It’s that time of year again when exciting details of the new season collections start landing in my inbox and sneak peeks start appearing on my Instagram feed. Safe to say I will have lots to share with you over the coming months, especially now Formland, Oslo Design Fair and 3 Days of Design have been given the long-awaited go-ahead.
So, let’s start with one of Denmark’s most-loved brands, Broste Copenhagen. Since 1955 they have perfectly combined classic Scandinavian design characteristics, such as form, functionality, and beauty, with the very latest in interior style trends.
For their Autumn-Winter 2021 collection, which is titled ‘Mixed Media’, they continue to refine their contemporary design DNA under the guidance of Brand Director Kristina Dam, who I interviewed last year shortly after taking up the role.
With its use of strong graphic shapes, this collection shares many of the distinctive characteristics I personally love in Kristina’s signature style, all be it with a softer edge. It also includes a selection of exciting new pieces from a growing number of collaborating designers, who together are further pushing Broste Copenhagen’s traditional use of colour, pattern, and materials.
For me, Broste Copenhagen has always been a go-to for stylish soft furnishings, textiles, and tableware. I began investing in their pieces long before my Nordic design journey had even begun, so to choose just a few favourites from this Autumn-Winter 2021 collection is rather difficult.
As someone obsessed with finding a new sofa at the moment, the ‘Bay’ designed by Spanish Architect and Designer Omayra Maymó, really caught my eye. Responsible for creating Ferm Living’s ‘Arum’ lighting series and New Works ‘Pleat Pitcher’ amongst others, with its 1970s style low profile and soft laidback look, it would certainly be very much welcome in my living room.
Along with the striking new ‘Earthenware’ and understated ‘Turner’ coffee tables, there is a lovely two-seater bench added to the existing ‘Oda’ collection and the most beautiful nightstands and storage bench join the ‘Tenna’ shelving series.
When it comes to rugs there are no fewer than five new designs to choose from. For those who prefer something on the neutral side there is the ‘Amira’ and ‘Elvira’, the ‘Boris’ with its geometric honeycomb pattern as well as the bolder, ‘Edith’ and ‘Gertrud’. Each and every one coming in a variety of sizes and colours.
It is the compelling use of colour throughout this collection that really sets it apart from last season, and this is particularly evident in Broste’s home accessories. As a huge lover of blue accents, I definitely have my eye on the gorgeous ‘Arild’ laundry basket as well as the ‘Sena’ cushions and throw. Both of them also come in a rich aubergine.
I’m sure you will agree that the ‘Mixed Media’ Autumn-Winter 2021 Collection from Broste Copenhagen is jam-packed with exciting new pieces to discover and will certainly bring a unique pop of Scandinavian cool to our homes no matter what the time of year.
All items will be available from September, to find out more, visit the Broste Copenhagen website.
All images courtesy of Broste Copenhagen.