As Downtown Design gears up for its 2023 edition, the fair is set to welcome some of the most innovative and influential Scandinavian brands for the first time. Presented by The Bowery Company, the line-up features a remarkable array of brands such as Audo Copenhagen, ferm LIVING, 101Copenhagen, and Nor11, offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the beauty and versatility of Scandinavian design.
Scandinavian design is renowned for its simplicity, functionality, and timelessness. It is characterised by a minimalist aesthetic, clean lines, and a focus on craftsmanship and sustainability. The showcase will feature a variety of brands that embody these values and offer visitors a chance to explore the best of Scandi design.
Featuring predominantly Danish brands as part of the line-up, the names include 101 Copenhagen, a design studio specialising in creating sculptural objects that push the boundaries of traditional Scandinavian design. Their pieces are bold, innovative and embody a sense of timeless elegance. ferm LIVING, a lifestyle brand that offers a range of furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories, all designed with a focus on sustainability and quality. The brand's designs blend a touch of whimsy with clean lines and contemporary aesthetics.
Audo Copenhagen, developed with the union of Menu, The Audo and by Lassen, a design company that reflects a century of Danish design tradition, creating furniture and accessories that blend form and function. The brand's products are characterised by their clean lines, minimalist aesthetic, and attention to detail.
Another prominent brand that reflects these distinct Scandi characteristics is Nor11. The Danish brand’s furniture and home accessories embody its commitment to contemporary aesthetics, sustainability, and accessibility.
Adding to the impressive roster are FEST Amsterdam. A Dutch design brand, FEST specialises in creating textiles and home accessories that are inspired by Scandinavian nature and culture. FEST's designs feature clean lines and a playful colour palette. The brand's products are made from sustainable materials, such as organic cotton and wool, and are designed to last.
Together, this unique and diverse group of Scandinavian brands presented by The Bowery Company promises to be one of the highlights of Downtown Design 2023.