Scarlet Fever: Color Trend

Scarlet Fever: Color Trend

Scarlet seating made a statement at this season’s European trade shows, with Scandinvan brands and designers selecting the striking hue to showcase their latest launches. 

Five chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T_1

This solid maple chair is part of a series called ‘Five’ by Swedish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune - the name ‘five’ references the chair’s pentagon-shaped seat. Designed for a new brand Matsuso T, which has been set up by Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto, the chair is available in an all-over red finish or in natural wood with accents of red.

EZY by Christophe Pillet for Offecct_1

Part of a new collection called Ezy’ by French designer Christophe Pillet for Swedish brand Offecct, this bar stool was originally designed and produced for the new interior of the famous Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel in Paris.  “Instead of making something strange, visible and loud, I wanted to make something very normal, simple and elegant.” says Pillet. “The purpose of this collection was to make a super functional, normal and long lasting design.”

Layer chair by Oliver Schick for Mitab_1


Inspired by a tower of stacked chairs, Oliver Schick's new Layer chair for Mitab has a lightweight but strong sandwich structure made from natural or stained ash.

Oslo sofa by Anderssen Voll for Muuto

Spotted on the Muuto stand at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair in this striking red hue, Normann Copenhagen’s Oslo sofa by Norwegian designers Andersen & Voll was originally launched in Milan last year. “We wanted to make a sofa series with a light and inviting appearance, without compromising on comfort,” explain the designers.

Nadia chair by Jin Kuramoto for Matsuso T

Designed by Jin Kuramoto for his new brand ‘Matsuso T’, the Nadia chair is part of a wider collection of wooden furniture built using kumiki – a Japanese joinery technique which is more commonly used for shipbuilding.

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