The Scandinavian Design List: April 2021

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The Scandinavian Design List is a tribute to all the inspiring design work that is coming out of this region. In this series, we put the spotlight on some of the most interesting latest releases.

The April edition of the Scandinavian Design List fuels our desire to enjoy life outside! If the weather is more grey-in-grey than pastel skies, why not plan your next indoors-makeover with some of these functional and beautiful furniture and decor items?

Here are the best new Scandinavian design releases for the month:

List Marker: Number 1Dometic: MoBar

Swedish outdoor company Dometic is turning your terrace or balcony into the hippest bar in town: MoBar comes in three different sizes, making it the ideal fit for anything from city apartment to luxury hotel.

Everything you need to serve your favorite drink in one place, the two larger units even accommodate wine coolers. Staying in is the new going out anyways, right?





List Marker: Number 2GUBI: Beetle and Bat Outdoor Chair

GUBI is breathing some fresh air into your outdoor setup. Two of the Danish brand’s most popular dining chairs, Beetle and Bat, are now reimagined for outdoor use by adding a special treatment as well as a sense of informality to their elegant lines.




List Marker: Number 3SP01: Royce armchair by Nikolai Kotlarczyk

Copenhagen-based, Australia-born designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk has joined forces with fellow Australian brand SP01 to create Royce.

The sculptural and compact armchair is an assemblage of curves with not a single linear line in sight. With or without headrest, this looks like the ideal nook for reading a good book or for taking home office calls.





List Marker: Number 4Magnus Olesen: 100 year anniversary Ib Kofod-Larsen

2021 would mark the 100th birthday of designer Ib Kofod-Larsen. Danish furniture company Magnus Olesen is celebrating this occasion with the relaunch of two classics of his Model 107 series from the 1950s, the 3-seater sofa and the coffee table.

Simple forms, natural materials, and hygge vibes – this series has everything we love about mid-century Danish design.




List Marker: Number 5Please Wait to be Seated: Spade chair in Basque red

Young Danish design company Please Wait to be Seated is adding a new color to its popular Spade chair by Faye Toogood.

Basque red is energetic and deep, an ode to our hunger to embrace our loved ones in times of isolation.





List Marker: Number 6Fritz Hansen: Series 7 Junior Chair

The Series 7 chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955, is an icon in Danish design history and the most sold chair in Fritz Hansen’s collection.

The children’s version is now available in the new color Oak. You’re never too young to dive into the world of design classics!




List Marker: Number 7Fritz Hansen: Pouf

Add an additional seating option to your living room set up with Pouf designed by Cecilie Manz.

The Danish designer’s work is inspired by nature. Made from wool and linen, Pouf is now available in two new colors that reference minerals, metals, and ceramics.




List Marker: Number 8Mitab: Brace

Founded in Småland, Sweden, in 1979 by Jan-Olof Torstensson, furniture company Mitab is now run by his two sons Marcus and Peter. The company has a strong focus on extending the lifespan of its products, for example by changing parts and updating colors.

In spring 2021, Mitab is joining forces with fellow Swede Jonas Wagell to launch Brace. The minimalistic chair combines maximum comfort with a light, elegant expression while highlighting the environmental considerations that mark every step of its production process.

Brace is made of locally sourced materials and Mitab offers repainting and restoration services if customers wish to update their color choice in the future.




List Marker: Number 9Le Klint: Cylinder

Le Klint is known for its lampshades, which are hand folded in the company’s production site in Odense, Denmark. Its classic series Cylinder is now also available in light oak with steel and brass details.

No matter whether its used as a table lamp or as a pendant, the Cylinder series adds some tactility and gentle light to any room.





List Marker: Number 10Kay Bojesen: Upcycled Monkey

Kay Bojesen’s Monkey from 1951 is a beloved classic in Danish design history.

This spring, Kay Bojesen Denmark celebrates its 70th birthday with a special upcycled version. Five different types of discarded wood are combined to create a beautiful mosaic effect. The anniversary monkey will be launched as a special edition in small, medium, and large.



Want more Scandinavian design? Read the full Scandinavian Design List series and see our overview: What is Scandinavian Design?



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Kay Litzinger

Kay is a creative multi-hyphenate with a focus on lifestyle and travel. After growing up in Germany and stints in Stockholm and Mexico City, he's now based in Copenhagen. He loves to explore new cities, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. Get a sneak peek at @kayltr.