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COUNTRY LIVING

July 24, 2019

Our fascination with country homes dates back over a century, to the time when families living in urban areas would retreat to the countryside for a much-needed escape. The country-style home has had a noteworthy impact on design and interiors, giving us an opportunity to incorporate designs that we may not normally consider in our usual living spaces. Often associated with a more traditional aesthetic, a taste for the country doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice style. This week, we’re featuring five items to turn your country dream house into a reality.
PK20™
Poul Kjærholm, 1965
PK20™ adopts rustic and industrial material and transforms it into a chic and exciting contemporary chair, making it the perfect addition to the modern country home. An exercise in contrasting materials, the sleek, steel cantilever base comes together in perfect harmony with PK20™’s wicker seat, representative of Poul Kajerholm's commitment to logical design and ability to utilize different materials with masterly artistic finesse. The elegant curves which repeat throughout the design give the chair a sense of fluidity and lightness, perfect for lounging on a summer afternoon.
GJ COFFEE TABLE
Grete Jalk, 1960
The GJ Coffee Table is an elegant occasional table with undeniable mid-century appeal. Originally designed in 1960, Grete Jalk’s coffee table was relaunched just this year by Danish manufacturer Lange Production. Known for her bold designs and clean lines, Grete Jalk is one of the most influential women in mid-century Danish design, and it’s not hard to see why. The unexpected and asymmetrical design of the table’s wood frame adds character and brings the GJ Coffee Table to life, while the juxtaposition of wood and glass provide a sense of sophistication and modernity. Frame available in treated oak or walnut.
RAFFLES SOFA
Vico Magistretti, 1988
Ideal for both entertaining friends or curling up with a good book, Raffles allows you to enjoy relaxing in your country home. Raffles is versatile and draws from both traditional and contemporary influences, allowing it to blend into homes of almost any style. With clean lines and inviting cushions, this tasteful sofa fits perfectly in a variety of spaces, including lounges, sun rooms, and master bedrooms. Raffles is available as a two-seater, three-seater, or large-three seater, with a pouf counterpart. Also available as an armchair.
MERCURIUS
Ake Axelsson, 1995
Mercurius is a dining chair with confidence. Impressive but not overstated, Mercurius draws its influence from elements of both traditional and contemporary design to establish a timeless and versatile chair. Mercurius’ frame and silhouette are reminiscent of a traditional Windsor chair, adding a distinctive appeal that allows the piece to work harmoniously with other designs in your country home. With a wide range of upholstery options and expert Scandinavian craftsmanship, Mercurius is sure to become an instant favorite while elevating your dining space. Mercurius is stackable and available with seat in veneer or upholstered in a variety of fabrics and leathers.
GEM
Giopato & Coombes, 2019
Inspired by the night sky, specifically stardust and lunar magnetism, the Gem suspension light was born. Undeniably unique and astoundingly stylish, Gem is part of Giopato and Coombes' To The Moon And Back collection and retains an air of magic and mysticism. Though quite contemporary, Gem’s warmth and versatility allows it to fit beautifully into any home, even those of more traditional tastes, adding a subtle touch of modernity. Available in two configurations, linear or a bunch, Gem is a stunningly gorgeous lamp that emits a soft, ambient light. 
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