June 30, 2020

A new showroom for Danish lighting brand Anour

In my previous post I wrote how I love brands create a space where work and showroom go hand in hand. Danish lighting brand Anour goes even a step further in their all new showroom where next to office and showroom even the production is under the same roof, giving the opportunity to visitors to get a holistic experience of Anour. Located just outside Copenhagen in a 300m2 warehouse from 1970, straight lines, cracked flooring, brutalist architecture influence and "desaturated tones", form the setting to complement the different metal finishes of the products.  
June 26, 2020

A tour through the new home of Ferm Living

Earlier this month I gave you a sneak peek of the new Ferm Living space. I love brands combining work, office and showroom, where as a customer you can find inspiration and shop at the same time. Somehow buildings like that look more alive, you feel a buzz rather than being at a big silent showroom.

The building at 
Kuglegården 1-5 is a historic building that dates all the way back to 1777 and will be a universe of all things ferm LIVING, open to private consumers as well as wholesale clients and the press. A milestone for the brand and as Trine Andersen says: “It has always been a dream and a goal for us to have a space in which we can welcome the public into our ferm LIVING universe. To be able to do that in such a beautiful, historic location in the heart of our beloved hometown is very exciting for us.”

June 24, 2020

Blomus 2020 collection | w/ Style Photoshoot

Living in two different cities in a lockdown situation, it took some time to be able to do what I love most… styling and photographing for w/ Style. As soon as it was possible again, we teamed up to work with the new 2020 collection of blomus. After shooting a previous collection in the Amsterdam apartment, see here, we love following the German family-owned brand. Their minimalist, and functional design perfectly fit our aesthetics and we love how the brand sticks to their belief in honesty of materials and the purity of shape. 

blomus 2020 collection 
The 2020 collection is of course much larger than the few items I can show in one blogpost but I love to give you a sneak peek. More images can also be found on my Instagram highlight and in this Pinterest album. 

Additionally this season marks the introduction of products by talented young international designers lending their imagination, dedication, and unique sense of shape to the aesthetic world of blomus. Find their collection and story here: Behind the scene - from a design perspective 

blomus 2020 collection

2020 Blomus collection by w/ Style

When choosing the items for our shoot and with a dark kitchen as a backdrop in mind, the ceramic SABLO tableware line, designed by Frederike Martens, immediately caught my eye. It takes its inspiration from natural materials – sand, clay and water. Soft shapes and round edges. A few subtle colour variations give the collection a crafty feel which I personally really love. 

The 2020 Blomus collection includes a lot of new products for the kitchen and table, including everything for a good glass of wine or a cocktail, and beautiful table textile, runners and napkins in natural colours as well as more earthy. I am a fan for years of their table textile made out of super soft linen.

We collected our favourites in the cabinet below, where you can also see different bowls from the REO collection in combination with Sablo plates in different sizes, including a larger bowl. Both collection offers a wide range of coordinated sizes while REO is also available in different colours for mixing and matching in the kitchen or anywhere else at home. 

2020 Blomus collection by w/ Style

Subtle colours also in SALTI, the Salt- & Peppermill here pictured in the Colour Nomad - Moonbeam a colour that perfectly fit my favourite mushrooms don't you think. We choose the REO storage tray, made of powder-coated steel in the colour “Rustic Brown”.

Blomus 2020 collection | w/ Style Photoshoot

New also is the AROUND studio stool, available in warm sand beige and in two different grey's, is reminiscent of the classic piece of furniture from old factory halls. The combination of solid wood and solid steel accentuate its authentic industrial style. The height can be continuously adjusted to different purposes. We loved to see the 2020 collection with our own eyes. Be sure to check out the new collection at Blomus 

Blomus 2020 collection | w/ Style Photoshoot

This post is written in collaboration with Blomus | Pictures © w/ Style | Concept w/ Style | Photography Wen van Woudenberg | Styling Desiree Groenendal

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June 19, 2020

All new images from Oliver Gustav Copenhagen store

With borders slowly opening for selected country's, and for a minimal stay of six nights only, according to the email I just received from Visit Denmark. A visit to Copenhagen is not within reach for me any time soon... and that is okay although I would have loved to travel to Denmark for 3 days of design. I love the city, the stores and all the beautiful showrooms of our favourite Scandinavian brands.

Oliver Gustav is one of the places I always try to visit when visiting Denmark and when talking with them recently I was happy to receive a few new images of the Copenhagen store. For me it is the perfect store with many sculptural and unique pieces, some antique, some made out of metal and always surprising and a store decorated with a good dose of drama.
June 15, 2020

Meet Italian brands online in our Salone del Mobile Special

For a while we had hopes up to fly to Milan for a postponed Salone del Mobile this week. The rest is old news … it just didn’t happen. One of the things I love most during Milan design week is discovering new and unknown brands. Milan Designweek is a combination of work and pleasure with scrolling through the city with the little group of friends I share an apartment with for years and meeting designers and fellow friends from all over Europe and abroad. 

June 12, 2020

A raw and minimal home by Michael Falgren | frama stories

Danish photographer Michael Falgren opened his house and went in conversation with Frama at his 1970’s house in Hornbæk. Together with his family, Michael decided to leave the busy Copenhagen-life in the spring of 2018 and started an in-depth restoration where sustainable materials were key elements while respecting the soul and history of the house. 

June 11, 2020

New tableware by Sergio Herman for Serax

When it comes to ceramic tableware, Serax is one of my favourite brands. Most of my dinnerware is from Serax and I am really happy to be able to work with their collections for a few years now in our different shoots for w/ Style.  Sergio Herman, not a stranger on the blog either is one of the top chefs Serax created new collections with over the last years, I was so happy to receive his cooking book when visiting Serax a few years ago where Sergio cooked for us all. The pictures and recipes, his risotto is my favourite, are amazing! Together with Serax Sergio now created Inku.

June 6, 2020

Beautiful metal finishes and built-in shower-head design

Antoniolupi is known for their outstanding design and bathroom furniture, exclusively bathroom accessories, mirrors and products for the living space. In a previous post I introduced antoniolupi and their minimal bathtub collection in Cristalmood, a resin developed by antoniolupi. Antoniolupi uses various materials in its collections, next to Cristalmood we see Flumood, marble, wood and stone among others.

June 4, 2020

A new boutique and showroom for Ferm Living in Copenhagen

If you love Copenhagen and are able to travel safe, here is some news for you from Ferm LIVING. Nestled between picturesque canals, houseboats and the untamed freetown Christiania, Ferm Living will open the doors to their new boutique and showroom. Kuglegården 1-5 is a historic building that dates all the way back to 1777, and whose uncompromising façade creates a beautiful contrast to its unpolished backdrop. The building will be home to Ferm Living's offices and a 450m² combined showroom and boutique – ferm LIVING’s first.