Permission to Launch..

We know you're excited for our imminent launch and we're only a couple of weeks away from unleashing Scandinavian design fury on the UK. We've selected pieces designed in Scandinavia with a distinctly Nordic feel. These are the items our distinctly taller, blonder cousins have been filling their stylish homes with while we've been fending off"KEEP CALM and ..."-themed cushions. We're pretty sure you'll love what we've picked for you - we know you've got great taste.

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In the meantime, we thought we'd share our most coveted Scandi-inspired vintage finds. These are the spoils of hours spent in tiny antique stores, cavernous charity shops and flea markets that were only open on soggy Saturday mornings. We've taken our magpie-like skills around the Nordics and have also picked up a couple of gems right here in the UK. Some are authentic relics from a golden age of Scandinavian design, and some are *not entirely* authentic wannabes that fit the aesthetic nonetheless. Enjoy!


Ok, this might be a tenuous one. But, can you not see the resemblance to the straight lines of Arne Jacobsen's Stelton Coffee Press? No? Ah well, we love it anyway. Who needs coffee when you can have cocktails.

 

A sexy little number we bought because it reminded us of Danish designer Per Lukten's 1958 'Hellas' vase. Found in Glasgow.

We picked these up in a charity shop in the UK. They're definitely not authentic Scandi - there are markings on the bottom which would suggest otherwise. But we still think they're sweet.

This was hiding in the world's biggest indoor flea market (probably) in Copenhagen. Designed by Jørgen Mogensen for Royal Copenhagen in the late 1960's, it's sturdy and perfect for a toasty warm beverage.

Suvdal grew up visiting her grandmother (bestomor) every summer in Norway, and she can remember her owning an entire set of this crockery. We've since learned that this pattern is fairly ubiquitous all over Scandinavia, and for good reason. You'll notice a small chip in the rim; the Norwegians love their coffee and granny Suvdal put it to good use.

We were beside ourselves when we found this battered and bruised copper tray in Oslo. Not only is it bang on trend, but perfect for serving those cocktails we mentioned before..

This forlorn-looking Captain was languishing in a Glaswegian charity shop when we took pity on him and gave him a home. You'll often see dark portraits hanging in Scandinavian homes, they tend to add contrast to the whitewashed floors and pale wooden tones.

 

You'd be hard-pressed to not come across one of these rugs in a Scandi household. Made from scraps of material and woven together, these hard-wearing 'filleryer' (or 'transmattor', if you're Swedish) adorn nearly every hallway in every home. We found this one in Norway and love the colours. Guaranteed to brighten up any dark entryway.

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