So I realize my Scandinavia recap is a bit overdue at this point (the real-time recap is still on Stories though). What can I say – I’m verrryyy slow at editing the 3,000+ pictures I took during those five days. While I continue to whittle away at culling my travel guide, I thought I might as well share one of the many design finds from the trip. I saw so many gorgeous collections, but I was particularly smitten with the brand Skagerak.
Started in Denmark more that forty years ago, Skagerak was initially known for their stylish and hardworking outdoor furniture, but they’ve since started designing an array of pieces for inside your home that are focused on craftsmanship and simple, functional design….and I basically want everything.
I’m already trying to figure out where I can put that gorgeous Vivlio shelving system seen above into This Old Victorian. The two-toned design, featuring ash shelves and a cinnamon brown frame is so good.
The Brut Table was designed with the theme ‘petit’ in mind, which is reflected in the table’s elegant and slender composition. Powder coated steel and blank brass feet give the table a chic character. While it looks dainty, this table is rock solid.
Skagerak’s new terracotta collection, called the Edge series, is inspired by an ancient Greek-Egyptian tradition for craftsmanship. Each piece in the collection of tabletop piece has the original matte finish on the outside but is glazed on the inside to offer a stunning contrast and give you a watertight vessel.
The Reykjavik Daybed designed by Included Middle is inspired Iceland. The bed frame is German Douglas Pine and the upholstery is from Kvadrat.
Skagerak came to my attention through Objects by Camilla Vest. The images here are all from the gorgeous showroom located in a lofty 1899 townhouse in the heart of Brooklyn. Objects represents coveted Danish brands including Skagerak, along with Brdr.Petersen and Skovshoved Møbelfabrik as well. Founded by Copenhagen-born and long time New York resident Camilla Vest, Objects started out of a passion for sourcing and combining unique pieces in a minimal yet playful way, based on the design philosophy that less is more – exactly the ethos I came home with from my Scandinavia visit.
One of these days I am going to get myself back to New York so I can visit the Objects showroom in person. And if you have the chance to go to Copenhagen I highly recommend visiting the Skagerak headquarters. It resides in an old postal building and is truly remarkable. I got all the inspiration while there.
But for now, you don’t have to wait to get a piece of Scandinavian style in your world. Camilla has done a great job making sure many of our favorite retailers carry Skagerak. You can shop the pieces currently atop my wishlist below.
For more about my favorite design inspirations, CLICK HERE.