Inspired Sofa

This sofa was clearly inspired by Finn Juhl famous Poet sofa, it has a lovely soft shape that reminds me of classic older style furniture, but with the Danish touch. I love the shape and the way it lends itself so well to contrasting fabric, highlighting the delicates curves and feel of the sofa.

I upholstered this sofa with my daughter in mind, it would be the perfect sofa to cuddle up with her, reading a bedtime story while she falls asleep in my arms and the soft curves of the sofa.

1984 Fish Bowl

1984 Fish Bowl was designed by Sydney based industrial designer Danny Cheung.

The Fishbowl was inspired by and takes its name from the novel 1984 by George Orwell.

Design is so human-centric, 1984 Fish Bowl is innovative in meeting the needs of a non-human species, a design which ironically engages our own instinctive curiousity. Domed portholes effectively create an ethereal magnifying lens for compelling entertainments whilst the fish use the opaque walls for refuge and peer out when curiousity strikes.

It's not Scandinavian, but the design was too good to resist!

Beautiful Bins - Vipp

It all started in 1939 in Denmark when Holger Nielsen was asked by his wife to make a handy waste bin for her new hairdressing salon. This bin was the hit of the salon, and in no time Vipp bins were being ordered for professional businesses.

Holger Nielsen was a craftsman with a keen sense of aesthetics and quality: "Good design never goes out of fashion," he used to say. And time would prove him right; the Vipp bin has hardly changed in either design or materials since it was created in 1939. The only difference compared to the original version is the lid.

The lid was originally made of chromium-plated steel with a wavy look. However, in the late 1940s it became possible to draw metal, since then the lid has been manufactured in stainless steel, giving the bin the domed, smooth design we know today.

Vipp still manufactures its pedal bins in Denmark, just as it did back in 1939. The materials are also the same: stainless steel and rubber. Each Vipp bin consists of up to 42 components and is hand-assembled by skilled craftsmen. One employee can assemble six bins per hour - ensuring quality that lasts.

String - Modern since 1949

There are many reasons why String has been popular for the last 50 years and one is that it is so practical – and modern since 1949. The String started back in 1953 originating in Sweden & we've just put it into our stores.

The String and String Plex is a multiple award winning design that continues to grow in strength; a lightweight and flexible storage system that is constructed of side panels and shelves that are easy to mount and move creating various combinations, depths, and frame functions as a unit.

Change a colour, add a shelf, vary a look, or combine all elements to get the perfect String look for your space.

String and String Plex are suited to large or small areas and the framing is discreet but distinctive in character; a refined ladder climbing up a wall. It is simple and integrates with many spaces, unpretentious in design it was quick to become a favourite, a minimalist icon, appealing back in 1953 and still relevant today.