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Spotlighting Scandinavian design with K5 Furniture

We explore eight stylish offerings from K5 Furniture’s longstanding partnership with David Design, celebrating Scandinavian design at its finest.

Spotlighting Scandinavian design with K5 Furniture

Hailing from Melbourne in the early 2000s, K5 Furniture has its roots as a family-owned enterprise with a holistic production philosophy that combines Italian design flair with Nordic craftsmanship.

K5’s spotlight naturally falls on David Design; masters of the Scandinavian craft who hail from the design-savvy streets of Stockholm. Established in 1988 during the revival of Scandinavian aesthetics, David Design’s collaborations with top designers such as Thomas Sandell, Björn Dahlström, and Claesson Koivisto Rune cemented their status as leaders in the design industry.

Today, David Design remains dedicated to iconic, functional, and eco-conscious pieces. Working with renowned designers such as Claesson Koivisto Rune and Luca Nichetto, they provide unique design pieces for both commercial and residential spaces around the world. Here are some of our David Design favourites on offer with K5 Furniture.

1. Hammock Collection – Axel Bjurstrom

The Hammock collection was inspired by the traditional shell chair, reimagining the beloved design with dynamic contours that adapt to the body’s rhythm to offer simple yet unparalleled comfort.

Crafted with thick vegetable-tanned leather and a steel tube frame, the leather ages beautifully, developing a natural patina over time. David Design’s Hammock range features chairs, poufs, benches, barstools, and a table which embody the natural essence of timeless Scandinavian design.

2. Globlow – Markus Nevalainen, Rane Vaskivuori and Vesa Hinkola

Globlow, with its silver or black lacquered metal accents and versatile E27 socket, transitions from a gently glowing sphere when activated into a tranquil slumber when switched off – offering not just illumination, but a captivating lighting experience.

3. Toad – Ruud Ekstrand and Christer Norman

Ruud Ekstrand and Christer Norman conceived this iconic lounge chair in the late 1960s.

Minimalist design takes centre stage with a simple suspended carrier fabric resting upon a metal frame. The generously cushioned seat, adorned with deep stitches, offers a warm and comfortable sitting experience, providing ample room for one person to stretch out or for two to make themselves snug.

4. Punto Y Coma – Frederico Churba

Punto Y Coma is an eclectic lamp which features a distinctive floating design where the cable extends from the ceiling to a floor weight, providing adjustable positioning and easy connection to a wall socket.

5. Verner – Lars Hofsjö

K5 Furniture - Spotlighting Scandinavian design

Verner, a graceful tribute to Scandinavian design classics, offers versatile and fully upholstered furniture with separate seat and backrest options for customised fabric or leather selections, and easy reupholstering. It is designed with a strong focus on sustainability, durability, and the ability to connect multiple pieces for larger public spaces.

6. Hepburn – Claesson Koivsto Rune

Channelling the timeless allure of iconic headwear, Hepburn serves as a versatile masterpiece which nods to the personality and charm of famous hats through the ages.

This pendant lamp not only bathes spaces in a gentle, ambient glow but also boasts remarkable sound-absorbing qualities. Available in three sizes, each distinguished by its graceful curves and meticulously moulded felt, Hepburn exudes an unmistakable air of elegance.

7. Bag – Axel Bjurstrom

Similar to a portable bag, this lightweight seating pouf is effortlessly manoeuvrable. A chic statement piece, Bag features a stylish leather handle and a versatile design that seamlessly blends into any home, leisure, or workplace environment.

8. Portia and Portia Pouf – Superlab

Swedish design studio Superlab has garnered international attention for the Portia chair, praised for the elegantly struck harmony between the shell and frame. Now, the Portia Lounge and Pouf introduce added comfort and versatility.

Explore the evolution of contemporary Scandinavian design today with K5 Furniture.

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