With details of new season launches filling my inbox daily, choosing which to share with you is proving rather tricky. But no matter how many I receive I know there is one collection you will love just as much as me, ‘Choreography of Contrasts’ from Ferm Living.
For autumn-winter 2023 Ferm Living, have taken their instantly recognisable and much-loved sense of Nordic style a step further. Yes, it still celebrates a restrained aesthetic and honours quality craftsmanship, practicality, and purpose, but this time boldly fuses all these essential elements with an unexpected twist.
From sleek silhouettes set against dark woods, matte textures sat alongside high-gloss finishes and hand-made pieces partnered with polished sophistication, there is a real sense of timeless beauty and individuality in this juxtaposition.
Personally, I was instantly drawn to the curvaceous ‘Buur Lounge Chair’ which has been designed in collaboration with Aarhus based studio Says Who. Made from dark stained FSC certified oak and covered in a plush upholstery, this nostalgic looking piece sits in complete contrast with its fellow new arrival, the ‘Rum Lounge Chair’.
Taking a more brutalist approach, but just as beautiful, this chair features tall, impactful armrests that create a sheltered, cube-like seat, with the large, tactile cushions upholstered in a special edition check fabric enticing you in.
Lighting wise there are several striking new designs, but my favourite has to be the portable ‘Gry Table Lamp’ which is named after the Danish word for ‘dawn’. Thanks to its soft and gentle light, it will look just as good used out in the garden as well as in a living room.
That said it’s all the smaller pieces in this collection that really stand out for me, and whether you’re looking for vases or candlesticks, rugs or cushions, trivets or tableware, Ferm Living always does them well.
So be sure to take a look at the ‘Trace Vase’ with its painterly pattern, the ‘Valse’ candle holders which take their inspiration from movements made during the Waltz dance, and the delicately mouth-blown ‘Host’ collection of glassware and just like me you’ll find it hard to choose a favourite.
To find out more about the Choreography of Contrasts’ AW23 collection, visit the Ferm Living website.
All images courtesy of Ferm Living.
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