The biggest event in the design world is about to start: next Tuesday, April the 8th, the 2014 edition of the Salone del Mobile will open its doors in Milan. There is always a very special excitment and great expectation around the Milan Design Week and the most difficult part is usually to be able to pick the best companies to visit.
Anyone passionate for Scandinavian design should not miss to visit Brdr. Krüger booth at the DANISH LIVINGroom at Salone del Mobile International. Brdr. Krüger was founded by brothers Theodor and Ferdinand 125 years ago and, still, it is a family run and owned business completely dedicated to its passion for high-quality woodcraft.
Widely known for their production of design classics designed by Hans Bølling and Nanna Ditzel, Brdr. Krüger will take a new step and present two products during the upcoming Salone del Mobile: the Ferdinand chair designed by Copenhagen-based design studio OEO and the Lune Lamp, by Norwegian designer Sverre Uhnger. The high-quality craftmanship, that the company is famous for, is revealed in the productions of both new products while embrancing modern technology.
The Lune lamp is a great example of it. Inspired by the wood-turned object (the sphere), it reveals a tactile and welcoming feeling and makes a perfect fit for any home. It is available in three finishings: smoked oak, linseed oil-treated oak and soap-treated oak, the last one being my favourite.
In the Ferdinand chair we find the same great passion and woodcraft ability that charactherized the Lune lamp and Brdr. Krüger production - the famous Wooden Monkey designed by Kay Bojesen is produced by the company since 1992. The piece sculptural appearance, especially of its backrest, is enhanced by the the soaped-oak finish that gives the piece a very domestic and honest touch.
We could stay in front of two new design icons of Scandinavian design. So, if you are in Milan next week, take a chance to go and feel these two great pieces. Brdr. Krüger the Danish Livingroom in Hall 10, Stand B03.
All images Brdr. Krüger.