In the last few years Scandinavian Design is fast overtaking Italian design as the design leader in the furniture and lighting world. Combining soft pastel colours with light woods it has a distinctive look. Below is a list of our favourites and must-haves from HAY, Muuto, Wrong for HAY, Gubi, String Shelving and more.
Our Favourite Products
This option lets you specify the Magazine Shelf to make up your bespoke String System. String is simple to assemble and the shelves can be easily moved and re-positioned as your needs change. Your belongings are kept in place by the side panels, with shelves of different depths that can be combined in the same unit to make truly unique system to you. When more shelf space is needed, simply add an additional side panel and some shelves. This flexibility and the minimalistic timeless design is the reason why String still attracts so much praise after 60 years in production. As well as shelves there are many other components that make up the String range including a desk, foldaway table, cabinets, drawers, bowl shelf and magazine shelf. String is perfect for any room in the home or office.
One of Hans Wegner's most accomplished works that shows off his skills and design ideology. Fully upholstered and built upon a solid beech frame that rests on hand-finished stainless steel legs. Not only is it a very sculptural piece of furniture to look at it allows the user to sit in a variety of positions, always providing excellent support and comfort for the body and head.The front legs are slightly higher than the back legs offering an excellent sitting pitch. This version is for the Chair and Ottoman, it can be purchased without the Ottoman
The 66 Chair designed in 1935 once again demonstrates Aalto's close working relationship with birch and shows his ability to produce smooth curved wooden surfaces. The 66 Chair has been designed to his usual exacting standards. The L-Leg structure solved the age-old problem of joining vertical legs to horizontal seat tops. Aalto’s leg, laminated and bent at 90, can be fastened directly to the underside of the top, eliminating any need for any framework or additional support.
The Fly Lounge Table SC5 has a beautiful marble top and oiled wood base that offer a stunning combination that patina and improve with age. FLY Lounge Table SC5 is available in 2 different colour combinations - White Marble/Oak or Black Marble/Smoked Oak.
The 43 Lounge chair is another easily recognisable piece of furniture designed by Alvar Aalto. A curvy design whose shape oozes comfort and relaxation.
The Wästberg Claesson Koivisto Rune w081f Floor Lamp is a highly technical, dimmable floor lamp offering a warm white LED light with glare protecting optical lenses and diffuser. It has 3 joints and an adjustable head with a handle making it perfect for adjusting into the perfect position.
This task lamp is a highly technical object. Rotation mechanism, arm reach, counter balance, degree of efficiency and safety – it must all be there. With this light Wästberg have managed to hide all the mechanics and electronics and whats left is a sublime, no-nonsense design. It has already won and being nominated for many awards including - Design preis Deutschland – Nominee 2010, Reddot Design Award 2009, Swedish Design Award – Nominee 2008.
Industrial Facility have designed this light as a source of both light and power. This cool, innovative light has 3 x USB points integrated into the base and can be used to charge computers, phones at the fastest speed possible regardless of how many of the points are been used.
It also features a custom power-management chip which allows it to charge the latest generation of Apple laptops using USB.
There is 2 different versions, a fixed ball of Ambient light or a Directional light which can be rotated through 360 degrees for glare control and light direction. The USB base can be wall-mounted as well as free-standing. It is available in a free-standing version which sits happily on a desk or bedside table where lighting and the ability to charge your devices are required. The integrated version has a slimline base that can be integrated into a work surface which is perfect for the office and other commercial applications.
A simple and flexible round coffee table that is timeless in design. Available in 3 different heights and diameters it makes it perfect for groups.
On the Blog - Watch this video to learn about the different Wood's that Carl Hansen use and watch the craftsmanship used to make some of their most iconic chairs
Jacques Adnet is a furniture designer best known for his Art Deco Modernist designs and an icon of French Modernism. Known for his avant-garde designs, Adnet was one of the first to integrate metal and glass in the structure and decoration of furniture. His style is the epitome of luxury. In 1950, Adnet formed a partnership with the French fashion house, Hermes, where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror can be used on the floor or wall.
The Artek 611 is a stackable chair with a beautiful webbing seat and back. Designed in 1929 this is a Design Classic