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Nordic Impact

When traveling cities such as Paris, Barcelona and New York, Norm.Architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen were fascinated by the street lamps; the characteristic cast iron top - looking a bit like a hat - with a semi-transparent glass sphere at the base.  Back in the studio Kasper and Jonas detached the street lamp from its original use and transferred the shape and combination of materials in order to design an outstanding, indoor pendant – the "Mass" Light.  The pendant was first launched in brown marble and glass as the two architects were keen on creating a lamp made from natural stone, which can withstand everyday use. The unusual use of solid marble for a lamp gives an exceptional sense of quality and durability.  Later, two other quality materials were added to the range in the form of copper and brass.  The shape of "Mass" light is bold, strong, and masculine, yet feminine curves soften the expression. The well-known shape lets you focus on the beauty of the materials, its aesthetic structures, and colors.

The internationally renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster has joined forces with Erik Jørgensen to create "Savannah" - a sofa and armchair of uncompromising quality hand-constructed in choice natural materials.  "Savannah" is comprised of a wooden structure wrapped with heavy saddleback leather, creating a beautiful framework. "Savannah" is a high-backed sofa with excellent sitting comfort. It has inviting, hand-sewn seat cushions that you sink into, ensuring additional comfort for the back.

The simple shape of the "Shell" chair by Michael Dreeben is an homage to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century.  The dining chair's clean lines highlight the quality of forming and stitching in the leather, which is sourced from Indian saddles. Extremely comfortable and durable, this rustic, yet sophisticated chair will only get better with age.

A modern adaptation of traditional Indian kneeding bowls, this sophisticated table by Ayush Kasliwal is as sustainable as it is beautiful, created with responsibility and global awareness in every possible phase of design and manufacturing.  The smooth, lathed top surface is made from the wood of a mango tree, which was farmed after the productive life of the plant was complete. In its place, another tree was planted.  The machined steel legs are finished using lead-free, water-based PU lacquers, and the manufacturing facility has actively participated in the fair trade program Susbiz India, externally managed and audited by the Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in an effort to keep all craftsmen safe and respected.

"Mayor" by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen shows a moderation of modernism and a unique regional adaptation: The frame is made of solid oak, the upholstery is tight but with three loose cushions that comprise the seating area, and there is generally a more human approach to modernism with a focus on livability.  The sofa is made of high quality materials. The tight upholstery and the two rows of elegant buttons that extend over the armrests and back give the sofa a simple and stylish look. Thus the sofa fits perfectly into both modern homes and workplaces, where quality and design are important parameters.

Louis Weisdorf's "Turbo" pendant was created in 1965. It was first put into production in 1967 and has achieved great success over the years. It illustrates design at its best: it is simple in form, yet complex in structure and combines a sense of airiness and strength in a beautiful sculptural whole.  The inspiration for the lamp is the lightness of the Japanese rice paper lamp but in a more durable and sturdy version. The outer curve of the lamp is made of 12 similar aluminum spiral lamellae that form a flower-like globe that shields the light of the bulb and the vertical lamellae prevent gathering of dust.

The "Stella Armchair" boasts elegantly curving armrests, and its wooden legs support a visible fibreglass shell that encloses an upholstered seat and backrest. The Stella Armchair has been designed for extreme versatility, suitable for residential, workplace and social settings. With one leg in the past and another in the future, the Stella Chair continues the play with classic forms characteristic of the Nichetto collection for De La Espada. Designed by Luca Nichetto and manufactured by De La Espada for the Nichetto brand.

The "Embrace Chair" fuses a wooden structure and soft upholstery to create an elegant dining chair that is so expressive that it can function as a stand-alone piece as well.  The chair's frame is crafted from wood. The back piece of the frame, composed of three pieces assembled in classic finger joints, is particularly striking, its simplicity emphasizing the elegant craftsmanship.

 Soft but sturdy, "My" is designed to be casual, relaxed seating. "My" is perfect for watching TV, reading a book, or just lounging around the home. The filling of these practical chairs is a mixture of materials that is guaranteed to stay in shape. "My" is available in "My Lounge," "Mini My" and "Rest My."

The wooden "Siro+" chair was honored with the Interior Innovation Award in 2013 at IMM Cologne. The multipurpose piece can be used as a dining chair, night table or bench. The Siro+ chair has a removable backrest cushion upholstered with Woodnotes Sand paper yarn cotton fabric. Designed by Ilkka Suppanen and Raffaella Mangiarotti.

The "Big Stripe" is a combination of 10 cm wide stripes that create a play of colors, giving rhythm and structure. It brings simple but striking geometric design into modern interior. The "Big Stripe" carpet can be playfully multicolored or classically two-colored.  There are five standard two-colored combinations but the colors can also be handpicked from a palette of 24 colors to suit individual preferences and different styles. Design by Ritva Puotila and Woodnotes design team.

"Kim", a family of nested items including two tables and a bench, is a case in point. Available as a set or as stand alone pieces, the three items in the Kim family share common materials, while each having their own distinct form. Simple but with a strong sense of character, Kim’s finished wooden surfaces straddle the boundaries between the natural and the manmade. Designed by Luca Nichetto and manufactured by De La Espada for the Nichetto brand.

"Kim", a family of nested items including two tables and a bench, is a case in point. Available as a set or as stand alone pieces, the three items in the Kim family share common materials, while each having their own distinct form. Simple but with a strong sense of character, Kim’s finished wooden surfaces straddle the boundaries between the natural and the manmade. Designed by Luca Nichetto and manufactured by De La Espada for the Nichetto brand.

 

For more information on our lines, go here. To find out how our pieces can enhance your design project, please contact us @ 312 329 9000. Haute Living's design professionals are ready to assist your needs in every aspect of the design process - from conception and technical specification to final delivery and installation.