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“The debut collection addresses the demand for understated luxury and the need for multifunctional designs.” Explained artistic directors Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim – co-founder of Morten & Jonas – who worked with 16 designers from 7 different countries.
With a name like LOUD, you’d expect this gleaming cabinet designed by Swedish-French duo Färg & Blanche to scream for attention, but it barely even whispers. LOUD is an elegant bystander waiting to be noticed at cocktail time. The doors and side surfaces are enhanced by a seamless layer of polished laminate that creates a dazzling mirror effect.
When winter ice forms on Norwegian lakes, fishermen drill round holes in the surface and drop their fishing lines through. They clip a ‘pilk’ onto the fishing line, a lure designed especially for ice fishing. PILK ice cubes are created in the same spirit, complete with perfect round holes for dropping straws through. Design by Rudi Wulff.
Morten & Jonas designed the STILK table series for lounge-like spaces and laid-back interiors to “accentuate the furniture around them like accessories enhancing an outfit.”
The relaxing contours of the OBLONG lounge chair provide the supersize comfort of a recliner while being lighter and more comfortable than an overstuffed seat. Chinese designer Mario Tsai crafted OBLONG from two padded discs attached to a minimalistic frame that allows light to pass through.
Inspired by traditional Ottoman stools, YAM lounge chair, an ottoman and a pouf by Swedish designer Mattias Stenberg is made with soft contours that enhance comfort and add support to the overall structure. The seats are bordered by a single, unbroken seam that forms a soft edge around the sides.
Characterised by clean lines, balanced proportions, tailored details and a building-block construction, DAYBE sofa allows you to sit back and relax all day, then snooze in comfort at night. The backrest detaches and slides onto the floor to create a comfortable bed. Design by Morten & Jonas.
The FOLD pendant light by Scottish designer Kyla McCallum debuts following several years of research and experimentation at her Foldability studio in London. The designer developed a shade structured by repeating folds that brings Japanese origami to mind, making it a unique hybrid of hand-craftsmanship and fibre innovation.
“Just as a shelter in a storm creates a safe haven, this combination desk and console provides a stronghold for essentials and artefacts”. Spanish design duo Yonoh designed SHELTER, a tabletop crafted from smoked oak and perforated steel forming a lightweight screen that wraps around the front and sides.
All photos: courtesy of Northern.
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