Last week I had the unbridled joy of visiting the new New Works showroom as part of the 3daysofdesign festival in Copenhagen. Designed in collaboration with Lotta Agaton Interiors, whose design company have become one of the most revered in Scandinavia, it was everything I hoped it would be. As a brand who describes its collection “at the intersection of old and new. Light and dark. Art and design”, the New Works showroom embodies just that.
Whilst the brighter, paler shades have become an intrinsic part of the Nordic aesthetic, in recent years, darker palettes have been making their way into interiors. Lovers of dark, earthy shades? This is your time.
Situated in the iconic Frederiksstaden district famous for its complex of rococo architecture, the showroom is a striking example of the contrast between a historic setting and contemporary design. Here, Lotta’s team have delivered a soothing and sophisticated home for the New Works collection.
Architectural mouldings such as the detailing over the doorways and skirtings have been painted in Salon Drab by Farrow & Ball along with the walls to accentuate the full height of each interconnecting room. As is typical with the moodier spectrum of colours, it’s difficult to show the exact shade in these photos as the nuances of light change the tone from room to room.
Against this backdrop of deep beige, rich brown and oatmeal sit new additions to the collection. Pictured below are the enveloping curves of the Covent sofa by Arde Design Studio and upholstered in Kvadrat. Alongside, the Mass coffee table in walnut and my favourite, the Mass daybed from Hong Kong studio Lim + Lu. Almost blending into the background but for the light is the new Lantern floor lamp, inspired by Chinese rice paper lanterns.
In such a tactile space, you can’t help but want to touch everything. Honouring the natural materials included within the collection, additional stylings feature crumpled linen curtains from textile brand Astrid and deep piled rugs from Roots Living.
I’m pretty sure I just heard you fall in love with it. Am I right?
For an extra dose of neutral interiors, check out my beige bedroom before and after. Stay tuned for more from Copenhagen!