Notable highlights at Spring Fair were a strong move to artisanal gifts featuring the unique hand of the maker; ceramics with a friendly wobble, textiles printed with hand drawn over digital designs and smaller furniture pieces with a focus on tactility and materiality.
Cozy Living Copenhagen displayed a strong collection of gifts and homeware. Their Midsummer collection is inspired by nature and features gently ergonomic shapes that fit into the groove of your hand or slot together to create sets. Textiles help build families of objects in warm or cool colour groupings designed to translate effortlessly within the home.
Chalky colours also dominated, with brands like Nkuku offsetting its classic collection with softer shades of grey, dusky pink and muted navy. These curated colours furthered the brand’s handcrafted finishes with uneven glazes and that subtle wobble we mentioned in vessels and plates. Nkuku also displayed a range of ethically made homewares featuring tactile recycled glassware, hemp and rattan textiles as well as jute and mango wood accessories, all hand crafted in India.
Crafted aesthetics are something that can be scoped across design sectors and is becoming increasingly important in the world of gift as big brands look to small scale makers for inspiration and attempt to mirror their authenticity.
Our six page gifting focus is in MIX Magazine issue 55
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Cozy Living Copenhagen | Cozy Living Copenhagen | Nkuku | Bergs Pottery