Because of their success with furniture design, we often associate Scandinavian interior design with the same midcentury masters. But there is a very talented strawberry blonde running around Stockholm leaving her mark on that country’s contemporary interior design aesthetic: Cecilia Clase of Koncept Stockholm.
Although most of her projects are commercial, she has managed a few private high profile commissions and one of my favorites is the above living room in a Stockholm loft. Without a trace of Hans Wegner or Arne Jacobsen furniture and slightly more bohemian than what I normally am partial to, this 2001 space is a perfect example of the virtues of timeless Scandinavian design. If one did not know, one could assume it was decorated last year!!!!
What makes it an enduring design is the simplicity of the architecture, neutral color palette and clean lines of the furnishings with the pops of darker colors in the African poof and the Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Longue in the far background. And while I can certainly see myself hanging in the fabulous room, I can also see a group of bell-bottomed ABBA impersonators enjoying a good ol’ party … a true test of perdurable design!
image credits: Koncept Stockholm