Inspiring interior for the library and workplace

RENEW WITH A READING NOOK

A new year brings with it a desire for change and renewal. Not least, it’s time to prepare the study for the coming months, and many tricks are on hand as an aid to inspiration. A reading nook creates a space for catching one’s breath and reflection – and a lot can be achieved with means either big or small.

At the same time as creating a cosy impression in the work corner, soft cushions and rugs provide warmth during the continued cold season. Svenskt Tenn’s soft blankets are made of 100 per cent mohair wool. They are hand loomed and brushed to create a classic, fluffy form and the cooperation between Svenskt Tenn and the Finnish supplier has been going on for many years.
With stacks of books – both new and well thumbed – the room becomes even more cosy. Feel free to mix old with new, and decorate with your favourite things that endow a sense of pleasure and inspiration.

Blanket Mohair

During the 1930s, the divan, or the couch, was a common feature in modern interior design. At that time, many designers also focused on the individual’s relaxation and quiet in the home. Couch 775, which was designed by Josef Frank in 1938, gives the same impression now as it did then.

Couch 775

Josef Frank was no fan of game hunting and he designed several carpets with the aim of replacing genuine animal hides. His carpets also often resemble stone paved terraces or have abstract patterns. To his mind, flowers and birds were not to be trampled upon, while monsters were perhaps a different matter. The pictured carpet was designed around 1950 and has acquired the nickname ‟The Beast”. The ferocious beast is conceived as corresponding to the ancient Medusa head, which the Romans were accustomed to setting up at the entrance to the house in order to ward off evil spirits, ‟evil shall be banished by evil”. The floor lamp also has a nickname. It’s called "The Crutch" and was designed by Josef Frank in 1952, as a further development of a lamp he had designed as early as in the 1920s.

The Beast Carpet