Welcome to DANISH™’s advent calendar. Every Friday before Christmas, we open a new window to reveal a little special something for you to enjoy while waiting for the big day. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Christmas is coming, and we are ready to open the last window in our advent calendar. Behind it, we find some adventurous design(er)s that have left the country and can now be seen around the world.
Carpets by ege Carpets, Hôtel de JoBo – Paris, France
Imagine the most flamboyant and frivolous carpets possible – and then add an extra layer! This gives you an idea of the carpets at Hôtel de JoBo, designed by ege Carpets in collaboration with Bambi Sloan. The idea behind this project was to interpret the alter ego of French empress Joséphine Bonaparte, JoBo. Through extravagant patterns and beautiful colours, ege Carpets has transformed the hotel floors into small work of arts, each representing a small part of JoBo’s personality.
More is definitely more in this project, and if you’re interested in knowing more about the hotel and the work of ege Carpets, you should read this
Interior design by OeO Studio and Nicolai Bergmann, Nomu Café – Tokyo, Japan
If you’re looking for a caffeine fix in the Japanese capital, we suggest you visit Danish florist Nicolai Bergmann’s Nomu Café in the Nishi-Azabu district of Tokyo. Here, Japanese culture meets Danish aesthetics spiced up with exquisite flower pieces and it all melts together in a perfect sanctuary.
Nicolai Bergmann teamed up with OeO Studio to create the beautiful interior for this capital café. By integrating pure Danish design philosophy with a floral universe, the collaborators have ended up with a unique oasis in a pulsating city. Every furniture piece is custom-made and you can enjoy the tactile experience while indulging in some sweet treats, open-faced sandwiches (the Danish way) and even a glass of wine.
Also, the café is not OeO Studio and Nicolai Bergmann’s only project, go check this one out.
Lamps by Frandsen Project, W Hotel – Washington DC, United States
Lighting is essential to every room, whether it’s there or not, but how flexible are light sources? Very flexible, according to Danish company Frandsen Project. And they know a thing or two about how to develop alternative lighting for customers all over world.
For the W Hotel in Washington DC, USA, the company created a costumed design solution uniting creativity, American history and their own-designed unique light. More than 700 acrylic tubes in various sizes were used to make the outline of three American presidents: Kennedy, Lincoln and Franklin, who all now decorate the hotel. Now that’s what we call lighting!
Frandsen project have a lot of similar work abroad; here’s a small video of a few of their jobs.
Furniture by THORS-DESIGN, Danish Green Hub – Dubai, UAE
We end our roundtrip in the area of Dubai, more precisely, the Danish Green Hub – an exclusive residence in the Jumeirah Golf Estate. The house has been transformed into a showroom by Act NOW by Grundfoss and is a public–private partnership between State of Green, the Royal Danish Consulate General in Dubai, ActNOW by Grundfos and The Confederation of Danish Industry.
The purpose is to showcase Danish sustainable design away from its original home, and one such company with a large green collection is THORS-DESIGN. A large selection of their furniture has found its way into the courtyard garden, making it an ideal place to enjoy and experience the sustainable solutions while soaking up a bit of the Arabian sunshine.
The furniture from THORS-DESIGN is 100% sustainable; read more about it here.