If like me you’ll be heading to Copenhagen this year, then might I suggest adding the new Mazo showroom to your must-visit list.
Located in the iconic Dronningegård, a modernist residential complex created by the pioneering Kay Fisker, this exciting design destination only opened its doors at the end of last year and is a recent discovery I just had to share with you.
Known for furniture, lighting and home accessories that unifies the brand’s Scandinavian roots with the free spirit of the Bauhaus and the paired back qualities of Japanese craft, this incredibly inviting space is sure to inspire you from the moment you step inside.
Showcasing a carefully curated combination of original pieces and re-launched mid-century gems, many of which have previously only been produced in small numbers, Mazo has quite rightly earned a reputation over the last five years for making long lasting products with everyday life in mind.
With a deeply rooted belief that through balancing beauty and functionality, design can improve peoples’ lives; Mazo partners with contemporary names who share this same philosophy, as well as exclusively manufacture furniture by the Danish architect Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.
As also the grandfather of Mazo co-founder Magnus Stephensen, safe to say he and his partners Magnus Sangild and Louise Buus are respectful of the past, yet mindful of the present.
From Jessica Vedel’s striking RAE mirrors to the characterful KYO vases of Snorre Læssøe Stephensen, it’s hard to single out my personal Mazo favourites. But, when I look back on my visit, I’d have to include the Arch Lounge Chair, which was originally designed in 1932 by Magnus Læssøe Stephensen and is formed from two steam bent oak beams and finished with a traditional paper cord seat along with the Yuki Lamp by Danish designer Signe Hytte. Named after the Japanese word for snow, it feels very apt given the extreme winter weather we’ve all been experiencing this week.
To find out more and for further showroom details, visit the Mazo website.
All images courtesy of Mazo.
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