The greatest product is useless if it doesn’t fit well into an interior. Incorporating the surrounding space into her designs without losing sight of the details, Lotte Douwes creates pieces that connect with a room. After graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011, the talented designer founded her own studio to create solution-oriented and practical pieces—with a view to the wider space around them.
From the very first to the final thread, Finnish label VM-Carpet pays extra special attention to each step of the production process of its floor coverings. Made from paper yarn, the Basso Rug is an expression of this conscientious way of handling materials and construction techniques. A subtle pattern and colour palette make the carpet an unpretentious and versatile piece that blends effortlessly into the interior of discerning aesthetes. Working carefully in Lappajärvi, Finland, the talented team ensures every rug is not only made to last, but to carry forth VM’s values: humanity, creativity, genuineness, a joy for life, and faith in the future to come.
Pokketmixer by POKKETMIXER
No matter if you’re in the car, the open air, or if you and your friends agree on the track list, music exists to be shared. Made in Berlin with passive technology that requires no batteries or power input, the German Design Award-winning POKKETMIXER lets you keep the party going and turn a gathering into a pop-up event ready to take on any venue. The mixer’s plastic and aluminium case houses a simple user interface with HI, MID, and LOW controls for 2 channels. Fitted with pre-listening on both signals, a crossfader, master volume, an equalizer, and headphone volume control, the POKKETMIXER plugs into any speaker system—all you have to think about is if you’re going to hit the digital decks solo or open up the party to a tag team effort.
Razors, reduced forms, and functionalist industrial designer Dieter Rams — the associations of traditional German firm Braun have a visionary quality. The label, started in a small engineering shop by Max Braun in Frankfurt in 1921, has produced a wide range of electrical goods while helping shape the international history of industrial design. Simplifying objects down to their essentials was a starting point for the company and remains the challenge for its visionary team, one that continues to push the boundaries of functional design.
Woodstock Wall Rail by Jeroen van Leur
Easy and quick to assemble and transport, tent poles formed the basis of the idea for Jeoren van Leur’s Woodstock collection. The Dutch label’s Wall Rail is assembled from ash with steel fasteners and affixes to the the wall to keep towels in the bathroom or kitchen, or even accessories in the hallway, in order. Conceptual furniture for mobile lifestyles.
Since 1984, Playsam creates innovative and timeless wooden toys for the young and young at heart. Classic and contemporary. Fanciful and functional. Simple and sophisticated. At first glance, these characteristics may seem slightly contradictory. But Playsam firmly believes that opposites attract. Playsam is simply Scandinavian design at its finest