Originating in 1955, Broste Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia’s leading interior brands. Similar to many Scandinavian entities like the ever popular hygge or the lesser known lagom which are not only cultural movements but also states of being, Broste Copenhagen is more than just interior design, it is a way of life that they are eager to share with the world. Creating products to reach a wide audience, they hold a long tradition of travelling the world for inspiration and materials to form their Nordic decor look. The LuxPad explores Broste Copenhagen’s history, values and the key pieces of their latest collection…
Created by Ulf Brøste, the son of a successful Copenhagen salt merchant, the company stemmed from a small idea which had huge potential. At the time Danish furniture design was led by iconic designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen and Finn Juhl, who as exceptional artists and craftsmen received a surge of media attention. Their designs however were difficult to manufacture and distribute them in quantities that would become a lucrative business. With this in mind, Brøste assembled a group of the greatest talents of the time and systematised manufacturing and export to bring the sought-after designs to everyone.
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The business flourished in the years to come with numerous stores opening in Copenhagen. Playing an important role in creative circles of the era, Brøste’s passion for art and design along with the successful business he created helped raise awareness of Danish craftsmen and their unique form and style. The Broste Copenhagen passion for good design and love of the Nordic touch continues to live on in every product the brand produces today, just as it always has.
The Nordic region is a vast and varied landscape which is windswept and biting in winter and fresh and accommodating in summer, with the sweet fragrance of roadside flowers merging with earthy summer rain. Inspired by their surroundings, Broste Copenhagen use endless natural elements to fuel their designs, from the north wind drawing patterns in the sand to the imprints raindrops leave on withered leaves. These patterns are then transformed onto tableware, fabric or woven into textiles to create exceptional Nordic decor.
The new collection from Broste Copenhagen is inspired by the endless Scandinavian summers the region is known for. Celebrating strong colours, clever shapes and the infinite beauty of sunlight, the new range has been designed to evoke summer memories from spending time with loved ones, to nature bursting to life around us. The light, textures and shapes of the new collection give a sense of joy and optimism. The strong and spicy tones combined with soft pastels capture the mood of summer and the shapes flit between sharply outlined and artistically organic. The sunny but still effortlessly Nordic collection will help invite summer into your interior this season.
Tableware also plays heavily this season as what better summer pastime is there than relaxing with your loved ones at the table for long starlit nights? The Tisvilde range has been inspired by the small coastal town of the same name on the island of Zealand, Denmark. Beautifully capturing the contrast of the nature that surrounds the town and the sea views, Tisvilde features rough unglazed exteriors with shining glaze on the inside. With every item handmade from raw porcelain, each piece is unique and will bring hint of wildness to the table.