When I interviewed the co-founders of New Works back in May, Knut Bendik Humlevik and Nikolaj Meier shared details of what we could look forward to seeing at this year’s 3daysofdesign, so it seemed only right to take a closer look now all has been revealed.
For the three-day event, the New Works showroom, which overlooks Copenhagen’s iconic Marble Church, was reimagined by their long-term collaborator Lotta Agaton Interiors, and this time the brand’s ongoing fascination with contrasting shapes, tactility and materiality was taken even further.
Celebrating the differences between light and dark, classic and contemporary, raw and refined, the exhibition, along with the new pieces presented, created a harmonious and intimate space that I’m sure will inspire Nordic design lovers everywhere.
Alongside the existing longstanding collection of elegant furniture, lighting and accessories I was particularly struck by three new additions:
Designed by Brooklyn-based Steven Bukowski, the Bukowski Chair reimagines just what a traditional mid-century dining chair could look like with its curvaceous backrest, legs and seat. Available in oak, walnut and black painted beech, it also subtly plays with proportions and scale thanks to the shifts in its slender yet sturdy silhouette.
New Works Shelving System
Like a growing number of Scandinavian brands, New Works offered for the first time a stylish shelving system. Designed by Knut Bendik Humlevik himself, for me, it is how the wall bars seamlessly integrate into the bookends and angled display shelving to keep belongings in place that truly highlights just how flexible and functional this new arrival truly is.
Atlas Coffee Table
Finally the Atlas Coffee Table designed by Swedish designer John Astbury, who has previously collaborated with Muuto, &Tradition and Skagerak, is sure to grace many stylish homes. The geometry may appear simple, but the striking choice of marble and travertine used to produce the bold balance of shapes gives this much admired product a distinctly brutalist presence.
All the items shown will be available this autumn. For more information visit the New Works website.
All images courtesy of New Works.
Enjoyed this post? Then why not read my chat with New Works co-founders Knut Bendik Humlevik and Nikolaj Meier.