Just as I’m about to leave the UK what happens? Skandium open up a new incredible store, the Skandium house in the heart of South Kensington! With Skandium’s iconic Brompton road store closing after 10 successful years it makes way for this new concept. The Skandium house will be split between two venues, this one (featured) and another across the road to be launched during London Design Festival ’17. The new house will be designed to reflect real homes with room sets and the unique character of Scandinavian living.
“It will be a totally new store concept for us, consisting of two separate buildings facing each other across the street. One, a townhouse, providing the best possible way to show how our clients could live and furnish their homes, and opposite, a standalone, quintessentially English building dating from the 1860s, which will showcase one of London’s largest collections of Scandinavian lighting, plus a floor full of accessories and gift ideas expertly curated by Skandium for the design conscious and the curious. In the new store, expect to find an engaging mix of mid-century masterpieces, future classics, and there will always be room for a Moomin mug.” – Jan Vejsholt, Skandium’s Managing Director
I was kindly giving exclusive access to the two storey town house just before the opening and in time before I move. Have a little look inside at what I discovered ………
Shelving and walnut cabinets by String
CH24 Wishbone chair by Carl Hansen
Children’s wooden toys by Rosendahl
Lighting collection by Louis Poulsen
Stacked shelf system by Muuto
Details of the Ply rug by Muuto
Panthella mini table lamp by Louis Poulsen
Cesta table lamp by Santa + Cole
Edge vase and cups, Vivilo shelving system by Skagerak
Cesta Metalica lamp by Santa + Cole
As you can see the Skandium house is a go to destination for Scandinavian design in London. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the second building is like. Sadly I won’t be in London for that big reveal as I will be setting up life in Copenhagen. However it’s likely that I’ll be sharing any info I find. If you’re in London you must visit this place!
35-36 Thurloe Place
*Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house
*this post was written in collaboration with Skandium to celebrate the launch of the new Skandium House. All words and thoughts are my own.