Nordic Inspiration – Sculptural Accessories

March 10, 2019


After visiting the Top Drawer trade show in January, and following IMM Cologne, Maison & Objet and the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, it’s safe to say I’ve been totally inspired by this season’s new launches. 

Rather than feeling under pressure to completely redecorate my whole house, I personally prefer to update what I’ve already got by embracing smaller details.

One of the more achievable trends that I’m loving at the moment is sculptural accessories. From distinctive Futurist metalwork, raw Brutalist ceramics through to Abstract glass pieces inspired by nature, none of these pieces would look out of place in an art gallery, let alone our homes, this spring. 

Here’s more about the pieces that have been grabbing my attention lately:

Frequency Vase – Georg Jensen 

Whether a fleeting trend or otherwise, when you invest in an expertly hand-crafted piece from Georg Jensen you know it will never go out of style. 

For their striking Frequency collection, which includes a large vase as well as hurricane lanterns and bowls, they’ve collaborated with American interior designer Kelly Wearstler. 

Made from mirror polished stainless steel and glass, this vase has been inspired by the power of the ocean, with the wave-like shapes representing the drama of the Californian coast where the designer lives and works.

Curve Vase – Lyngby Porcelain

On my very first ever trip to Copenhagen I bought one of Lyngby’s classic ribbed vases so I’m super excited about the release of this new softer addition. 

What really stood out for me with the Curve was how it beautifully combines contrasting surfaces. It has a glazed high collar, while the trademark corrugated porcelain body carries a matte raw finish. 

Muses Vases – Ferm Living 

For this family of vases Ferm Living took inspiration from the Muses of Greek mythology. While each vase is different, they all share characteristics creating a feeling of togetherness and power.

Three of the vases, Calli, Ania, and Clio, are connected through their ornamental handles, while Era and Talia both have spherical lids. The stoneware they’ve used also has a reactive matte glaze, which gives them a flamed surface texture and makes each vase unique. 

Balloon Vase 04 – Louise Roe Copenhagen 

Made from mouth blown glass, the latest Balloon vase is incredible. Part of a wider series of art deco inspired vases, Louise Roe’s expressive use of line, shape and colour in everything she does has a real artistry about it.

This really is the most sculptural piece I’ve chosen, and the intense inky black would certainly command attention in any home. I love its edgy attitude and overall simplicity. 

Arctic Vase – Warm Nordic 

There’s always something rather special about a classic design being brought back to life and Warm Nordic are total experts when it comes to reproducing iconic pieces from the 50s and 60s.

Originally designed in 1968 by the acclaimed Swedish glass artist and silversmith, Gunnar Cyrén, the Arctic vase with its fine grooves on the side and bobbles in the bottom has a timeless, understated elegance which I adore. Did I mention its nearly my birthday? 

So which one do you prefer?

I’m sure we will be seeing references to all of these products on the high street very soon.

All images from respective brands. 

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