Last week saw Copenhagen host its annual ‘3 Days of Design’ festival, and although I decided not to attend this year (I’m not quite ready to travel internationally again yet), I’ve been lapping up the various exhibitions and installations from afar. One that I found particularly inspiring was New Works‘ redecorated showroom, and I couldn’t resist sharing the press photos.
Originally dressed in dark, moody tones and then in calming shades of green, the brand’s period townhouse in the Frederiksstaden neighbourhood is now a light-filled, airy space in soft whites and beiges. As before, it was created in collaboration with Lotta Agaton Interiors and is arranged as a series of rooms, including a studio, a dining room, two living areas and various work spaces. The brighter palette was intended to mark new beginnings and light up the forthcoming winter gloom, as well as creating a calm haven where visitors can pause for a while and breathe more deeply.
Throughout, the pale walls provide the perfect canvas for a carefully curated selection of furniture, accessories and lighting. In some places they blend harmoniously with matching white tones; in others they’re offset by sleek blacks and browns. There’s also a wonderful mix of materials, with textured bouclé sofas and fluffy deep-pile rugs next to smooth marble and roughly hewn oak plinths.
Alongside existing New Works designs (my favourite of which is the Tense pendant hanging in cloud-like clusters above a sitting area), the space showcases some of the brand’s latest additions. These include the elegant ‘Margin’ lighting series, which was created by Stockholm-based John Astbury and features concentric circles in semi-sheer beige fabric, plus white-based versions of the marble-topped ‘Florence’ table range.
The whole place looks stunning, but my eye keeps lingering on images of the shelf-lined library, which holds a beautiful display of books, plants and sculptures. I can just imagine grabbing a tome and sitting down to read on the daybed, or gazing at the sunlight dancing on the walls. It seems like the kind of space that’s conducive to both creativity and relaxation, and I hope I get the chance to experience it in person at some point soon.
All photography via New Works