Scandinavian Design – &Tradition

A quote from the founder of &Tradition – “We want to connect with the old masters, while giving space to new designers to define what will become future classics. We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today”.

 &Tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with the founding principle being tradition tied to innovation. Their unique library of furniture and lighting spans from the 1930s to the present day and includes designs by internationally renowned designers.

One of their most iconic products is the Flowerpot Light  designed by Verner Panton. The Flowerpot light with its two semi-circular spheres facing each other has long proved its lasting design quality and is just as much an icon of our time. 

Scandinavian Design - Flowerpot Light
Simple and colourful – Flowerpot light by Verner Panton
Newer stand out pieces by &Tradition include the Mayor Sofa. A re-issue designed by Arne Jacobsen. Mayor sofa was created for Søllerød City Hall, built 1939-1942. The Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen were responsible for the entire town hall aesthetic appearance, from the design of the entire building to furniture and small details such as door handles. The two architects created many award-winning buildings together, and at the time furniture designs came second. Together they created, in addition to Søllerød Town Hall, numerous of other award-winning projects. Now, more than 70 years later, the team receives yet another award for their astonishing designs. Recently the MAYOR sofa has won the award for “Best Reissue” in the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award 2013.

Scandinavian Design - Mayor Sofa by &Tradition
Beautiful Mayor Sofa designed by Arne Jacobsen, love the green colour

With the Shuffle Table Mia Hamborg gives new life to the old Nordic craft tradition of turning wood by adding the colour and playful forms from old painted wooden toys. It’s up to you where you want to put this fine piece of furniture and being truly Nordic and democratic, you can even decide the form and height of the table. This new black marble version is stunning and adds an element of sophistication, great example of clever Scandinavian Design.

Scandinavian Design - &Tradition Shuffle table in black marble
&Tradition Shuffle table in black marble
One of the most respected designers of modern time – Benjamin Hubert has also designed lights for &Tradition. The spinning-top toy, a childhood favourite, inspires to the joyful form of the Spinning Light along with the process of metal spinning. Here, form truly meets function in an innovative way. It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’s sure to become a new classic.

Scandinavian Design - White Spinning Light by Benjamin Hubert
White Spinning Light by Benjamin Hubert
The Catch Chair is another favourite designed by Jamie Hayon. Catch Chair’s armrests extend from the shell like literal limbs, ready to embrace you as you sit down. In addition to being a witty personification, it is also an eye-catching piece of design. Serpentine lines give it a playful lightness that is counterbalanced by a sturdy, well-balanced base and legs that ensure maximum comfort. Available in many fabric and leather options.

Scandinavian Design - Catch Chair by Jamie Hayon for &Tradition
Catch Chair by Jamie Hayon for &Tradition
&Tradition are not one of the most well known Scandinavian brands but we love them!

The Team at Cimmermann