& Tradition - the new 2018 collection is breathtaking - details that make the difference
Do you know when a design is perfect? When the details are the maximum in quality. &Tradition has heritage Nordic tradition and heritage they aim to bridge these values to contemporary design, reshaping, redefining and reinventing materials, techniques, and forms. They respect nature that provides their raw materials and they believe in design that is made to last. Incredible combination of a good piece of design!
LITTLE PETRA BY VIGGO BOESEN
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. It's one of just a few designs by architect Viggo Boesen, who became associated with Denmark's signature design aesthetic in the 1930s called funky style.
Named after Boesen'smother-in-law, Little Petra is indeed surprisingly petite, able to fit into all kinds of spaces, interiors and environments. Low to the ground, open and embracing, it embodies the essence of a lounge chair, allowing for all kinds of seating positions in any cosy setting imaginable. A lot of work has gone into ensuring the utmost comfort, from the seat to the upholstery. Respecting Boesen's love of natural materials, the legs of the chair have been crafted in oak or walnut. The result is an endearing lounge chair that beckons you to stay.
MEZCLA SERIES BY JAIME HAYON
A table is where different people come together for different reasons. To meet and discuss a topic. To agree, disagree or just laugh and enjoy each other's company. It's this idea of mixing people, ideas and elements that lies at the core of Mezcla, a table concept by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, characterised by a mix of exclusive materials.
"The Spanish word for "mixture" is Mezcla," explains Hayon. "For me it captures the essence of different people coming together and diverse design elements together - in a series of tables where the materials, shapes and colours could meet and greet, so to speak."
FORMAKAMI TABLE LAMP
BY JAIME HAYON
Delicate materials and hand craftsmanship give the iconic Asian lantern a contemporary twist with the Formakami table lamp by Jaime Hayon. The result is an ambient light in a lamp where the design itself appears light.
It's a hybrid concept fusing different aspects of cultures into a new design idiom. Airy, bulbous shapes crafted in ivory white rice paper with blacklacqueredash accents look Asian and yet somewhat Scandinavian. Place the lamps in a modern milieu and cultural references disappear - replaced by a sense of magic. Switched off, there's a sense of serenity. Switched on, there's intimacy.
ICE BY SOFIE REFER
The Ice pendant is the perfect embodiment of our philosophy that simple is sophisticated. The satinised glass globe shade is suspended from the ceiling by a black cord adorned with a brass or bronzed brass detail.
Just a line converging with a circle in suspended animation is all it takes to exude an atmosphere of elegance.
Arrange several of them in a row to illuminate a hallway. Group them together in a conference room. Or make individual pendants your signature touch throughout a hotel, restaurant, exhibition centre or home.
PALETTE SIDE TABLE BY JAIME HAYON
With the Palette side table by Jaime Hayon, two shapes, sizes and materials converge to create a cosy enclave. Ideal for a coffee, an intimate chat and more.
Inspired by Alexander Calder's kinetic sculptures, the Palette series is like a static capture of a moving object, made all the more interesting by the pairing of exclusive materials. Namely the choice of walnut or black ash coupled with black marble. Walnut is the preferred wood for yachts and customised guitars, with a warm and welcoming glow. Whereas the appeal of marble dates back centuries, as the regal material of choice over the ages for countless monuments, sculptures and iconic architectural accomplishments.
PAVILION LOUNGE CHAIR BY ANDERSSEN & VOLL
At first glance, the Pavilion lounge chair appears almost like a rope that's come undone. From the curvaceous wood veneer seat and back to the steel tubes that form the armrests and legs, it's a continuous flow of lyrical lines. A chair that's airy from any angle, it's designed to be slightly laid back and with a wider seat than its cousin the Pavilion chair. In doing so, the Pavilion lounge chair is an open invitation to lean back, relax and stay a while.