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WALK OF FAME – Danish Rugs & Carpets

Ive been looking for a rug for ages now, still haven’t found the perfect one, or I did but not an affordable one, so Im still hunting – on my hunt the Danish company Ege Tæpper caught my full attention. I have never been a huge fan of carpets (I think its a relic from my childhood were every single room was plastered with ugly wall to wall carpets) – must admit that Ive been avoiding carpet shops, which I now know was i big mistake!

The company was founded back in 1938 and is a very acknowledge and leading company in Europe today – Ege can supply carpets for both private homes and public companies and you can even design your own.

If you are looking for rugs or carpets that really rocks or as EGE says PLAY THE EDGE, check out their Design Spot and Create collection!  They are really cool!! …. and their websites comes in English, French and German 😉 

 

 

 

Jeg har længe været på udkig efter et tæppe, har endnu ikke fundet det perfekte, eller det har jeg faktisk, men ikke et jeg kan betale, så jeg leder stadigv- på min jagt fangede det danske firma, Ege Tæpper, min fulde opmærksomhed! Jeg har aldrig været en stor fan af tæpper (tror det er et levn fra min barndom, hvor samtlige værelser var klistret til med grimme væg til væg tæpper) – må indrømme, at jeg er gået skarpt udenom tæppebutikkerne, men det ved jeg da nu har været en stor fejltagelse!

Virksomheden blev grundlagt tilbage i 1938 og er idag en meget anerkendt tæppeleverandør i Europa – Ege kan levere tæpper til både private hjem og offentlige virksomheder, og du kan endda designe din egen.

Hvis du er på udkig efter et tæppe, der virkelig er unikt, eller som EGE siger PLAY THE EDGE, så tjek deres Design Spot og  Create kollektion! De er virkelig cool!

DONT WE ALL DESERVE TO WALK ON A “RED” CARPET!!!! 🙂 
XX Daniélle

 


Happy Birthday Bowl Margrethe!

DANISH DESIGN!

The Danish Margrethe bowl turns 60 years and it is still going strong! The bowl came into production already in 1950 but it didn’t become really popular until 1954 when it was named after Princesse Margrethe who had just been elected for the throne. The Margrethe bowl is one of the first productions in Denmark after the 2. world war made in plastic. After the war it was hard to get materials which means you had to use what you could get, for ROSTI the company behind the bowl, it was  melamine plastic. The bowl is drawn in Sigvard Bernadotte (Queen Margrethe´s uncle) og Acton Bjørns studio  one of the first industrial design studios. The cool thing about The Margrethe bowl is – its really functional, it comes in every color , its pretty cheap AND it last forever!

IF YOU ARE INTO CLASSIC TRENDY COLOR PALETTE – Grey, black and petrol Margrethe is so cool!

IF YOU ARE MORE INTO COLORS MARGRETHE COMES IN HEAPS!!

The Margrethe bowl is designed to stack with other Margrethe bowls of different sizes, it has a handle and spout so you can pour it, and in 1968 it was further developed with a rubber ring on the bottom so it can stand properly on the kitchen counter. Margrethe bowl is a Danish design icon that has appeared on postage stamps and is a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


IN HONOR OF PH 120 YEARS!

IN HONOR OF PH!!

The iconic Danish designer Poul Henningsen would have turned 120 years on the 9 September this year! On that occasion Louis Poulsen has decided to launch a limit version of one of the first lamps in the PH system. The shade and socket of the lamp is made ​​of copper and the middle and lower shade is hand-blown glass. The copper is unpainted which will add a marvelous the patina to the lamp over time.
This is really a unique lamp – pricy but a piece of art, its DKK 9000 – The lamp is sold only for a limited period: 1 March to 31 May 2014 and each lamp is produced by order, so deliver time can be up to 4 months! If I am lucky to get ´tax-money´I really will consider it – its not only an interior treasure its a hanging ´save up´an investment – who am I trying to convince 😉

You can still find Poul Henningsen original lamps around at auctions, in vintage shops and flee-markets!! Ill go hunting for them and let you know where to go 😉

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#3 YOUNG DANISH DESIGN – TREASURES

THIS IS THE #3 IN THE SERIAL OF YOUNG DANISH DESIGNERS!!

Nina Bruun – educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. I got acquainted with Nina Bruuns design two years ago at an exhibition at the Academy in Copenhagen. It was love at first sight, when I saw her VARY couch and I immediately contacted Nina if it would be in production – maybe it would!

Today Nina Bruun is the founder of NINA BRUUN Design Studio located in Copenhagen. The studio offers; a full creative direction, furniture and interior design service, from the two-dimensional page to the three-dimensional space, and from the real to the conceptual. 

Today you can find Nina Bruuns Permanent Collection at Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

I have chosen to show my two favorites Bruun design – of cause the VARY couch (which I still haven’t been lucky to catch) and the HALO lamps!

Nina has worked with how our lifestyle has changed the use of the sofa, today the couch serves as the heart of many homes where we sleep, work, eat, love and socialize – this is what I she tried to accommodate in this solution – and therefor the perfect name VARY! 

As for Anita Johansens Daybed shown the #2 young Danish design post, Nina Bruun has challenged the traditional way to upholster by choosing loose upholstered elements that makes it possible for the user to customize the sofa.

Stunning, right?  The lamp works alone, but I think its really awesome in pairs or in groups!

The HALO lamps are inspired by the total solar eclipse – the indirect light creates a circle of light behind the lamp. The ring of light is known from the moons covers the sun and the outer layer of the sun becomes visible for the human eye – the corona.

I am totally crazy about Nina Bruuns design, both the couch and the lamps work perfectly in a mixed style – It doesn’t have to be minimalistic, simple and elegant – could be cool in a mix of second hand, vintage meets modern design – What do you think? 

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YOUNG DANISH DESIGN – TREASURES!

THIS IS A BEGINNING OF A SERIAL OF POSTS FOCUSING ON YOUNG DANISH DESIGNER!!

The first one that caught my eye was Thomas Albertsen – educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. With his colleague Gustav, Thomas is one of the founders of Carl and Carl that delivers products at all design stages; from idea development through product descriptions over prototyping and finished designs ready for production.

In January this year Thomas Albertsen joined the international furnishing show, imm cologne as part of the group danishdesign MAKERS who collective presented a collection of objects.

Thomas Albertsen´ chair ´Repetition´ and ´coffee n rest´ table was presented! I find his design really elegant but still edgy – a timeless mix!  What do you think? 

How Albertsen describes his design… 

I believe design should come from within and be something personal, I do not follow much of fashion and the various trends I’m more interested in my own ideas. But when I call the design I’m making for Danish is it because I was raised with the Danish way of doing things in all aspects of life. For me, Danish design is, honest, but with humour. For me form must follow function and I think that Danish design does this really weel.

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