Warm Nordic is a passion and something very close to my heart. For me and many other people, the Scandinavian style and way of life are full of warmth. It is far from ‘Cool Nordic’, as it is often referred to. Sure, it can be cold outside, but the atmosphere indoors is warm. The style isn’t about excessive decoration, but about a warm, authentic look and maybe even an open fire. It’s this style that has made the Danish concept of hygge so famous throughout the world.
I’ve been collecting Scandinavian design for many years, and I’ve even furnished the Kähler restaurants with my 50s and 60s auction finds. On several occasions, guests have asked about the classic chairs, tables and lamps, which were no longer being produced. So an idea began to take shape. I contacted the descendants of the original architects and designers, and found huge support from the families for injecting new life into the beautiful designs in Warm Nordic.
With other people noticing the beauty and quality of the old classics, I couldn’t bear the idea that iconic chairs by Hans Olsen and Knud Færch, or internationally sought-after lamps by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen, should only live their lives at international auctions. Now Warm Nordic has brought them, and a wide range of other classic designs, to life.
At the same time, the old masters have been united with the best contemporary designers. So Warm Nordic features both a Classic Collection and a Contemporary Collection. Together the two collections illuminate the quality of Scandinavian design and its independence from time and generations. By founding Warm Nordic I want to provide design-lovers with a passion for classic Scandinavian interiors with new, high quality choices.
I hope that many people will be delighted with this integrated, curated universe, which expresses the warm, informal mood so typical of Scandinavian design.
We aren’t cool. We’re Warm Nordic.