Autumn has well and truly arrived here in Liverpool and what better way to celebrate than by taking a closer look at one of my favourite collections of the season so far, ‘Layers of Materiality’ by &Tradition.
Founded on fusing the classic with the contemporary, the Danish brand’s AW22 press launch was a must-visit for me during this year’s London Design Festival. It was here that I found out more about their range of carefully selected new additions which have all been specifically designed to entice our senses, as well as deepen our connection to the spaces and places we call home.
Here’s more about some of my personal &Tradition favourites:
X by Hvidt & Mølgaard
First released in 1959, this distinctive lounge chair from Danish design duo Hvidt & Mølgaard, with its sloping oak silhouette and understated woven rattan seat, has been brought back from the archives. Inspired by the form of old wooden tennis rackets, X comes flat packed and is held together by a powder coated steel frame and a solid walnut insert that seamlessly fits into the leg joint.
Alima by Note Design Studio
Whether you’re hosting drinks for friends, or just needing some extra storage for family essentials, the Alima trolley from Stockholm-based Note Design Studio will be a versatile investment for any home. Inspired by the ‘creative chaos’ of working and living in a single space, Alima has been designed to bridge the gap between home and office. I love its distinctive V-shape display shelf as well as the natural leather handle and oak or walnut removable wooden tray.
Tung by John Astbury
This compact side table by British designer John Astbury stole my heart in an instant. Monolithic in stature but light in expression, I adore how its beautiful organic curves are accentuated by the high gloss finish. Available in ‘Steel Blue’ and ‘Burgundy Red,’ Tung is sure to brighten any room on a dreary day, reflecting natural light coming in from a nearby window or the warm glow of a lamp or candle during the evenings.
Colette by &Tradition
Named after the renowned 19th century French author and performer of the same name, Colette was created by &Tradition’s own in-house design team. A modern take on a traditional fabric table lamp, Colette has a timeless Art Deco grace about her and in true avant-garde style, the crisp, off-white cotton-linen is perfectly finished off with either a black or red contrasting trim.
Herman by Signe Hytte
Designed by Signe Hytte, &Tradition’s former head of design before establishing her own Copenhagen studio, Herman is a tribute to the Danish author Herman Bang. This classic looking lamp, with its warm walnut stem, beige marble base and mouth blown opal glass shade will provide the softest, diffused light to read a novel or two by as the darker nights approach.
Raku by Sebastian Herkner
Named after the traditional Japanese pottery technique, Raku from German designer Sebastian Herkner has gone straight to the very top of my portable lamp wish list. The beige grey, or blue green ceramic base, of every lamp is handmade and given a unique crackle glazed finish as well as a beautiful perforated brass or bronzed aluminium shade.
As you can see there are many incredible new pieces from &Tradition to excite and inspire Nordic design enthusiasts, but which is your favourite?
Images 1-4 by Nicola Capper, all remaining images courtesy of &Tradition.
To find out more about the AW2022 collection from &Tradition, visit their website.
Enjoyed reading this post? Then find out more about the AW22 collection from fellow Danish design brand, Ferm Living.