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One of many BoConcept pieces designed by the Danish brand’s lauded long-term collaborator Henrik Pedersen, the new Berne sofa (pictured below and in the image below that) is a simple, modern form with a higher, more upright back and deeper seats to make it ultra-comfortable. Choose the right sofa for your space by considering features such as…
1 … the welcoming visual effect of a softly rounded back, arms and seats — no sharp corners from any angle.
2 … legs that allow furniture to ‘float’ over the floor for a lighter, airier, more spacious-feeling interior.
3 … subtle sewing detail that’s both a minimal addition to a minimal shape and helps prevent wrinkles in the fabric.
MAIN IMAGE, FROM LEFT Dublin chair, from $3679; Carmo sofa, from $4579; Sevilla coffee table, $2639; Stockholm pendant light, $1299; Expose side table, from $749,
ABOVE, FROM LEFT Madrid coffee table, from $1449; Scandinavia rug, from $2669; Berne sofa, from $4189; Bordeaux wall systems, from $1499 each; Madrid side table, from $1049; Princeton living chair, from $2479,
Create a personality-filled conversation zone in a living area by arranging an ensemble cast of characterful pieces facing inwards. The scene above includes an occasional chair stage left: BoConcept’s new Princeton lounge chair — a relaxing, organic-shaped embrace on a light base that makes it effortless to reposition on a whim.
A bit on the side
By world-renowned furniture designer Morten Georgson, another of BoConcept’s permanent design partners, the Madrid side table (above, from $1049) now comes in two versions (only one style is pictured above; the other is pictured in the previous image). Match them with Madrid coffee and dining tables (see below) for a cohesive effect within a room or throughout your house.
Make your dining table so good to gather around that long lunches and lingering suppers become your entertaining go-to. To ensure lasting comfort, consider the height of your chairs in relation to the table; this Hague table and matching Hague chairs remove the guesswork — they’re made for each other. Maximise personal touches in the room via shelving such as the glass-encased Lund cabinet above, ideal for decorative objects, tableware and your cocktail-making kit alike. You could also keep in mind that…
1 … extendable tables such as the one above provide the ultimate flexibility to serve only your nearest and dearest or expand your place settings to make mealtimes the more the merrier.
2 … you’ll get the most out of extra dining chairs with a design like this that doubles as an occasional chair. Rather than store them when they’re not at the table, you can re-style them elsewhere.
3 … hanging a pendant light low over your dining table shines light on the matter while fostering an atmospheric sense of intimacy. Switch off any other lights and add the odd candle.
ABOVE, FROM RIGHT Hamilton dining chairs, from $819 each; Loom rug, from $2129; Madrid dining table, from $6499; Paddle pendant light, $1299,
Given curves take up less room in a room, rounded tables are ideal for smaller spots, and allow you to easily accommodate guests without anyone feeling overcrowded. Graceful beauties like the Madrid dining table above make for good chat that can flow easily in all directions. Devise a balanced look by accessorising with other circular forms, such as these vases, the pendant light, the sculpture and the rug. The curved profile of the contemporary-yet-classic Hamilton dining chairs ties in too.
We love the feather-light silhouette and understated frame of this Asti desk — they allow it to work well without dominating in either a dedicated study or a break-out workspace in an open-plan living area. The Hamilton dining chair levels up here to become office-appropriate through the addition of a swivel base, while modular storage keeps professional essentials within easy reach among your decorative collectables.
At home with The Design Chaser
Curating a set-up to suit WFH and R&R requirements at her Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland abode, interior stylist and designer Michelle Halford, aka The Design Chaser, took advantage of BoConcept’s extensive options for customisation, putting her signature neutral stamp on the Modena sofa and Bermuda footstool. She went for Lazio fabric in White and Beige respectively, the textured bouclé bringing a tactile sense of warmth and interesting visual dimension to the furniture’s pared-back forms.
Size, colour, materials… nearly every one of BoConcept’s pieces can be customised — a fact that’s both fantastic and potentially a bit daunting, making the brand’s interior design service a big-time bonus. With no pressure to buy, you can benefit from free, personalised styling advice in store, at home or via video call. Talk function, form, space, lighting, storage. Flesh out ideas, determine what’s best for your lifestyle and budget, consider how to arrange new pieces with what you’ve already got. Co-create your perfect version of a single item, refresh just one room, or fit out your entire home.
BoConcept has also just released its latest on-trend fabrics and colour updates. These include two of our favourites: chunky sheep and alpaca wool Auckland Bouclé in White and Beige, and soft yet durable, Oeko-Tex-certified Skagen in a calming light green (both are pictured on the chair and sofa at the top of this web page).
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