Accessories brand BECKSÖNDERGAARD COPENHAGEN from Copenhagen Denmark is known for gorgeous printed scarfs in trendy colours, but above all it’s the quality that really makes you addicted to this brand. Fine knit soft cotton draped around you, making you warm and comfortable throughout the day.
Becksöndergaard SS13 campaign
The Danish accessory brand BECKSÖNDERGAARD COPENHAGEN was founded by Lis Beck and Anna Søndergaard in 2003. With their love for colours and Scandinavian simplicity BECKSÖNDERGAARD creates stylish accessories with a natural colour palette, unique handdrawn prints.
Danish Modern at its best, the Ro Chair by Fritz Hansen, is launched. Currently exhibiting with a seperate pop-up showroom in conjunction with the Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
The Ro chair designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, in subtle shades and elegant lines, provides a space for relaxation. It’s like a comfortable curved shell shielding from and giving a break from everyday stress.
© Go Scandinavian visiting the Fritz Hansen Pop-up Showroom in St Johns St at the Clerkenwell Design Week
About Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen is a Danish furniture design company. Designers who have worked for Fritz Hansen include legends such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner, and Piet Hein. Fritz Hansen also collaborates with contemporary furniture architects including Hiromichi Konno, Cecilie Manz and Kasper Salto.
Room Copenhagen and Holscher Design in partnership with colour expert Pantone are developing a collection of colorful products under the Pantone Universe name. The design and product development are involving the the world-renowned Knud Holscher Design studio. The lates news is the Pantone Universe Cup by Room Copenhagen.
The cup, with a light matte whipped-cream white and a Pantone-colored smooth interior, are suitable as everyday drinking cups and as an elegant alternative to a drinking glass. All you have to do is to choose your favourite colour! Price £13.99
Defining Scandinavia launched this January, exhibiting a well curated selection of everything within Design & Living. Situated in the trendy and historical Øksneshallen (used to be a slaughter house in the oden days) in Copenhagen, the show was an immediate success with exhibitors, buyers and press alike.
And now the next show is coming together! Season 2 of Defining Scandinavia will take place 8th – 11th August 2013.
Defining Scandinavia presents the most distinctive trends, and in the August 2013 edition they will focus on ‘Functional Moxie’. ‘Moxie’ is colloquial slang for courage, daring and spirit. Using the term ‘Functional Moxie’, Defining Scandinavia accepts the challenge, focusing on the way existing trends, put in a new functional context, addresses the genre of design and living. We aim to embrace functionality by daring to choose only value-adding everyday objects. Sounds interesting?
© Louise Roe
Louise Roe is one designer that will be exhibiting again at Defining Scandinavia. Especially her textile products are truly sensational, bout in texture and colour. Make sure to pop by the stand if you are there or see more design essentials at louiseroe.dk
Buyers and press can register online at definingscandinavia.com
With Superfront, you have the chance to invest in a high quality furniture at a sensible price. Swedish company Superfront makes fronts, handles and legs for all of Ikea’s existing cabinet bases, extending to many base products from Ikea.
Nine surface designs, nine legs, eight handles and and twelwe different colours are currently available of your choice.
Renew your existing Ikea kitchen or an old wall lined with Ikea closets. Tweak a sideboard or even a bathroom cabinet from their line. And it’s environmentally friendly, the whole concept of upcycle rather than waist.
All Superfront products are made in Sweden. Customise your cabinet into a one off unique design piece on superfront.com
The world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has worked together with Republic of Fritz Hansen to create today’s answer to tomorrow’s easy chair. A chair where you can find room for your inner space and take a break from the hectic bustle of everyday life. The chair is called Ro and will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
Time for reflection is a luxury in today’s world. We are all busy and always short of time to create a moment for quiet contemplation. The new easy chair springs from a desire to create a piece of furniture that offers an opportunity for reflection in our busy lives. However, Ro is much more than an easy chair. It’s a 11⁄2-seater where you can relax, change positions and have your newspaper, computer or child next to you and create a new comfort zone.
The design of the shell is elegant and simple, pleasing to both the eye and the body and offers the promise of tranquility in both its visual expression and its comfortable functionality. Furthermore, the form of the shell gives you the choice of being part of what goes on in the room or relaxing in your own private space.
Fritz Hansen’s design brief to Jaime Hayon was “… to create a comfortable seat for one person”.
Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in London 21 to 23 May 2013
Covent Garden in London, an area situated centrally in the West End, is a former fruit and vegetable market. Nowadays it’s become a popular shopping and tourist destination with a great selection of shops and restaurant. As of recently also including Nordic additions to the fashionable area; The award winning Swedish bakers Daniel Karlsson and Sven-Gunnar Appelgren has opened a new bakery store in Rose Street, Bageriet.
After working in the bakery of Stockholm’s most famous high-end department store NK, Daniel Karlsson moved to London in 2007 with dreams of setting up his own bakery store in the UK capital. With work experience from Ottolenghi and Melrose & Morgan, Daniel sat up his own company, Bageriet. Birthday cakes, traditional Swedish cinnamon buns, Semlor cream buns, crisp-rolls, biscuits, desserts and pastries was hand made for the Swedish Embassy and a host of restaurants and stores across London including TotallySwedish and Stockholm Deli. Daniel’s business partner, Sven-Gunnar is passionate about bread baking and for the past five years has worked at the Ottolenghi restaurants in London’s Notting Hill, Kensington, Belgravia and Islington as well as the fashionable restaurant The Wolseley.
In combining their expertise, Daniel and Sven-Gunnar aim to bring quality and originality to their newly launched operation as Daniel explains: “We want to provide the best fresh bread, pastries and traditional Swedish open sandwiches in London.”
Prinsessetårta, equally important to the Swedes as the Victoria Sponge is to the English, a delicious Marzipan cake is one of Bageriet’s specialties and definitely a must-taste.
Visit Bageriet, 24 Rose Street, London WC2E 9EA
Not so taken by the Spring Summer 2013 collection from Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen, although below styles are growing on us. The dress would make the ultimate party dress; Choose your favourite colour and show off those tanned pins!
© Designers Remix SS13 at Copenhagen Fashion Week August 2012
See other and more casual styles for everyday glam at designersremix.com
The UKs first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction & film is to be launched in London this June.
The Nordicana Show is a 2-day celebration of Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction and film, in association with Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label the leading UK distributor of Nordic Noir on DVD and Blu-ray, and the global literary network English Pen.
Nordicana will play host to the stars of the hugely popular BBC Four TV series’ and best-selling authors with panel discussions, signings, exclusive screenings, talks, retail stands, books, DVD and Blu-ray, food and drink and much more.
The venue for this unique event will be the landmark Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, of the finest victorian architecture, was completed in 1868. The venue features an italianate palazzo-style frontage, executed in portland stone and polished aberdeen granite. Located in London, at the Smithfield end of St John street and a two-minute walk from Farringdon station.
Buy your tickets online, at nordicnoir.tv
Margit Brandt is a Danish long term favourite brand among Scandinavian women, with it’s clean lines and effortlessly chic styles. The Spring 2013 collection by Margit Brandt offers exciting prints of luxurious fabrics. margitbrandtstore.dk
© Margit Brandt graphic collection for Spring 2013
Margit Brandt first collection was launched in 1965, with the head designer Margit Brandt being regarded as one of the fashion genius of the world. The brand was relaunched in 2005 and Sandra Zecevic is todays head of design.
For style inspiration we recommend following the Margit Brandt Blog