I’m honored to introduce Editor in Chief of Norwegian Maison, Anne Lise Gjetvik as our guest blogger today. Anne Lise will be talking about her and Maison’s interpretation of Scandinavian Maximalism.
Danish/British Louise Campbell is a good example of the Scandinavian Maximalism: The clean lines and shapes from traditional Scandinavian design combined with British’ love for embellishment like you can see in her Elements collection for Royal Copenhagen
Norwegian Cathrine Kullberg’s lamp collection, Forest, is shining bright! Classical forms and shapes again, while the patterns are made with advanced laser cut technology. New from this year is the bright white version and the mini lanterns. Typical Norwegian in a fairytale kind of way.
The designer duo Autoban are Turkish, but inspired by Scandinavian icons like Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, especially in their usage of wood in their furniture design. Their chair Nest is a poetic meeting between past en present in my opinion.
Image from here
White on white with different nuances and textures.
Lebanese Bokja has their own wonderful twist on a Scandinavian Design Classic: Arne Jacobsen’s the Egg upholseted in vintage textiles from central Asia.
This might be classic Scandinavian, but crystal chandeliers in this summer home is also a big part of the new Scandinavian Maximalism. The interiors are from a spread in Maison #3 2010. I’m infatuated by the cool simplicity in the blue and white color scheme and the juxtaposition between old and new. The home owner has an exquisite sense of details!
Thank you so much for sharing with us, Anne Lise!
Make sure you check out Maison’s latest issue – available from Sept 15th. (am totally loving the eclectic mix of patterns on that sofa!)