The Private Collection is a range of Japanese style furniture created by the designer duo from Space Copenhagen. Playing with the notions of open and closed, public and private, the Private collection is an exercise in clean lines, symmetry and tonal restraint.
Space Copenhagen : “For the Private Collection, we found inspiration in the beauty of vintage Japanese storage and display furniture – in fact, the defining detail for each piece is a Japanese wood joint. We searched for a simple, strong and recognizable design language focusing on high quality, beautiful materials and refined, elegant details.”
Simplicity and craftsmanship – Japanese craftsmanship has influenced modern and contemporary style ever since Charlotte Perriand and Hans J. Wegner drew inspiration from it to define mid-century aesthetics. The Private collection renews the thread of this history, through this family of sideboard, console, side table and vitrine, as graphic as they are functional.
Frame light stained oak or brown/black veneer
Handles antique brass
Concealed storage is offered by the Private Sideboard, a horizontal form designed to sit neatly against a wall in living room, dining room or bedroom, or to be deployed back-to-back with another unit. Its four symmetrical soft-close drawers provide substantial space in a way that is both practical and functional, while retaining refinement in their execution. The top can be used as an elegant surface on which to showcase ornaments, objects and artworks.
Dimensions H90 x 160 x 45 cm
The Private Side Table is a compact solution to the multiple and varied storage and display needs of this hardworking typology and can be used beside a bed, sofa or armchair. While many side tables offer a surface for a lamp, a book and perhaps some flowers, the Private Side Table’s drawer also enables storageof more personal items or those that might need to be close at hand, but out of sight.
Dimensions H60 x 50 x 40 cm
The Private Vitrine is a statement display cabinet for the bedroom, lounge or kitchen – and would also work well in a hotel or spa lobby where a touch of personality is required. Its brown/black-stained or light-stained oak veneer frame encases a tall glass case, recessed into the frame, creating depth. Three shelves offer the opportunity to store and display books, tableware, glassware, or precious ornaments, and the chance to weave personal narratives into a space. In contrast to the rounded handles on the rest of the collection, the Vitrine features elongated oval door handles.
Dimensions H191 x 110 x 45 cm
The Private desk / console is designed to serve as a console as well as a home office desk. This dual aesthetic allows it to easily fit into a living room or bedroom.
Dimensions H74 x 120 x 60 cm
Established in 2005 by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, Space Copenhagen is a design studio that works across multiple disciplines, from furniture, lighting and refined objects to art installations, art direction and interior design for private homes, hotels and restaurants all over the world.
"We call our approach Poetic Modernism."
The ambition is to forge new paths by balancing opposites — classic and modern, industrial and organic, sculptural and minimal, light and shade. Duality and contrast. Curiosity as a fundamental human condition.
The studio’s intuitive approach embodies designs that are distinctively shaped by the given circumstances, functional needs, and a fundamental interest in human behavior. It is a sense of and belief in slow aesthetic that centers around quality and longevity.
Space Copenhagen has created lauded furniture pieces for some of the world’s leading manufacturers such as GUBI, Stellar Works, Fredericia Furniture, &Tradition and Mater. In addition, Space Copenhagen continuously substantiates their roster of high-end interiors at an international level, following, among others, their award-winning design for 11 Howard hotel in New York, The Stratford opening in London Spring 2019, along with already acclaimed destination restaurants Geranium and the first Noma in Copenhagen.