Nordic countries make up the northernmost part of western Europe. These commonly consist of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. They are famously dark, cold with brief intense light filled summers. If you live in the UK, does this sound familiar?
The Notting range is new to Camerich, it has been extremally popular due to its small size, with a seat depth of 92cm. As you can see, it is a compact size with simple lines, matching up to the Scandinavian design characteristics. There is also a lot of space between the sofa, making it a perfect match if you love rugs.
This lounge chair might ring a bell as it looks almost like a Saarenan’s ‘Womb Chair’. Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), American-Finnish architect, designed the ground-breaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something she could really curl up in." It is a mid-century classic. At Camerich the ‘Noble’ has exactly the same function and you can upholster it in a fabric or leather of your choice! A cashmere throw makes for a perfect accessory for this to add that extra comfort.
Scandinavians adapted a distinctive way of living that evolves around interior design, in order to improve their daily life. Some of the main characteristics of Scandinavian design are clean lines, comforting accessories, small compact sizes, simple accents, rustic and refined at the same time.
There is always a strong correlation between design elements and nature, in a way that they complement each other instead of just co existing. They have accepted their geographic whereabouts and are willing to work with it! Nordic concept creates a space that is attentive to your needs, rather than forcing something that must work regardless. No wonder the world has embraced the Scandinavian smart design solutions since the 50’s.
Part of the Scandinavian movement is eco-friendly design. This is from architecture to materials. I would like to talk about the Camerich ‘Walle’ Fabrics in specific.
The WALLE fabrics are a special type of fabric which is made from recycled plastic bottles. They are environmentally friendly, engineered in Japan – obtaining 1 standard Oeko-tex certificate. These fabrics are notable for their tenacity, wear resistance and age resistance. It is very similar to Alcantara which is widely used in high end cars such as Mercedes and BMW for the durability and cleanability. WALLE fabrics are dry cleanable but can also be very easily spot cleaned with water and natural detergents.
With its distinctly high legs and deep comfortable seating, this model does not compromise on comfort when it comes to the design. This range is only available as a lounge chair, a two-seater and three-seater. The simpler the better!
Written By Margaret Wajnkaim