and adults. Refreshments are served outdoors by the museum café.
Visit the website: www.designmuseum.dk
EBB & FLOW designs and produces lighting, and functional and decorative objects.
Using classic British and Nordic style as a starting point combined with a passion for the basic materials glass, metal and textiles, the result is a style that infuses lighting and glass with a fine airy simplicity and a modern edge and depth of colour.
All our lighting designs are made to bring warmth and joy, translated through colours and shapes they inspire and offer lasting beauty.
EBB & FLOW was founded by Susanne Nielsen, who has over 20 years experience in international trade, marketing and concept development within the textiles and home accessories industry.
Based in London for many years, she returned to Denmark in 2009, bringing with her a passion for interior design and the beauty found in different countries’ culture and craft tradition.
The result was Who Found Otto, forerunner to EBB & FLOW, that specialised in vintage furniture and textiles. The company continues to build on its traditions of combining old with modern, celebrating unique enduring design.
Visit the website: www.ebbandflow.dk
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ROOTS.
IT ALL BEGAN IN HOLSBYBRUNN, SWEDEN.
For us scandinavian craftmanship is in focus. Clean lines meeting timeless shapes, high quality and comfort. We have a wide range of chairs in a lot of different materials and functions. Our armchairs have been developed in cooperation with architects and designers with each individual model always consisting of equal levels of comfort and design. Conform products create a timeless contemporary environment for homes and public places.
An armchair from Conform is not only comfortable and hardwearing, but also has timeless beauty, which represents long-term commitment. Design for Life.
VIPP - a 75 year old company renowned for it's slick and 'Danishly' dark 'sexification' on a vast selection of everyday items and for it's most famous product - the VIPP household bin recently began offering a plug and play shelter for nature retreats priced at a cool 585,000 Euros. This Q&A with the company's Chief Designer explains the thinking behind this potential industry disruptor.
The driving ambition behind the Vipp shelter was the opportunity to match your kitchen and its accessories to your nature retreat. The result is a plug & play getaway, fully equipped. Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer at Vipp, is the creative force behind Vipp’s biggest product to date. Here, he unveils how and why Vipp's design philosophy can translate into a product family ranging from a bin to a shelter.
WHY A SHELTER?
You can ask ‘why a shelter?' But the answer is the same as when you ask ‘why a bin?' It’s the urge to do something better and different than what already exists out there. Yes, a shelter is a different size of investment than a bin, but the basic philosophy is the same; developing functional tools based on 75 years of know-how within steel manufacturing, where functional requirements and material processing define the form - regardless of it's a suction hook or a shelter. We felt that there was a market for a modern getaway, carefully thought out down to the very last detail, where the only choice left to the consumer would be where to put it.
HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED DESIGNING A HOUSE?
Yes and no. Although it may be an academic consideration, we started out with our usual approach when we started working on the shelter, as if it was a product. The difference was obviously in the scale of the project, which was new for us. Basically, we see the house as a product (such as a caravan, yacht, private jet, etc.) and not as a piece of architecture. Therefore also the name, 'shelter'.
WHAT DOES THE TERM 'SHELTER' SIGNIFY FOR VIPP?
A shelter in its original sense has connotations of basic living serving a merely functional purpose and attending to our primal need of having a roof over our head. The starting point of the Vipp shelter is going back to basics; back to nature with basic functions defining a dense, compact space wrapped in the Vipp DNA with a clear aesthetic coherence and a use of solid materials. In this way, the shelter becomes a tool that facilitates a nature escape. The objective was not to make a house or a mobile home. Vipp is rooted in the manufacturing of industrial objects, so the term shelter is a typology that allows us to define this hybrid as a spacious, functionally generic, livable object.
WHY JUMP CATEGORIES LIKE THIS?
While being a direct continuation of the Vipp pedal bin, the shelter is a manifestation of Vipp’s grand vision. Our design philosophy is the rationale for jumping between traditionally unrelated categories. There is not an evident link between categories such as pedal bins, kitchens and shelters, but enter the shelter and the philosophy is omnipresent, embodied in the coherence between the kitchen, bathroom, its accessories and the shelter construction; all are functional objects, part of a common design language.
ARE YOU AN ARCHITECT NOW?
My job as Chief Designer at Vipp is to interpret and execute what the brand stands for. The shelter opens a new dimension for the Vipp brand and emphasises the way in which I think all brands should work with design; find and stick to the deep essence of your brand and use that as a platform for every new product. It is a kind of essentialism. Actually, I think the most major difference between the Vipp shelter and other prefabs available in the market is the fact that I am not an architect.
The shelter is conceived more as a product becoming one with its surroundings than a piece of architecture. We did not start out with a piece of land and customised a house on it with consideration for the natural surroundings. There is plenty of amazing architecture out there. We wanted to conceive something different; an escape in the form of an object designed down to the very last detail, where the only choice left to the consumer would be where to put it.
WHAT WOULD HOLGER NELSON (VIPP Founder) SAY?
Initially, he would be wowed, then a little scared. Holger was a pedal bin manufacturer and a metal smith, so he would probably not quite understand why Vipp would make a shelter. As a true craftsman, he would head directly for the steel and comment on the construction, the materials and the form.
HOW CAN YOU BUY THE SHELTER?
In theory, since it's a finished product, we would love to make the shelter avaible in our online shop. Imagine adding a shelter to your shopping basket. However, being a little bigger and more complex than a bin, we do require more information than just a delivery address. So first step is to get in touch with us.
Visit the website: www.vipp.com
Niclas Jørgensen is a young and very talented Danish designer who is fast making a name for himself with his silently rebellious lighting masterpieces.
Having developed what has been described as the new Nordic approach, Niclas successfully strikes a balance between traditional Scandinavian design philosophy and a modern outwardly seeking minimalism that would be just as at home in Madrid as it would in Malmo.
Check out his website: www.niclasjorgensen.com