Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a press breakfast where Helene Hennie’s fall collection for Slettvoll was unveiled. Helene is an incredibly talented interior designer, and was awarded the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year in 2007.
Helene started designing furniture for Norwegian Slettvoll in 2005, and the collaboration is nothing less than a success.
The main object of my desire: an AMAZING black sofa with nailhead trim. Absolutely amazing! Everyone were gushing over it. The daybed to the right was actually intended to be a show piece when it launched a few years ago, but is one of today’s bestsellers.
It was obvious that the collection appealed to all of us there. What makes it so great is it’s versatility. They’re shown in a fairly traditional / conservative setting, but most of the pieces could easily transition into other styles as well.
The ottoman above has the same nailhead trim as the luscious sofa. :)
The store was filled with beautiful vignettes. I fell for the round metal box with the lid above. Very “chinoiserie-ish”!
This credenza is traditional with a modern twist. See the steel pulls? Definitely gives the piece an extra dimension!
This trunk is very very fresh and I love how the pulls are made of leather. Reminds me of my striped credenza!
Helene has an remarkable ability to get her audience’s attention. She’s one of those persons that doesn’t have to raise her voice what so ever.
Horrible pic of me (am experiencing some lack of sleep these days), but I was sitting in a love seat with Helene! I needed to show you guys evidence ;)
Hope you enjoyed the little tour. If you want to see more, visit Slettvoll here, and/or check out their catalogs here. (lots of eye candy!!)
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