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Habitus Loves… Danish Design

With ‘Danish Design at the House’ opening Friday at the Sydney Opera House, this week we celebrate all things Dansk. And, from cutlery to frying pans, the Danes have a deftly considered touch.

Opera Pendant by Lightyears

Created by: Jørn Utzon for Lightyears

Why we love it: The Opera pendant is characterised by bright, downward illumination. But Opera also illuminates itself through the special gaps between the shades. This accentuates the pendant’s decorative effect and makes a positive contribution to the overall lighting in a room.

Where you can get it: Cult

Breadbin by Wrong for Hay

Created by: Wrong for Hay

Why we love it: Suitable for either bread, or hats, this laminated beech container is a deep circular tub with a lid accessible via three finger holes. Clean, nordic elegance.

Where you can get it: Cult

Beolab 14 by Bang & Olufsen

Created by: Torsten Valeur and David Lewis Designers for Bang & Olufsen

Why we love it: Combining B&O’s technical mastery with a sleek, playful design the Beolab 14 epitomises the innovation, pure aesthetics and attention to detail the Danish form is renowned for.

Where you can get it: Bang & Olufsen

Bistro by Bodum

Created by: Bodum

Why we love it: The groundbreaking BISTRO b.over Coffeemaker automates the popular “pour over” coffee brewing method for a delicious, flavorful brew.

Where you can get it: KitchenwareDirect

Möbius ring from Georg Jensen

Created by: Georg Jensen

Why we love it: The Möbius sterling silver ring is inspired by geometry and a magnificent example of post-modern innovation. Launched in 1968, Möbius is a great example of Georg Jensen design from the mid to late 20th century. It encompasses philosophy and beauty, an artistic creation that turns an unusual shape into a stunning piece of jewellery.

Where you can get it: Georg Jensen

In Between Chair by &traidition

Created by: Sami Kallio for &tradition

Why we love it: The interplay between positive and negative space is central to In Between – its back and side panels provide a concrete shape and support, but forms are created equally by the gaps in between them. In Between has a low-swung, crescent back- and armrest and a very slightly pitched seat pan. Both are balanced by the dynamically angled legs, resulting in an equilibrium of forms that makes In Between a contemporary design classic.

Where you can get it: Great Dane

‘Grand Prix’ by Kay Bojesen

Created by: Kay Bojesen

Why we love it: In 1938 silversmith Kay Bojesen’s first silverware made jaws drop, so pure was its profile and so pleasant its appearance. 13 years later the stainless steel range took First Prize at the World Exposition in Milan. From then on the range became known simply as “Grand Prix”

Where you can get it: Great Dane

Coppernix by Scanpan

Created by: Van Eijk & Van Der Lubbe

Why we love it: The Coppernox 28cm fry pan expands on traditional cookware with its unique construction. The base is impact bonded with a copper wedge for rapid and even heat distribution. The range features cast stainless steel handles with soft touch and comfortable silicone inserts and a internal mirror polished 18/10 stainless steel finish.

Where you can get it: Scanpan

For more fabulous Danish Design check out ‘Danish Design at The House‘ at the Sydney Opera House, from October 25 to November 11, 2013.