Copenhagen-based Ferm Living – established in 2005 by graphic designer Trine Andersen – designs many of its products in-house, but additions to the collection include a range of hand-printed textiles with graphic patterns by New York-based illustrator and designer Alyson Fox.
Irregularly shaped forms on blue, grey and brown backgrounds are hand-printed on organic cotton and used to cover a range of square and oblong pillows. Designs by Fox are also applied to a quilted bedspread and a fringed rug covered with chunky blue zig-zags and grey dashes.
Among Ferm Living's own designs are a range of concrete plant pots and pastel-coloured trellising. The rectangular and circular frames striped with diagonal lines can be used to support growing plants, or positioned against a wall as decoration. The Plant Wall comes in four powder-coated colours – pastel grey, rose, mint-green and an ochre tone named curry.
Collect Vases are a set of four vessels with brightly coloured rubberised paintwork. Three tall vases with grey, pink and blue exteriors stack inside a stout black container. The rubberised coating was applied to dampen the clinking noise when the glass pieces are collected together.
A small patch of gold or royal-blue machine embroidery adds texture to the two-dimensional print of the Fragment Cushion, which features a pattern of layered pastel and monochrome quadrilaterals.
An updated version of the brand's tapered Wire Basket has petrol-blue paintwork. A oiled pale oak top, which the studio say is indicative of Danish design, can be balanced on the rim to convert the basket into a table.
The Kelim Rug has a linear monochrome pattern featuring intersecting black lines and a chain of triangles on a white background. The fringed rugs are woven on a hand loom using hand-dyed wool.
Smaller additions to the collection include a set of Brass Measuring Spoons with cup-unit measurements and a long-handled tea spoon with an angular oval hollow.
Ferm Living has also expanded its duck-egg blue Neu dinner set, which is coated with a reactive glaze that produces minute variations in the colouring of each piece. The range, based on Bauhaus design, includes a jug with an angular pointed spout.
The inaugural Northmodern event, which concludes today, is also hosting Normann Copenhagen's seating range based on historic chair designs and an installation of modular lighting joined with rubber connectors.