Danish Design : Eilersen Classics

June 13, 2019


Above : Eilersen Float High Sofa | Frame Table | Kant Table | at Charlottenborg

It was a typical rainy Tuesday morning when we took the car for a short 2 hour road trip from Copenhagen to Fyn, Denmark , to visit the headquarters and showroom of the well known Danish company Eilersen

It all began with a horse-drawn carriage. In 1895 the young Niels Eilersen started out as a coachbuilder. To make his wheels, he was the first person in Denmark to use steam to bend wood. And when cars eventually ran horse-drawn carriages off the road, Eilersen started making handmade bodies for cars and busses. Their history and how the innovative family went from making coaches to couches is a beautiful read on their website, I heartily recommend it .

A lot has changed since Eilersen’s story began back in 1895, but their founding principle has always stayed the same – to comfort us, and bring beauty to your world. To create the best possible, the unique and at the same time the ultimative upholstery quality sofa or product. And it is surely so, when every couch is build by hand, and entirely customisable to match your mood and temperament, from pillows to the fabric to the dimensions of the couch itself. 

Our tour of the headquarters at Skamby started with a well prepared surprise. To celebrate its impressive 125 year history, Eilersen extended an invitation to another guest that curiously also is celebrating its 125th year, the Swan Lake, a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. We were greeted by the white Swan itself by the original antique horse-drawn carriage at the entry, and welcomed inside the impressive 1600m² showroom to a company of ballet for a short Swan Lake performance. 

After enjoying the ballet, it was time for our tour. The showroom itself is quite magnificent. Its interior is designed in a way that resembles a gallery rather than a furniture store or house or showroom, this way all pieces are showcased in a harmonious way without interruptions. 

Above : Ashton Chairs | Spider Table | Kant Table | Fatty Sofa 

The whole collection of Eilersen designs can be found in these premises. All the sofas , tables, console tables and shelves, rugs, chairs and lounge chairs and footstools. Every Eilersen sofa is built on a framework of solid pinewood for lightweight, flexibility and durability. 

Above : Kant Table | Feet FootstoolAbove : Fatty Sofa |Kant Table

Skilled hands and first rate materials combine to create the ultimate in upholstered furniture. Every most single design in the range carries Jens Juuls signature. With the simplistic yet sophisticated Baseline design, Jens Juul struck a chord with people that are equally obsessed with proportions. 

When you put your heart into it, you might just build the best sofa in the world. Nils Juul Eilersen.

Among some of the new designs, the Kant collection, created together with Yuzuru Nishiyama from Japan. The collection includes coffee tables in different sizes to the perfect console table or office desk, which even comes with a matching bench. With a simple silhouette and a minimalistic design, the Kant tables are both modern and precise in their execution. 

“The idea was to create something modern and rather sharp, which I think we succeeded in doing with Kant.” Says Yuzuru Nishiyama and continues: “What characterizes the design are the edges. This was also the inspiration for the name Kant. I wanted it to be a Danish name to emphasize the collaboration.”

Strolling through the two floors of the showroom I cannot help but admire not only the vast selection of designs and diversity but also the history of the space itself that binds everything together. The old premises sneak through the walls, the floors, the old doors, the old furnaces. The whole space feels like it is designed to give you the very essence of what Eilersen represents. Craftsmanship, quality and innovation. 

Above : Eilersen Slope Sofa | Bun Footstool | Wheel footstool with buttonsAbove : Eilersen Session | Eilersen Skagen | Frame Table | Stick Carpet

Below : Eilersen Gotham | Spider Table | Stick Carpet

Innovation and tradition are still hallmarks of the company that has given name and life to many classics over the years. Since the 1930s, Eilersen has produced furniture with a focus on high quality, comfort and durability. This strategy has made Eilersen a well-known and recognized brand both nationally and internationally. Eilersen is currently run by the fourth generation. 

Eilersen has its own carpets but within the N. Eilersen A/S group there is also the Juul Furniture, an independent brand that is based on its good reputation, high quality and durability. It is produced at the group’s own factories with an assurance of craftsmanship of the highest quality by experienced specialists and its carpets and rugs were among my favorites.

The Safari chair, is the answer to the question of which chair best compliments Eilersen’s vast collection of sofas.  Designed by Erik Woerts, it is being relaunched in 5 different combinations of oak with canvas and leather in colours from nature’s own palette. To a solid frame of oiled, soap-treated or black-lacquered oak is fastened a seat, back and armrests of either natural or black canvas or leather in shades of dark brown and black. 

All through the showroom there were installations of flowers and greenery. This motif was also followed for the 3 Days of Design anywhere Eilersen was present who joined forces with Tableau to transform Anton Dam’s showroom for 3 Days of Design, with a focus on colour and innovation .Tableau, opened in Copenhagen in 2018 by owner  Julius Værnes Iversen, a self-taught florist, renowned for being able to create small works of art for the ‘stage’ in the form of innovative objects using flowers and plants. Julius produced a series of unique creations featuring Eilersen’s own textiles.Screen and Seal are two new textiles from Eilersen, both of which have been used for the flower creations. Scroll below to see some of the photos of Anton Dam’s showroom.

Above: Plano Sofa |  Spider TableAbove : Eilersen Great Ash Frame Table | Wheel Pouf | Stick Carpet | at Anton Dam

Above : Baseline Sofa in stunning Corduroy Fabric

Below : Eilersen Plano Sofa |Stick Carpet | Spider Table

A home away from home during 3 Days of Design, Hotel Charlottenborg opened its doors to a new exhibition created in collaboration with 16 leading contemporary Danish furniture brands and the Association of Danish Wood and Furniture Industries, curated by Ark Journal. A real sight to see, not just for its concept but for the great curation of the space. I will be making a post about it soon as well, so keep an eye for it! 

// Photography and Editing by Katerina Dima

 

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From the Kitchen to the Living Room

April 14, 2019


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A nice cup of tea begins in the kitchen , from boiling water to the ritual of possibly making a matcha , for breakfast or afternoon pep. Today I have chosen to have my kitchen dressed in the Emma line from Stelton, I already have a lot of items from the Emma line so unfortunately I cannot convince myself to just splurge so I can buy a duplicate in the new colors. Check however the beautiful grey, white, black and very light blue colors for the electric kettle for example, or the water pitcher (this one in terracotta you can get a glimpse below as well). All the Emma items can be found here , also the new electric portable coffee grinder, while among them you can also spot some of my other favorites from Stelton, from the Norman Foster collection , Foster waterglass, Prism coffee teaspoon designed by Holbek and Dahlerup for Stelton, To go click steel cup in Nude color . You dont have to play favorites even, I change how my kitchen looks by moving from my place to the cabin almost everything. For now the Emma line fits the kitchen quite well, but depending on my mood I think even more items from the Norman Foster collection wouldn’t hurt either!

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Easy Christmas Bedroom Mood

December 15, 2018


Slowly this year but surely, I am getting into Christmas mood. The bedroom is always an easy room, mostly because I dont really like having too many decorations in. Just a garland with lights usually is enough, a couple of candles and some fyr cuttings, and this is exactly what I did this year as well. Instead of a small christmas lights garland I opted for a star lamp though, easier to maintain and clean, and to bring a little bit more of a cozy feel I also put on red plaid flannel sheets (find mine here from Høie of Scandinavia). I have spend the last month in bed so sheets that are comfortable to sleep in, soft and warm and cozy are the most essential. Warm drinks, plenty of water and fluids and lots of rest. At least, the bedroom looks so great I am not too sad to spend a few weeks here!

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Simple Christmas wrapping

December 13, 2018


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Today I finally started on wrapping this years Christmas gifts, however as soon as I started, I realized I was missing my Christmas craft box. Over the years I have filled a huge box with wrapping papers, tools, ribbons of various colors and texture, name tags, ornaments, almost everything I would need in any occasion. Unfortunately I am in the country right now and my huge box is in Oslo. Kind of ironic really, if I was in Oslo I would just purchase what I would be missing, but here choices are limited when you are in a hurry. But if there is something the country has, is natural ingredients in abundance so I decided to theme this years presents with rustic simplicity. And really, it doesn’t get more scandinavian than this. Simple ornaments,  fyr, leather, twine and a cup of coffee and we are ready to go. First to wrap, a watch from Harper and Brooks ( I made an Autumn Winter editorial for them here and introduced them, if you are curious to read more about the local Oslo brand with incredible values that I am very fortunate to be working with). I am not going to presume you dont know what your loved ones would want for Christmas, but honestly every time I have gifted a watch it has always been received with high marks.

Two years ago my mom actually cried when she opened the box , as it appears her own had just broken down a couple of weeks ago and she was missing telling the time terribly. Not the one to spend on herself , she had halfway decided to see if she would be able to live without a watch, suffice it to say she lets me know how happy she is almost every time I call home. Seeing my mom cry for something as simple as gifting a watch was really a moment I will never forget, not to mention now I know how much it means to her. Last year I also gifted my sister in law with one, and once again it hit high marks. This time it was rather fashion that was the issue, all her watches were huge and clunky (remember the really big ones with the big bracelets we used to wear years ago?). So when I gifted her with a delicate 28mm watch (as seen in this post) she was just stunned, it appears she had been looking to buy one for herself yet haven’t decided on which one. She is so sweet about it, even after all this time she makes sure to tell me how much she appreciates it, although she still thinks it cannot be a coincidence I knew exactly what she wanted and the timing, and that possibly my brother had tipped me off!

I am sure I won’t hit that sweet spot where someone literally was on the market for a new watch every time, but again this year I am gifting one Harper and Brooks watch and I already know it will be extremely welcomed. Sometimes, the obvious, is the greatest choice for a gift, why resist it ?

As a Christmas offer,Harper and Brooks have created a selection of limited edition gift sets. Have a look at their best selling wool models and get 15% off ! For me, having the choice to change from a steel mesh strap to the super comfy wool one for a more cozy look is perfect combo, I always buy extra straps when I gift a watch!

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