29-11-2017

BoConcept, Danish furniture and “hygge”

BoConcept,

Interior Design,

Hygge is more than just a word, it's a philosophy and no single word translates this Danish concept.



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BoConcept, Danish furniture and “hygge” Hygge is more than just a word, it's a philosophy and no single word translates this Danish concept. Appreciating simple pleasures, sharing, friends, family, a feel-good state of mind. You just need to glance at the BoConcept furniture and home accessories to get an idea of what it means.


Danish design is famous all over the world for its formal research and great artisanal quality. Thanks to renowned architects and designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen and Verner Panton and for whom we recommend a visit to the Designmuseum in Copenhagen, in the '50s Denmark became synonymous with a design that boasts soft lines, practicality and new ways of thinking. A tradition that has carried forward to this day, if you think of Danish companies like LEGO (link Lego House), Bang & Olufsen and top, globally recognised design firms like BIG, Henning Larsen Architects, 3XN, COBE, Adept just to mention some on the long list and that we often present on Floornature.
And BoConcept.fits into that same creative groove. The Danish company can trace its beginnings back to post-World War II, in 1952 when two carpenters, Jens Ærthøj and Tage Mølholm began to make the first walnut and oak cupboards. The range of furniture manufactured has grown over the years, and with it, so too has the number of workers in the Herning facility in the region of Jutland, where the furniture is still made. 
The artisan knowhow of the early days is now supported by new technologies to be able to construct furniture that combines attention to detail and environmental sustainability with a mood that is both topical and timeless. In short, just what it takes to bring a bit of the “hygge” atmosphere to the home and where well-being is not just personal but extended to everyone who sets foot in the home. 

Christiane Bürklein

Project: BoConcept
Location: Herning, Denmark
Year: 2017
Images: courtesy of BoConcept, courtesy of VisitDenmark (photo 3 and 4)

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