July 2, 2022

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The layout of our house

A neutral, minimalist home curated by Karakter and Ark Journal

A neutral, minimalist home curated by Karakter and Ark Journal


I just lately went to Copenhagen for 3 Times of Layout – Denmark’s yearly design and style festival showcasing the finest in Scandinavian structure. The party is absolutely free and open up to anyone – design and style enthusiasts flock to the capital to get a peek inside showrooms and galleries, and see the most current exhibitions and style and design talks. It was so good to finally be capable to see style and design up close and personalized, after two a long time or so mostly trapped at property many thanks to the pandemic. There’s very little like looking at a piece of furniture in man or woman, touching the elements with your individual arms and seeing the craftsmanship in depth.

One of my favourite demonstrates of the festival was Co/Function by Danish layout model Karakter and layout magazine Ark Journal. Their exhibition, impeccably styled by Pernille Vest and established in a neutral, minimalist condominium in the town centre, targeted on the interaction amongst property and operate. Featuring new types and relaunched classics, it presented a refined, classy environment that blurred the boundaries involving formality and convenience.

Karakter’s furnishings has a sculptural excellent that lends itself to a resourceful way of residing. The house offered could be a sculpture’s atelier, but it could also equally be an artist’s residence or a collaborative operate studio. It presents the concern, are Karakter’s models a piece of artwork or a purposeful piece of household furniture? Perhaps they really don’t will need to be one particular of the other. But rather this is proof that you can curate your household like your individual particular art gallery, and fashion your business office as you would at household.

All photographs Cate St Hill

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I to start with learned Karakter throughout Milan Structure Week and afterwards at 3 Days of Design in 2018. Karakter’s ethos pairs the Scandinavian style and design tradition with an worldwide outlook (they’re component of the exact same corporation as Italian brand name Cassina).

They do the job with present-day designers these as Aldo Bakker and PlueerSmitt, but they also have the legal rights to a range of style and design icons by the likes of Bodil Kjær, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Paul McCobb and Joe Colombo. It is this meeting of aged and new that gives the manufacturer a timeless aesthetic that defies time periods or trends.

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For 3 Times of Style, in the environment of this minimalist apartment, Karakter showcased the GB Lounge chair by Dutch industrial designer Gijs Bakker. Built in 1972 and inspired by a levels of competition held by Dunlop, Bakker established a cozy modular chair by bending a piece of foam and securing it with a steel body. Very first upholstered in denim, it was at first dubbed ‘the Levi’s Chair’. Just like a pair of perfectly worn denims, Bakker desired to generate a relaxed, easygoing layout that expressed the independence of the Seventies.

The GB Lounge can be organized in a variety of strategies, working with connectors to transform it from a one particular-seater chair to a generous many seating program.

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The uncomplicated strains and refined types unite Karakter’s furniture into just one family. I love how the black frame of the GB Lounge is mirrored in the black legs of the desks, the floating black cabinets and the black process lights. It aids create a cohesive area that feels serene and controlled.

My favorite Karakter pieces are the TriAngle stool by Aldo Bakker, the Bronco stool by Guillaume Delvigne, and the Libreria Pensile shelves by Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.

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You can discover out extra about the beautiful home furnishings and personal parts in this minimalist condominium at karakter-copenhagen.com

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