• A shelf to express yourself

    Some weeks have past already since Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan Italy, but still there are so many brands and products I want to tell you about.

    Have you ever heared of the Danish company Montana? I am pretty sure you’ve seen some of their furniture without knowing.

    Since 1982 Montana is producing different storage systems which are known for their simplicity, functionality and high standards – all manufactured in Denmark. The company has been founded by Peter J. Lassen who worked from the beginning closely with designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Jørn Utzen, Piet Hein and Verner Panton.

    Lassens vision was not just to create furniture but also add his values such as freedom, flexibility and creativity to his designs. He invented different modular systems which allows customers to play around and add their individual touch.

    Montana is represented in numerous leading furniture shops in Europe and is starting now to go global. I think customers worldwide appreciate their modular systems to organize personal belongings and the flexibility in the design.

    At Salone del Mobile 2018 they have presented themselves with an outstanding booth painted in various shades of red and storage systems reaching right up to the ceiling.

    The brandnew shelving concept „Montana Free“, which they launched at Salone del Mobile blew my mind – especially the version in China Red.

    „Montana Free“ is a minimalistic and elegant airy shelving solution which seems to be not just solid but also long lasting. It is designed by one of the most respected Danish designers Jakob Wagner. His designs are renowned and have been exhibited worldwide.

    The shelf offers endless opportunities to express your personality like a big open canvas. You can choose between 12 different standard compositions which will help to solve several room circumstances. The smallest version is a two-shelf-high bench and the biggest a six-shelf-high shelf depending on your needs. It is easy to assemble and mobile which brings a big application spectrum.

    It consists of lacquered MDF shelves in depth 38 cm divided by tubes emphasizing the horizontal shelves. The shelves and the tubes are available in four lacquer colours: New White, Fjord, China Red and Black. The panels feature the textile Remix 2 from Kvadrat and are available in the following colours: Purple, Stone, Grey, Natural, Rust, Lilac, Nude and Mustard.

    Great work: “The shelving system has all the marks of Montana’s unique DNA and the high quality you would expect. Made by Montana. Interpreted by you.”

    Thank you Montana for the press material. Credit: https://www.montana.dk

    Price range: 501,00€ – 2.076,00€. Panels 93,00€ (Germany)


  • Snow White – The most spectacular sofa I know

    For all the design lovers out there, I am very excited to finally write about my very first ‚pick‘, the „Coronum three Seater“ –  designed by Artefatto Design Studio for Scarlet Splendour.
    The luxury brand Scarlet Splendour launched an eclectic and opulent series of furniture & accessories at Salone del Mobile 2018. When entering their bracing different and truly inspiring booth at the worlds leading furniture fair in Milano last Saturday I felt very welcomed.

    Scarlet Splendour (based in Kolkata, India) introduced a fancy and slightly surrealistic range of chairs, coffee tables, cabinets, sofas and living accessories which have been developed in collaboration with several international designers.

    Atmospheric lights and the lovely rouge-colored wall surrounded the most spectacular sofa I’ve ever seen. A truly amazing and cosy white dream called „Coronom Three Seater“ which is part of the Snow White collection by Artefatto. The founders of Artefatto Design Studio (based in London) collaborated with Scarlet Splendour for the very first time and created the unique Snow White collection influenced by Greek and Latin heritage which gently merges the boundaries between art, design and luxury fashion. A charming and alluring interior range crafted using the finest sheepskin leather and the most elegant golden frames and meant to give the feel of real majestic cosiness.

    „This is what it must feel like to be waft away to your own kingdom of clouds and gentle surrealism, within a world, which may no longer be dreamlike. It’s a promise of luxury, beyond imagination.“

    Specifications: width 224 cm, depth 90 cm, height 72 cm | Available @ online shop Scarlet Splendour | Price upon request

    Thank you Scarlet Splendour and APR for providing the press material. Credit: www.scarletsplendour.com