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With the frosty winter weather beginning to arrive in the UK, we’re dreaming of cosy winter cabins, crackling log fires and total relaxation over the festive period.
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With this in mind, we’re feeling inspired by all things rustic, warm and inviting. Think rich walnut and oak furnishings, soft materials and charming British and Scandinavian accessories designed to make your home as comfortable as possible.
Oak wood is a material that ages with grace, taking on its own distinctive and beautiful character over time. SPACE Copenhagen utilised this material to design the established oiled oak frame of the FLY Sofa, which extends into convenient side tables on the SC3 version. SPACE Copenhagen is recognised for their consideration of sincere and personal elements within design, resulting in furniture successes with Scandinavian manufacturer Fredericia and the world-renowned NOMA restaurant in Copenhagen.
The Skandilock Australian Sheepskin upholstery is the true selling point of the Lamino, giving it that classic Scandinavian appeal. The designer Yngve Ekström had a valued talent for carpentry, which gave many of his designs a distinctive and personal edge. Although the Lamino may not appear to be the most comfortable chair in the world thanks to its elegant thin frame, visitors to our showroom often comment on how exceptionally comfortable it is. If you’re interested in the Lamino, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the full range of wood finishes and upholstery options available.
Hans J. Wegner began his inspiring career as a cabinetmaker in 1931, before establishing himself as a pioneering designer who made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. The CH36 Chair demonstrates Wegner’s love of natural materials impeccably, with its smooth solid wood frame and comfortable paper cord seat. The chair would fit into a rustic British-style country kitchen or dining room perfectly.
Inspired by traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork, Another Country always produces exceptional high-quality furnishings from solid FSC certified wood, often with subtle industrial influences. The pale ash wood dining table from Series Two is supported by angular trestle legs and has a robust and angular appearance, yet still has that classic and elegant country kitchen appeal.
If you’re looking to bring in subtle rustic influences or add the finishing touches to your space, these iconic accessories will help to add a touch of character and charm.
Hand-beaten and hammered into their final shapes, the Tom Dixon Form Bowls have a raw, tarnished and organic appearance. Their handmade nature means each bowl varies from the next, resulting in a product that has a charming and personal touch. Copper is also a fantastic material for bringing warmth into the home and compliments wood beautifully.
Kay Bojesen’s wooden toy animals are renowned for their playful and friendly aesthetic, making them the perfect gifts for both children and adults alike. The Rosendahl Dog was designed in 1934 and is an exact replica created from one of Kay Bojesen’s original drawings. Made from traditional walnut wood, the Rosendahl Dog has a timeless, humble and natural charm, making him the perfect little figure for passing through the family for years to come.
Made from solid walnut with high-grade quartz clockwork, the Diamond Desk Clock exudes sophistication through its simple yet sculptural form. George Nelson’s clocks are recognised for embodying the spirit of the ‘joie de vivre’ of the 1950s – or in other words, the enjoyment of life – and offer an ageless alternative to the conventional timekeepers.
Inspired by traditional wooden toys, this quirky lamp from Northern Lighting demonstrates that sustainable oak – a popular and familiar Nordic material – can be utilised for even the most unconventional of designs and still look unassuming. Joined together using a traditional wooden joinery technique, the lamp can be placed on the floor, on a table or shelf or on the wall with ease.
5. Turner & Harper Bannister Brush
Turner & Harper demonstrate exquisitely what beautifully crafted British design should be like. Their bannister brush is made from solid beech wood and is bristled with pure hog hair by 6th generation skilled brush makers, making it the perfect brush for collecting even the finest of dust from all manner of delicate surfaces. Instead of hiding your brushes away and using them solely for their functional purpose, Turner & Harper will make you want to put them proudly on display.
Sometimes the simplest of concepts make the most revolutionary of designs. Made from oak or stained ash, The Dots can be arranged on the wall however you desire or even utilised as handles for a unique and innovative change. Their subtle integrity and soft rounded form makes them a versatile addition to any home.
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“I became fascinated by the endless possibilities generated by allowing circles of a few different sizes to be placed independently.” – Lars Tornøe
The above images demonstrate the creative processes behind The Dots from Lars Tornøe, one half of Tveit & Tornøe. To save on expenses and material wastage, The Dots are made by gluing two separate wood sections together.
London-based product designer Simon Donald added a bright pop of colour to the design of the Nightlight Candlestick, giving an otherwise traditional night light a contemporary twist. Like all of Another Country’s products, the Nightlight Candlestick is made from solid FSC certified wood and combines unpretentious design with remarkable functionality.
If you would like further information on any of the featured products or style advice on how to create the perfect rustic look within your home, then please call 44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email email@example.com for friendly expert advice and assistance.