Whether I’m writing about a home or a product to go in one, it’s not just about what it looks like, but how it makes you feel. After all, it is these deeply personal connections that make an ordinary object special, make everyday moments stay with us, and what makes good design great.
For this year’s 3 Days of Design festival in Copenhagen New Works presented an exhibition that celebrated simple pleasures just like these, inviting guests to slow down, take a breath and see the beauty in the smallest detail.
Titled ‘A Poetic Disclosure’, and created in collaboration with the incredible Lotta Agaton Interiors, this cleverly devised experience was divided into two contrasting parts.
Firstly, on arriving at the New Works showroom, which is located in the iconic Frederiksstaden district, dark, dusty blue walls, woodwork and floors brought an instantaneous sense of quiet and calm to all who entered.
Ranging from indigo to midnight, these same cool tones were echoed in all the upholstery too, including the forthcoming ‘Shore’ collection by Joel Fjällström, through to the softly curved ‘Covent Residential’ sofa and lounge chairs.
It also provided the perfect backdrop to New Works must-have ‘Nebra’ pendant lamp, as well as the ‘New Works Shelving System’, created by their co-founder Knut Bendik Humlevik which is soon to be available in a warm walnut.
On the other side of the hall meanwhile, in Store Kongensgade 88, it was a very different story. Here the gallery space had slender birch trees and monochrome fabrics, in both pared back and daring graphic patterns, curated into a series of light and bright room settings.
John Astbury’s elegant ‘Atlas’ series of travertine and natural oak coffee tables, dining tables and stools rightly taking centre stage along with the exciting new versions of the charismatic ‘Bukowski’ chair with airy French cane seats.
Safe to say ‘A Poetic Disclosure’ proved to be a huge hit with design lovers during this year’s event providing a place to find some much-needed calm during the three hectic days.
To find out more about ‘A Poetic Disclosure’, visit the New Works website.
All images courtesy of New Works.
Enjoyed this post? Then why not read my chat with the co-founders of New Works, Knut Bendik Humlevik and Nikolaj Meier.