Products, fashion and style
Bringing a little bit of Denmark into your home. \‘xorus; Moira Jeffrey
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streamlined looks and classy minimalism or funky ()(ls space _ cdus‘illc Scotland On all aspects of Scandinmiun age. liither way. its excellent pedigree means that style design; he stocks Poul Kiaer'holm furniture. Pandul slaves world-wide can tget enough of the stuff . , lighting: and is the exclusive distributor of Hans If you ve read our travel feature on Danish design hotspots (page t Wegner s chairs. “egner is the grand old man of IZZ). you may already be booking your flight to Copenhagen for a h f fumiture.‘ he enthuses. ‘llis chairs are acknowledged serious purchasing binge. But if you prefer to shop closer to home. o as some of the world's most beautiful of any period.‘ don‘t despair. Danish design classics are available from Momingside If it‘s a chair you‘re after. then 'l‘ony Walker to the Merchant City. Interiors (Whitehall Court. 14 'l‘elford Road. Alasdair Gall of Concrete Butterfly (3l7—3I9 Cowgate. Edinburgh. 0131 343 (ilSl) can source absolute classics. Those by Arne Jacobsen include some from the series 7 (the most imitated chair of all time: think ofChristine Keeler posing
for the cameras and you‘ll get the idea).
While a chair may be a bit too dear for some Jacobsen fans. its possible to get hold of more affordable accessories. In 1904. he created the Cylinda line of tableware for manufacturers Stelton and it‘s still in production. Dallas and Dallas (18 Montrose Street. Glasgow. 01—1] 552 2939) stock Stelton classics from corkscrews to a rather classy shipping lamp. 'lt‘s the simplicity of the design and the finish of the products.‘ says owner lilaine Dallas.
Much of the Stelton tableware is focused on the Danish obsession of coffee drinking. If a Jacobsen stainless steel coffee flask is not for you. the more humble Bodum may be further up your alley. This Danish concem is now a global corporation making every possible type of coffee accessory Bodum goods are available across the high street and London now boasts two flagship Bodum Stores.
Sitting in your chair drinking your coffee. you‘ll probably want to play your favourites Scandinavian sounds. for the hi-fi freak with a keen sense of visual style. there‘s only one serious option: Bang and ()qu‘sen. 8&0 transformed the humble hi-f‘r. particularly from I967 when they hired designer Jacob Jensen. His creations using wood and extruded aluminium were such classics of industrier design that they‘re now in the permanent collection of the Museum Of Modern Art in New York. Contemporary 8&0 classics are available from stockists like Frasers in Glasgow and Carl Dyson ( 10 Hamilton Place. Edinburgh. ()l3l 225 ()77] i.
‘I 16 THE LIST 26 Apr—10 May 2001