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Have a seat!

Rope, yarn, string…of fiber, textile, plastic…There’s as many variations of seating as designers ideas. I appreciate when it’s possible to use a piece of furniture outdoors as well as indoors. Fortunately the trend 2017 is to relaunch simplistic, handsome and comfortable chairs in contemporary colours and materials. Good design never gets boring, but sometimes a new take on the visual and tactile make wonders!

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PK1 chair by Poul Kjaerholm for Carl Hansen & Sons (1955). Realunched 2017. Steel frame and setting in rope. Photo copyright Carl Hansen & Sons.

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PK1 chair by Poul Kjaerholm is a lightweight chair with four slim legs. Available in October 2017.  Photo copyright Carl Hansen & Sons.

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Panton One chair by Verner Panton for Montana (1955). Relaunched in 2003 and 2017. Available in no less than 12 colours. Steel frame with handwoven seat in polyurethane and nylon. Photo copyright Montana.

Architectual moves, Carl Hansen & Son, Contemporary Scandi, Environmental friendly, In the Season, Montana 2017-05-23

Contemporary storage

Storage may be simply practical or add a visual quality to your interior. In Denmark handsome storage is common; here´s some news from classic Montana and trendy Hay.

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Panton Wire by Verner Panton for Montana (1971). Limited edition gold (2017). This small stylish module may be mounted on a wall or stacked on top of each other as a roomdivider/shelf. Chrome-plated steel with 24k gold finish. Also available in colours Chrome, Black, Snow or Moulin Rouge. The wall unit takes 10 kg, the floor unit takes 40 kg.

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Laundry Basket, by Big-game design studio for Hay (2017). Evironmental ”friendly” polypropylene plastic. The flat rim serves as a handle. Photo copyright Hay.

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Casette mini-container with a zip, by Hay (2017). Textile. Photo copyright Hay.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Hay, Montana 2017-03-25

Ready Made Montana

Recently Montana launched a range of ready made furniture, built by using their famous module system, designed by Peter J Lassen. Montana is Montana is Montana; sleek, handsome, sustainable to the environment and to the eye. How nice!

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Rest, bench/storage by Montana (2016). Photo copyright Montana.

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Bend, open-shelf modules in an S-shape, by Montana (2016). Photo copyright Montana.

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Aid, medicine cabinet by Montana (2016). Photo copyright Montana.

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Show, shelving unit divided into four compartments – the classic Montana bookcase. Now available with legs, castors, suspension rails or plinth. Photo copyright Montana.

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Repeat, sideboard by Montana (2016). Available with legs, castors, suspension rails or plinth. Photo copyright Montana.

Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Environmental friendly, Montana 2016-06-13

Montana blues…

Danish Montana takes on a flirt with their own history, using colouring from 1983 presented in a breathtaking natural setting in the north of Norway. In pure white.. to shades of midnight blue, the Montana shelf system is as much up to date as ever.
See their promotion film here.
When Peter J Lassen started Montana in 1974 he had a vision of a functional shelf system of industrial origins. Inspired by his collaboration with Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton and Jörgen Utzon, Peter J Lassen embarked on an impressing development process. In 1982 he took Montana to the Cologne fair and an international audience. At that time Montana had a turnover of DKK 1 million and a staff of two. The rest is design history.
Environmental and safety concerns has always been top priority for Montana and figure into the company’s strategic considerations, on equal footing with design, quality, technology and cost.
The switch to water-based surface lacquer in 2007 was an important contribution to better indoor climate. And, a better climate over all.

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Take a look at the production process at Montana.

Compassionates, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Friends, Montana, Videos 2014-12-19