KARAKTER STUDY Danish firm Karakter Copenhagen lands at Cult, with designs that are destined to become future classics
Danish brand Karakter Copenhagen lands at Cult, with designs that are destined to become future classics.
visionary long with e its own brand, Nau, the company is also introducing a truly pioneering Danish brand: Karakter Copenhagen. Individually, the pieces in the collection aren’t tied to any one style, nationality or even time. Some are current designs by international heavyweights, such as Aldo Bakker and PlueerSmitt. Others are forgotten gems from the 1960s by the Castiglioni brothers and Joe Colombo. All, however, are finished in familiar Danish materials, such as white-soaped and blacked-stained oak, which makes for an unexpected yet cohesive range. Christian Elving, Karakter Copenhagen’s CEO, is a true curator. He selects each piece by hand and before putting anything new into production, he examines it for three to six months to make sure he’s not just falling for a trend. “It’s curated completely on a personal level,” Elving says. “The idea behind Karakter was to dare where no one else will, daring to do what we liked and not looking at what could sell and at what rate.” Karakter is championing out-of-the-ordinary design, but always with that elegant Danish touch. cultdesign.com. au
“THE IDEA BEHIND KARAKTER COPENHAGEN WAS TO DARE WHERE NO ONE ELSE WILL”
— CEO, CHRISTIAN ELVING
clockwise: Support vessel by Aldo Bakker; Bowl No 1 by PlueerSmitt (on table). Libreria Pensile shelves by the Castiglioni brothers. Richard Munao, director of Cult (left) and Christian Elving, CEO of Karakter Copenhagen; TriAngle stool by Aldo Bakker;...