The Scandinavian Design List: June 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.

From decorative objects to seating options for home office to outdoor furniture, there’s something for every corner of your home this month. Get inspired with the June edition of The Scandinavian Design List!

Here are the best design releases this month!

List Marker: Number 1Studio David Thulstrup for e15: TORE side table

You might know Copenhagen-based architect and designer David Thulstrup as the mind behind Noma’s award-winning interior. Now he introduces his latest design for e15: TORE. The sculptural side table is available in NeroMarquina and Grey Bardiglio marble, as well as solid walnut and European oak in various finishes and colors. Use it as a single statement piece or arrange a few into an architectural landscape.




List Marker: Number 2Ro Collection: Hand Turned Vases

Danish design company Ro Collection is launching the two hand turned vases “Curved“ and “Classic“. The vases are made in grainy clay with speckles and the outer surface is left untreated for a beautifully rustic touch and feel.



List Marker: Number 3Skultuna x Bernadotte & Kylberg: FLWR candle holder

With 400 years of history, Skultuna is a heavy weight in the Scandinavian design scene – founded in 1607 by King Karl IX of Sweden as a brass foundry, it is one of the oldest companies in the world and still a purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden. Now, Skultuna is teaming up with design agency Bernadotte & Kylberg. The result is FLWR, a candle holder that draws inspiration from Swedish nature. Made from brass, it references the fragile yet strong wild flowers that grow along small pathways during the warmer months. Use it to light up a candle on long summer nights or to brighten up dark winter days.




List Marker: Number 4Menu: Nimbus Table Mirror

No matter whether bathroom essential or decorative element, Menu’s new Nimbus Table Mirror by Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen combines form and function beautifully. The clean lines and airy feel make it fit into every environment. If you can’t decide where to place it, it’s light and small enough to be moved around following your mood.



List Marker: Number 5VARIER x Snøhetta: Variable in new colors and textures

Norwegian company Varier is specialised in ergonomic chairs. As the name “Variable” suggests, the chair is made with variation in mind and encourages subtle movements, making sure that tension in shoulders and neck is a thing of the past. It is now available in 47 materials in a wide range of colors, curated by Oslo-based architecture and design firm Snøhetta.




List Marker: Number 6TAKT: Arc Chair in Oak by Depping & Jørgensen

Founded in 2019, TAKT has made a name for itself with its combination of high-quality design and responsible approach. The startup is one of the few European design brands that is certified as a B-Corp, meaning that the entire business model is committed to sustainability. Now TAKT is collaborating with fellow Copenhagen-based design duo Depping & Jørgensen to reimagine an archetype of Danish design, the Arc Chair.



List Marker: Number 7Montana Furniture: Living Things

With the launch of the Living Things series, Montana Furniture pays tribute to the indoor plant as a key ingredient of contemporary homes. Place the planter on top of a module, on a plinth or added legs, there are plenty of options to stage your favorite plant. Don’t have a green thumb? Just turn it into a bar or display your magazines. Choose from eight sizes in 40 environmentally friendly colors, created in collaboration with award-winning textile and color designer Margrethe Odgaard.




List Marker: Number 8Studio David Thulstrup: NABLA rug collection for Made By Hand

If you have a soft spot for gradients then this is for you: Studio David Thulstrup has designed a collection of rugs for Made By Hand and all four color ways feature gradients. The rugs are made from bamboo silk and New Zealand wool for ultimate softness.




List Marker: Number 9Skargaarden: Kryss Lounge Chair and Grinda Chair

Swedish brand Skargaarden is known for its beautiful outdoor furniture, made to withstand the harsh Scandinavian climate. Bring a breeze of the Swedish archipelago on your balcony or terrace with its most popular chairs. If you like to keep things comfy, then the Kryss Lounge Chair might be for you. Originally designed in 1975 for the Swedish embassy in Cairo, the foldable chair is a tribute to Egypt’s historical legacy. In need of a new outdoor dinner party set up? The Grinda dining chair offers the necessary comfort for long evenings while keeping a minimalist look, thanks to the combination of curved teak seat and streamlined steel frame.




List Marker: Number 10Mater x Carlsberg: Ocean OC2 Collection

Mater is launching its second edition of the Ocean Collection in collaboration with Danish brewery Carlsberg: This time, the design company worked together with Re-Plastic to transform Carlsberg’s plastic beer kegs, instead of ocean plastic, into outdoor furniture. The Ocean OC2 Collection is based on the designs of Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel from 1955.

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.