The Scandinavian Design List is a tribute to all the inspiring design work that is coming out of this region. In this new series, we put the spotlight on some of the most interesting latest releases.
The October edition features a wide range of releases with an emphasis on the cornerstone of Scandinavian design – yes, we’re talking chairs. From design seating for your child to a storage solution for small spaces, the featured novelties are practical and beautiful at the same time, meaning they’re greatly representative of the Nordic design tradition.
These are the best new design releases in October:
Danish design company Roon & Rahn is introducing another smart and elegant solution for small spaces. The Repó console table is as functional as it is pretty. Placed in the hallway the lower shelves can be used as storage while the top shelf displays beautiful objects but the simple design allows you to move the console table wherever it is needed. Add some towels and scented candles and it is perfect for the bathroom, or your favorite books when furnishing your reading corner.
The Repó console table is made from European oak and the geometrical expression fits perfectly into any home.
A high chair that doesn’t destroy but elevates the aesthetics of your dining room? Look no further: Danish company Carl Hansen & Søn is introducing the perfect children’s chair to accompany its famous dining sets.
Designed by Nanna Ditzel, the ND54 High Chair is inspired by her own twin daughters. The chair has been designed to adapt to the changing needs of growing children and can be used by children up to a weight of 15 kg.
Sustainability pioneer TAKT launches a new collaboration with the Danish design duo Depping & Jørgensen. The Arc Chair is a contemporary take on the classic armchair, an archetype of Danish design which was originally inspired by an Antique Greek chair type called “Klismos chair”.
In line with TAKT’s eco-design principles, the chair is made of only a few principal materials, beech wood and black powder coated metal tubes. It comes with carefully chosen eco-certified upholsteries from Kvadrat textiles or Sorensen Leather. The Arc Chair has been designed in a way that allows the user to replace broken or worn out parts and, if the product needs to be discarded, to separate the individual materials for recycling and up-cycling. TAKT is committed to circular design and all products are consistently eco-certified with the European Ecolabel. Beautiful and responsible? Ja, tak!
Stacked aesthetics? If stacked chairs make you think of ugly school furniture, then you’re in for a treat: GUBI is introducing the new stackable Coco Chair designed by OEO Studio. Joining five other chairs of the same collection, it is an answer to demand from dynamic interior spaces where chairs need to be moved frequently. The Coco Collection is the result of a true collaboration between the two companies whose Creative Directors have been friends for many years and this new chair marks a highlight in regards to incorporating functionality.
Southern Jutland-based, Danish family company Dinesen is launching Dinesen Collection, a celebration of natural materials and the special attractiveness of wood which only becomes more beautiful as it ages. The collection consists of eight products, five individual pieces of furniture as well as the finished furniture planks, interior scent DD-2, and Dinesen Bricks. Dinesen Bricks are made of surplus wood from Dinesen’s own production and can be used as decorative objects or as cutting or serving boards.
Young Swedish design brand Massproductions is all about the interplay between object and context while being in control over the entire production chain. Its work is part of the Swedish National Museum of Arts’ permanent collection. Now the company is launching Jump, an armchair that combines modern and traditional production techniques.
The slim steel frame which holds together the chair’s different elements allows for a fast, precise production while the arm rests made from FSC-certified wood are manufactured with more traditional wood craftsmanship. The soft seat is floating in the elegant steel frame and its upholstery can be removed and washed or replaced to extend the chair’s lifespan. The mix of steel, fabric, and wood make for an interesting contrast and the natural materials add a certain warmth to the piece. Perfect for cosy evenings at home, a book in hand.