Originally a creative product development company for other brands, Design House Stockholm has since become one of the world’s most admired publishers of contemporary Scandinavian furniture, lighting, tabletop accessories and apparel. That’s “publisher,” and not “producer,” because Design House Stockholm regards its modus operandi as more like that of a book publisher than a traditional furniture manufacturer. The company generates its product line by soliciting ideas from its expansive network of designers — an organic production process that has resulted in an eclectic, wide-ranging product line. Need new lighting? Form Us With Love’s super-minimalist cord floor lamp stands on a basic textile cord that loops at the bottom to form a simple yet sturdy base. How about a new bike basket? Marie-Louise Gustafsson’s grass-green polypropylene model — officially named the “Carrie” (get it?) — draws inspiration from crocheted tablecloths and includes a strap for easy transport. If you would rather dress yourself than your home or bicycle, Design House Stockholm also offers a clothing line that includes scarves of fleece, hats of pleece (a polyester and viscose blend), and other items you might don during a December day in Stockholm.
Our buyers curated a crackerjack selection of bowls, dishes, vases, and more, all for under $20. You're sure to find that elusive "finishing-touch" piece here. . . with minimal wallet impact.
We've gone through our coffers and picked some hidden gems in a huge range of categories — from furniture to accessories — to serve as a little design inspiration for 2012. Now's your chance to pick these items up at wallet-friendly prices.
Fluid-lined vases, unexpectedly curvy mugs, and a candleholder whose lines recall the movement of the wind: There’s a sculptural quality to all the accessories on offer here. If you want your room to possess a restful, artful quality, this collection is a great place to start.
When you're decorating your first apartment, the key is blending style and quality — choose pieces that'll last so long, they'll be able to move with you to your next apartment and beyond. Get your kitchen squared away with tools from Bodum, Cuisinart, and KitchenAid. For the living room, opt for a built-to-last sofa (we especially love Modern Milano's versatile sectionals). Then, flesh out the rest of the basics with this one-stop selection of bedding, curtains, seating, and glassware.