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IKEA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE ICONIC ‘POÄNG’ ARMCHAIR

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IKEA is celebrating the 40th birthday of the iconic POÄNG chair with the launch of six new limited edition cushion covers as well as one new armchair frame. It was designed in 1976 by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura with IKEA’s design principles in mind; sustainability, affordability, form, function and quality. Would you believe that this chair has remained almost the same for all these forty years? In fact, the POÄNG armchair with it’s clean Scandinavian frame is one of the top-selling products at IKEA, with approximately 1.5 million sold globally each year.

“POÄNG is one of our most popular products, and our customers see it as a failsafe home essential. Its affordability makes it accessible to all, and the classic yet stylish design means that it fits into any décor scheme. POÄNG is a trusty favourite which can easily be personalised through the years with new cushion covers and materials to suit changing styles, all with the same comfort! When you buy POÄNG armchair you choose everything yourself, except the comfort – which is always included!” – Luis Lopez

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Here are a couple of facts about this iconic chair;

✖ The chair was originally called POEM, but was renamed POÄNG in 1992 to correspond with a series of changes and improvements made to it.

✖ Today’s price of the POÄNG chairs is approximately 21% lower than the price forty years ago.

✖ You might have seen a test machine in your local IKEA store, well they have had them since 1978! It shows the durable form of the POÄNG chair, and pressure-tests the chair 20 times per minute at 1000 newton for a standard 50,000 times. That’s like a 220lb person sitting in the chair 20 times per minute.

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Do you have this classic yet modern armchair in your home?

// Photo credit: IKEA

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STROPP HANGING PEG // BY LASSEN

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Danish By Lassen created the multi-purpose Stropp as a twist on the traditional peg, it combines good Scandinavian style with simplicity, quality and materials that age with grace. Get the pegs with either black, brown or natural leather straps and brass, copper, black or stainless steel knobs.

Stropp can for instance be used for tea towels in your kitchen, for the outdoor clothes, bags & accessories in your hallway, to store magazines & newspapers, as handles on a cupboard, as a wine rack.. The possibilities are endless and these hanging pegs really adds character and a stylish expression to your interior. What would you use them for?

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// Photo credit: By Lassen

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MY FAVOURITES FROM FERM LIVING AUTUMN WINTER COLLECTION “SUBTLE DWELLING”

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Danish ferm LIVING just revealed their new furniture, homeware and accessories collection at this month’s Northmodern event in Copenhagen. This new Autumn / Winter collection is called SUBTLE DWELLING and consists of beautiful, functional and well-designed lifestyle pieces.

“Channelling an artisan approach, the collection focuses on simple shapes brought to life with textural surfaces, contrasting finishes and a colour palette that juxtaposes vibrant and contrasting hues with layers of tonal shades and monochrome colourways. Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture.” – ferm LIVING

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection, but you can view the catalogue here.

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First of all, I love the whole innovative and interchangeable lighting system COLLECT LIGHTING. The idea is great, the range allows you to create your own beautiful lighting solutions by mixing and matching the pieces together.

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My favourite furniture has to be the grey HERMAN LOUNGE CHAIR, a beautiful lounge chair crafted from oak veneer set on a powder coated metal base. With its low design features, a oval base and a backrest that wraps around the body it is created to give maximum sitting comfort. Plus it looks very stylish!

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Another great new addition to their furniture range is the MINGLE TABLE TOP, above in light grey with the MINGLE TRESTLEST in the colour ochre. The table is elegant and contemporary, and you can combine any top with the corresponding trestles in either one of the six carefully chosen colours to create a dining table or desk for your home.

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The PUNCTUAL SHELVING SYSTEM here in grey is also another great addition, especially this 2X6 low version. The metal elements comes in different heights and a lovely selection of soft colour hues.

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The collection is also full of great homeware items, like these stunning ASYMMETRIC CUTTING BOARDS. They are cut from solid oak, then smoked to get a dark finish. They are perfect to use as presentation platters and have a handy hole if you want to hang them up in your kitchen. Available in three different sizes and shapes to use on their own or together.

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I’m always on the hunt for tins to store cakes and biscuits, and the new CONFETTI TIN BOXES are so adorable. The set consists of three boxes in different sizes and colours all decorated with ferm LIVING’s 10th anniversary confetti print with gold details in a matte finish. Simply gorgeous.

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The selection of CAST IRON CANDLE HOLDERS with minimalistic design and lovely textures are so beautiful alone or styled with other items from the collection. The holder is weighty, holds a single candle and comes in a selection of colours and sizes. I particularly am fond of the spotted version on the far left.

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How great are these graphic BRUSH TEA TOWELS? They come in a set of three and are printed with hand drawn designs of wavy and straight lines with swirling brushstrokes. A functional way to add some colour and fun to your kitchen space.

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And last but not least, I adore the new range of SCENTED CANDLES in ceramic pot with a reactive glazed finish. Fill your room with the warming fragrance of fig and choose from a selection of colours, my favourite being the running blue version.

// Photo credit: ferm LIVING

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A SCANDINAVIAN COLOURING JOURNEY

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I came across this colouring book online and though it was the cutest, a great way for you to unwind & be creative in true Scandinavian style. It is created by textiles and homeware designer Zeena Shah and is full of folk-inspired patterns and illustrations of nature and wildlife to colour in. The Scandia colouring book has 49 illustrations which are all single sided designs so you can pull them out and frame them after you finish. Fun for both kids and grown-ups!

You can purchase this beautiful book from her website or on Etsy & Amazon.

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// Photo credit: Zeena Shah

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GIVEAWAY // WANT TO WIN THESE GORGOUS SCANDINAVIAN MARBLE WEEKLY PLANNERS?

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I recently reached 2K followers on Instagram and to celebrate I’ve teamed up with Skandidesign to give one of you the chance to win two of her gorgeous marbled weekly planners! They are the perfect way to keep you organised and on-top of all things you need to do + they make for great desk accessories too.

Head over to my Instagram post to enter, just click here. Good luck!

*Giveway now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered! Get 10% off one these planners by using the code THATSCANDINAVIANFEELING on your order. Valid from the 5th – 16th of August.

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Disclaimer; The giveaway is not sponsored by or associated with Instagram. It ends on 09.08.16 and the winner will be announced that day on my Instagram account. Open worldwide!

// Photo credit: Skandidesign

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BEAUTIFUL GEOMETRIC PLASTIC RUGS

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Lina Johansson’s beautiful plastic rugs caught my eye with their geometric shapes, graphic patterns and beautiful colours. The style is clean and modern with a bit of a retro vibe, and they are a great way to add some colour or pattern to your home. As they are woven plastic rugs it means that they are easy to wash, long-lasting and nice to walk on. Ideal for any rooms, even for outdoor areas!

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// Photo credit: Lina Johansson

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