Living in a timeless warmth
Tine is a great admirer of the modernist architecture of Alvar Aalto. The Finnish architect and industrial designer was one of the leading exponents of organic architecture, where the building blends into the landscape. The way Aalto used different materials in a building was ingenious. His lamps are also unique in how they're designed and how they diffuse light. "For a warm interior, the right lighting is essential," adds Tine. "Isamu Noguchi's Akari lamps, for example, are made from traditional washi paper, which creates a distinctive soft light. The Spanish brand Santa & Cole also has a brilliant collection based on their vision of 'delighting not in quantity but in quality; not to show but to share'. This includes a range of portable lamps, such as the Sylvestrina, Basica Minima and Cestita Bateria, for more freedom and flexibility in your interior.”
Most pieces are passed down from generation to generation and become more beautiful with age.
Made for today and tomorrow
Durability and timeless design are Tine's pet subjects, which is why she loves the design classics she sells so much: "Most pieces are passed down from generation to generation and become more beautiful with age. Even new items from Artek, for example, are deliberately made for a long and beautiful future". Charlotte also sees investing in design as smart, quality and sustainable: "You are not only investing in something positive in the short term, but also in the future."
Design classics quickly at home
It is not Designcollectors' philosophy to offer many different brands and products. "We always select timeless design classics from a few top brands, which we then stock extensively. So that we can deliver them to our loyal customers around the world in the shortest possible time. However, if you would like to order something from one of these brands that is not on our website, you can of course do so. Just contact our customer service and we will be happy to help you," Tine explains.