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Living in an extremely fast paced city, we have more or less yearned for the simple and happy life in Scandinavia. Hopefully, a piece of Scandinavian design can act as a form of translator to relieve everyday living and remind us to enjoy every moment. In AW2020, the new era of Danish furnishing industry - Ferm Living goes on with their unique aesthetic and adds quite a number of exciting artistic forms of designs on top of their signatures.
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The meditating loop
Light yet sturdy shelving
Cone shaped lighting
A few more sculpture & stoneware
More for kids
We used to go traveling for mental and physical meditation. During lockdown, sand raking and incense burning have been getting much more popular in these seasons. Apart from scent, the state and place for meditation can be transformed into an oval or round rug. The softness and silence can go under your feet in black or natural striped jute without notice.
近幾十年，在北歐設計的收納家品中最常用的材料，莫過於耐用結實的塗層鋼鐵及夾板木。Haze系列則以塗層鋼鐵配合鐵絲片玻璃 / 卜竹玻璃造成高低大小的收納櫃，讓人不禁聯想舊式的壓花玻璃，通透卻柔和的光線。或會勾起小時候曾經路過的雜貨鋪、荳品廠，那段「香港製造」繁榮昌盛的記憶。
In these decades, powder coated steel and wood veneer are the most common materials among the Scandinavians in building all kinds of sturdy and functional shelving. The Haze Cabinet collection is made of reeded and wired glasses with powder coated steel, which gives it an exceptionally clean and sleek appearance. And we wonder if it could bring you back to the blooming “made in Hong Kong” period.
要麼圓滑接合為 Artisan設計的木製傢俬，不然就是看起來極度輕巧幼細的架構。由三名設計師創立的Regular Company，在2018推出了Missing系列，以經典的黑白色呈現偶爾會想起的型態，和日常生活中總會在哪裡看到過的物品。Meridian便是系列中的其中一個重點。
The designs from Regular Company are either known for their rounded joints furniture for Artisan or super light and sleek structures. The three founders created the black and white Missing collection in 2018 to immerse certain shapes with evanescent reminiscence over the years.
Meridian Lamp is not another archetypal 12-hour table lamp, complex yet minimal. The cone shade weld to the end of the half-circle rod, press the flat button for dimmer light diffusion and slide the rod through the cylinder base to lighten up another area of the room. We wonder if this magical sliding is retained in the version for Ferm Living. However, they said "it’s not slidable".
來自挪威的Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng，由縫製、產品設計、陶瓷捏製至花樽漆燒，樣樣精通。數年來參加著各式各樣的設計展覽，更曾在先前提到的Outline沙發系列的設計工作室實習，讓人不自覺地期待這位藝術家將帶來怎樣的創作。
兩者均擁抱著產品、工業及雕塑飾品設計的豐富經驗，這一季Øfstedal Eng和Ferm Living合作推出了Rotben，一件以藝術及機能為本，由循環再造的鋁鑄造而成的茶几。以純金屬展現自然/循環的曲線，好天時放在露台也很不錯，與不少掛養植物相映成趣。
Given experience in sewing, product design, ceramics, vases, the Norwegian Artist Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng just kicked off her lovely journey in FOLD OSLO Studio after participating various type of design fairs and even had an internship in Anderssen & Voll (previously mentioned designer of the Outline family) as well. We look forward to the future experimental creations of the all-rounded Norwegian artists.
With both Øfstedal Eng and Ferm Living rich background in product, industrial and sculptural design, they co-created the Rotben in an artistic and functional expression with 100% recycled casted aluminium. The sculptural piece features organic form in metallic material, use it as a side table indoors or put it in outdoor areas on sunny days.
Glassware and stoneware play a vital role in Ferm Living’s home accessories collections. They often appear in brass or black brass, while glazed and rough finishes and curvy lines are those once on trend decades ago and now return to the market as reminiscences.
Since 2019, number of series from ferm Living have been using 100% recycled plastic bottles as fabric. They are stated with the number of plastic bottles used, like Way Rug got over 130 bottles while Desert got over 50 bottles and wish to further reduce plastic from sources. The recycled polyester are like the normal fabric and even softer than jute.
Given its water-resistance feature, it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas, as well as small spaces in Hong Kong. Desert, the lounge chair made with 100% recycled polyester and removable powder coated metal structure.
The outdoor design that has been sold out over several times in Europe since 2019 and they’ve got a smaller size for kids in the AW2020. The light and versatile design's popularity is also foreseeable at small rooftops and balconies in Hong Kong.
Apart from the above selected designs, a number of shelves, rugs, hand-carfted decorations and hooks are launched in AW2020; Put it this way, the kids collection is further developed and quite a number of the designs are in the natural form of animals and nature. Explore more Ferm Living’s unique collections here.
但，Ferm Living的熱門飾品，完售速度是非常之快；如(2020年11月6日起)前篇提到的流線型Pond Mirror，除了新的XL之外，掛牆的兩款大小亦再次售罄，只能明年一月再接再厲；最近全球正在做優惠的燈具啞白色的Hebe Lamp，中型的也要到明年三月才有。若剛好碰到飾品完售，重新生產算上聖誕假及新年假，怕是要明年年中才能到家。敬請留意產品介紹開頭的Pre-order lead time，傢俬則是接到預訂後生產，材料充足不受影響。提早查看，以防萬一。
Frankly speaking, half a year earlier would be the perfect timing to make a pre-order for Scandinavian or European furnishings. Newly launched collections usually come with estimated months in stock or plenty of stock in Europe.
Popular accessories from Ferm Living often sold out in days. (As of 6th November 2020) Take the previously mentioned Pond Mirror Collection as an example, table and XL are still in stock at the moment. However, small and large mirrors are sold out which will only be back in January next year; Another example under global Lighting campaign, certain sizes of the Hebe Lamp Collection in matt white will only be back in March next year.
A well-designed furniture takes time to craft and vacations are inevitable.Taking Christmas and Lunar New Year into account, an item sold out in November will probably be arrived by the middle of next year. Please kindly pay extra attention to the pre-order lead time and estimated in stock (Europe) at the beginning of product description. Get started earlier and keep things on schedule.
或許已經可以在其他店鋪找到數件Ripple手工玻璃系列，但暫且我們還是Ferm Living在香港的獨家授權代理商，來自Ferm Living的任何產品均能透過我們預訂。產品價錢已包含正常運送及組裝，詳情請見我們的運輸細則。
You may find Ferm Living’s signature glassware - Ripple Collection available elsewhere in Hong Kong, but anything else especially furniture and lighting can only be ordered through Establo - we are the only brand dealer of Ferm Living in Hong Kong (at the moment). Delivery & assembly are on us under normal circumstances, please check our Shipping & Handling policy for details.
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