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.

VOGUE Living Australia - - Contents - By ANNA DELPRAT Pho­tographed by MICK BRUZZESE

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;...

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