A year has passed and lagom (pronounced "lah-gom) is a trend that is still prevalent in much of the furniture we see on the shelves of our showroom and in the projects we’re a part of.
It still seems though, that some of us don’t quite get what Lagom is and it’s true essence is seen, in the Scandinavian sense of the word; as a way of life. In furniture Lagom is simply, simplicity.
Powell coffee table and side table, new in 2018
The rough translation of lagom is "not too much, not too little - just right" and points to an outlook in which less is more and quality has value.
This can be seen in many of our new pieces over the past year from the Twist table to the Valerie bar stool where simple wooden frames take on a unique form and clever functionality.
Or take the Nemea armchair for instance, where an extended backrest allows you to 'hang' the chair from tables, highly valuable for busy cafes and restaurants so staff can clean floors quickly. The Khavi table collection too adds value with its underside storage, a best kept secret for hotel lobbies and office waiting areas.
- Lagom furniture, keep it simple, keep it clever
- Clever compartments or added functionality
- Focus is on a refined furniture frame usually in wood
- Commonly associated with Skandi-styles