Weird designs and how to combine them
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Weird designs and how to combine them

Pia Seidel
Zurich, on 23.04.2021
Translation: Octavia Hurst
I don’t like wishy-washy wording. But I do like wobbly shaped things. These objects don’t have a clearly definable shape, and that’s a good thing.

Lately, things are allowed to be a bit weird. At least, that’s what some Northern brands suggest, showcasing objects with a handmade feel. Of course, only in a figurative sense. Because the beautiful vases and trinkets would quickly break otherwise.

The vases «Vulca Mini Vase» and «Water Swirl» are a little crooked. Image: Ferm Living
The vases «Vulca Mini Vase» and «Water Swirl» are a little crooked. Image: Ferm Living

Ferm Living designs are a little wonky on purpose. Take a closer look and you’ll discover off-centre struts on the «Basket» or dents on the «Pond» mirror. And the angle of the vase «Water Swirl» makes me wonder if it’s about to fall over.

Pond Mirror XL Brass (87 x 94 x 1.5 cm)
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ferm LIVING Pond Mirror XL Brass (87 x 94 x 1.5 cm)
Water Swirl Vase Tall (47cm)
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ferm LIVING Water Swirl Vase Tall (47cm)

Bloomingville’s current collection has a similiar tendency. The «Helene» and «Harris» designs look like they’ve overflown. Almost like candle wax that’s poured over the edges. The design is emphasised by the muted colours and smooth surfaces of the materials used.

Nicita (28.50cm)
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Bloomingville Nicita (28.50cm)

It’s precisely these random-looking silhouettes that make the trendy pieces so quirky. They stand out from the straight-sided uniformity. The model «Pawn» by Serax looks a lot more exciting next to the basic cylinder ceramic stool. At the same time, it’s as practical as an ordinary stool and serves as a side table.

Seems a little shaky: the stool «Pawn». Image: Serax
Seems a little shaky: the stool «Pawn». Image: Serax

You can let the quirky designs speak for themselves. But they have even more of an effect when combined. Try arranging some irregularly shaped and different sized decorative accessories in a group on the table or the window sill. If you add some simple geometric shapes, the asymmetrical stand out even more.

Terres Des Reves (0.80l)
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Serax Terres Des Reves (0.80l)
Terres Des Reves (25.40cm)
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Serax Terres Des Reves (25.40cm)
Differently shaped decorative objects harmonise with each other, as long as some colours are toned down. Image: Ferm Living
Differently shaped decorative objects harmonise with each other, as long as some colours are toned down. Image: Ferm Living

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Pia Seidel
Pia Seidel
Senior Editor, Zurich

«There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.» – Albert Einstein


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