From Wegner chairs to Noguchi lamps and Gubi mirrors, Brdr. Friis Furniture is a pure haven for those with an interest in design. For this series of images, I chose my favourite pieces from their extensive catalogue, and photographed these in the Dinesen showroom in Copenhagen.
Even if it was on loan only, choosing between new and old classics from the collection of Danish furniture store Brdr. Friis was not an easy task. With two physical stores in the Copenhagen area — one of these located in Danish architect Hans J. Wegner’s old lab and workshop — and an online shop shipping countrywide, Brdr. Friis Furniture offers designs from the world’s finest makers. However, despite the immense selection, I knew I had to have Wegner’s CH25 armchair in the mix, since it remains one of my favourite chairs ever made. Elegant, honest, and no-fuss design in solid oak and 400 meters of hand-woven paper cord. Getting two of these beauties in the same room has been on my wish list since visiting the Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon, decorated with a couple of these in each room.
To complement the chairs, I opted for the Wegner CH008 coffee table, and the smaller Fritz Hansen Tray Table. Also featured are Isamu Noguchi’s Akari 10A lamp, some ceramic pieces from Danish designer Cecilie Manz, and the Wegner J16 foot rest (well, I’m a Wegner fan, there’s no escaping it!).
As my shoot location, I thought long and hard about which Copenhagen venues would provide the grandiosity I was aiming for, but still match the aesthetic and underplayed elegance of these predominantly Danish design classics. The Dinesen showroom in Copenhagen specialising in bespoke plank flooring turned out to be the perfect place with wooden panels, beautiful shelving and of course, those enviable hardwood floors. Spending the day at their premises, finding beautiful details and creating photogenic corners was the most work fun I’ve had in a while.
Thank you Brdr. Friis Furniture for this project, and a thank you Dinesen for welcoming me and the design classics for the day.
— This post was created in paid partnership with Brdr. Friis Furniture —