June 22, 2017

Kinfolk Gallery visit

At the dinner night for the opening of the new Menu Space, I got to meet Nathan of Kinfolk and he kindly invited me to drop by at their workspace and gallery, and being in Copenhagen a few days later me and Maaike who I met at Frama had a little bike tour to the gallery. There was a photoshoot that day and the whole place was kind of turned upside down but luckily there are some great pictures at the site of Norm Architects, the designers of the Gallery.

The Kinfolk Gallery is a collaborative, multifunctional space in the heart of Copenhagen 
Co-created in partnership with some of the world’s leading interiors brands, The Kinfolk Gallery is available to host a variety of events, such as art exhibitions, visiting pop-up shops, guest lectures, fashion showings, workshops, dinner gatherings and photo shoots like you can see in the picture below. 

The kitchen in the back is designed by Norm Architects for Reform, have a look at my visit to their showroom here Reform Kitchen showroom visit | 3 days of design
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June 20, 2017

Art by Nina Holst in a Swedish show home

Coming across the picture above, made at a showhome at the Solna garden district designed by Pella Hedeby for JM, I immediately recognized the work of Nina Holst of Stylizimo on the walls, I think if you start recognizing someone's work it means the artist has developed a strong personal signature. 

It makes me happy as Nina is one of the loveliest persons I met and travelled with together during our first blogtour years, and it is great seeing her work in a project like this. I love the colours Pella Hedeby used in her design for this home from the overal grey tones, the beige for the bedroom and even the small hint of pink in the living.

concept & Styling Pella Hedeby | Photography Kristofer Johnsson
June 19, 2017

Dark Edition | New prints by Therese Sennerholt

After almost a two year break from having a webshop and creating graphic prints Therese Sennerholt relaunched her webshop and made a new collection of limited fine art prints called Dark Edition. A collection with a few items only, six different motifs in two sizes, made in a very small edition, have a look at the webshop and this new collection here Therese Sennerholt 

Dark Edition is not only a collection of fine art prints, it's also a creative collaboration between Sara Medina Lind of Melo and Therese, have a look at some of the earlier work of Melo I showed on the blog before here: Pella Hedeby for Melo | New collection. Together they created two separate collections with the ambition to aline one another in an intriguing way, a meeting between Melo’s minimalistic furnitures and the graphic and characteristic prints of Therese.

Therese: "Dark Edition is my eight collection of graphic fine art prints. This time I have created a graphic collection with a 70's look in saturated tones inspired by the feeling of being free which for me means being close to the ocean, watching the sunset on a beach, listening to the soothing sound of the ocean waves, observing flying birds that are heading to a new continent without any given destination."

photography AnnaLeena Leino Karlsson/ styling Amanda Rodriques 
4-6 Photography Sara Medina Lind / styling Therese Sennerholt
June 15, 2017

A raw and minimalistic apartment | Frama Studio apartment

Visiting the Frama Studio apartment was one of the most beautiful things I had seen in a long time, some might call it a bit to much and unfinished, to easy or something they have seen before elsewhere, but haven't we seen almost everything before? For me as a lover of the raw, the different... the unfinished and the imperfect it was a relief after seeing lots of polished interiors and design.

I did not only went to Copenhagen to attent 3 days of design, but also to find inspiration and most of all getting 
challenged and find out if my ideas and the way I feel like decorating at the moment is how I want to continue. You might say bringing in the dark floor into my home, kind of brought me out of balance and at a point where I had to re-find myself. 

For an instant I thought it was to much, all the metal and the black, but to be honest it is what I love most and visiting this almost bare apartment with it's unexpected industrial finds and easy solutions made me realize I just have to continue following my instinct and trust my feeling and it will all work out... after all it is nothing more then following my masterplan again: 
MASTERPLAN 2.0 | A personal story Can you imagine I came back with even more ideas..... read more after the next pictures.


The Frama Studio Apartment is the private home of Frama founder Niels Strøyer Christophersen, who opened his home for the occasion. When I arrived at the apartment Niels was just talking to a group of journalists, and I was lucky to get a private tour by one of his friends who I actually first met in Amsterdam.

The apartment is filled with original ideas, like the glass partition added on both sides of a doorframe between the dining room and the bedroom and the metal construction leftovers with an added marble surface. In the living a stack of beams, found in a building that was being renovated, forms a wall and beautiful decorative element at the entrance of the apartment.

When renovating the apartment Niels found the stripped down walls with leftover marks from the plaster work and sanded surfaces were to beautiful to cover and he combined them with stucco lower sections in grey and moss green in the dining room. The living is recently plastered and painted I was told. The beautiful white historical ceilings beautifully matched the raw walls and delicate linnen and silk curtains add a soft element to the space. 

Frama sells a collection of furniture, a kitchen line born from elements originally found on the street and put together for the apartment, lighting, perfume, books, apparel and accessories. They all have in common that they focus on natural materials, simple geometry and a general appreciation of permanency, I will show you the beautiful store in another post. 

pictures ©vosgesparis

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June 13, 2017

Reform Kitchen showroom visit | 3 days of design

Writing about a brand you got to know online is one thing, seeing the actual kitchen design and meeting the people behind the brand you have been emailing with is something else. During 3 days of design I had the chance to visit the Reform showroom and meet the team in Copenhagen.

I first have been writing about Reform when they launched their kitchen in collaboration with Norm Architects. An amazing kitchen, which is affordable because of the use of IKEA components, have a look here at the kitchen that is still my favourite after I have seen most of them at the showroom: 
Norm Architects X Reform | New Affordable design kitchens

Chris L. Halstrøm
During 3 days of design a new kitchen design by Chris L. Halstrøm was launched. The kitchen, build with IKEA Method elements as a base, has an almost Japanese minimalistic look, the handle has become a part of the entire door – a frame for the door itself. In the showroom the grey kitchen was installed, but Chris' design is also available in black.

For the past three years Swedish Afteroom has held a permanent spot on Architonic’s TOP 100 designers in the world. Founded and directed by the Taiwanese team of Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei they aim to create uncomplicated furniture and objects that become more valuable as time goes on. In the showroom they presented their sideboard and from what I have seen from it, it would fit in any room and create an instant clean and uncluttered look, can you believe me if I say the doors are really beautiful. 

I loved making pictures in the showroom which is located in an old factory, creating a beautiful backdrop for the kitchens. Next door and connected to the showroom you will find Million who provided some of the tables shown in the pictures, while the plywood ones are made by the team for the styling purposes.

photography©vosgesparis | picture 3 and 6 ©ReformCPH

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