The Scandinavian Design List: September 2020

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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 new series, we put the spotlight on some of the most interesting latest releases. So what better time for the first edition than just after 3 Days of Design, Denmark’s annual design event for professionals and enthusiasts alike?

Therefore, the September edition of The Scandinavian Design List doubles as a roundup of some of the most exciting launches that we have seen during the festival. The selection is Denmark-heavy and covers a wide range from lighting via a kitchen solution to a turntable design from the 70s.

These are the best new design releases in September:

List Marker: Number 1Fritz Hansen – A sense of color

It’s safe to say that Danish furniture design company Fritz Hansen is a household name. Building on its heritage, Fritz Hansen is introducing 16 new colors for the iconic Series 7, Ant, and Grand Prix Arne Jacobsen designs.

The colors have been created in collaboration with Italian editor, design curator, and gallerist Carla Sozzani who is the mind behind noted boutique 10 Corso Como. In order to create a red thread that unites the collection and enables endless pairing options, all colors consist a splash of red. Scandinavian furniture is all about natural wood, black, and white? Think again!





List Marker: Number 2Carl Hansen & Søn – Sideways Sofa

Another household name with roots in Denmark, Carl Hansen & Søn, has released a wonderful sofa that nudges you to talk to each other on the upcoming dark autumn days. The Sideways Sofa by Danish designer Rikke Frost places you sideways to each other in order to encourage natural conversation. That the sofa is pure eye candy is more than a pleasant side effect.



List Marker: Number 3Nuura – Miira Circular

Denmark-based Nuura is inspired by Nordic light. Just in time for the dark months, Sofie Refer has designed a few beautiful novelties to brighten up your home. A clear highlight is Miira Circular. The circular chandelier is an expansion of the award-winning Miira collection and available in two sizes, with six or eight mouth-blown glass domes. No matter whether opal white or optic clear glass, it spreads sensual light while serving as a beautiful eye-catcher in your interior.



List Marker: Number 4Bang & Olufsen – Classics

During 3 Days of Design, Danish consumer electronics powerhouse Bang & Olufsen showcased the new pilot project “Classics.” The aim of this project is to explore how the heritage and value of some of the company’s most iconic products can be preserved through refurbishing, restoring, and recreating. The first product to re-launch under this initiative is the Beogram 4000 series turntable which was designed by Jacob Jensen in 1972 and is part of the Permanent Collection at MOMA in New York.



List Marker: Number 5ÅBEN – SOLU collection

ÅBEN is a collective of emerging Nordic designers with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and craftsmanship. It was founded in Stockholm in August 2019 by Londoner David Harrigan. In collaboration with Finnish designer, Samuli Helavuo, ÅBEN launched its first exclusive collection, SOLU. The limited-edition collection of four ceramic platters takes inspiration from organic shapes, allowing people to build their own landscapes on the table. The pieces are handmade in Finland.



List Marker: Number 6Muuto – Tip Floor Lamp

Danish design firm Muuto is releasing the newest edition to the Tip Lamp series: the Tip Floor Lamp is functionality at its best and designed with a turnable head and arm alongside a dimmable light source. From candlelight dinner to nightly reading sessions, this lamp has you covered. The brains behind this creation, Jens Fager, is a graduate from Konstfack University in Stockholm and one of Sweden’s emerging designers.



List Marker: Number 7Montana Free – The Teklan Edition

Montana Furniture is well known for its storage solutions, so this release is a special treat for all those who fancy tidy spaces and vibrant colors alike. Montana is collaborating with colorist and photographer Tekla Evelina Severin who has curated two new colors for the Montana Free shelving system, Masala and Iris.



List Marker: Number 8Form & Refine – Shoemaker Chair No. 49

Danish design brand Form & Refine introduced a new color to the Shoemaker Chair No. 49. The classic chair that has been crafted in Denmark since 1936 is now also available in a beautiful red-brown. Ready to bring some cozy country vibes into your home?



List Marker: Number 9Menu – Androgyne Lounge Table

Menu is adding a new design to the Androgyne collection. The Androgyne Lounge Table continues the simple silhouette of the collection and can be used in various ways. Exhibit your favorite objects or simply place it at the center of your sitting area, the natural materials will add some interesting texture and warmth to the room.



List Marker: Number 10Reform – Profile

For the second time, Danish kitchen company Reform has joined forced with the acclaimed designers at Norm Architects. “Profile” is a modern take on the classic integrated handle. Simple, functional, and effortlessly beautiful, this archetype is made to play a central part in your everyday life for many years to come.


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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.