We Love This: Luxury bedroom textiles
By Lena Hunter | Press photos
There’s much to admire in Scandinavia’s staggering oeuvre of design: Aalto’s light-bending architectural forms, Arne Jacobsen’s genius Egg Chair, Royal Copenhagen’s ubiquitous everyday ceramic luxury, plus fashion, homeware and product designers aplenty. Isn’t it… exhausting? Wouldn’t you like to lie down for a minute and recuperate? Of course you would – and only the finest Scandinavian bedding will do. It should be comfortable, practical and stylish – with a hint of decadence. Here, we’ve listed five top Scandinavian textile brands to help you get some designer shut-eye.
Palm Bed Cover by Bongusta
Founded on a love of colours, quirky designs and an admiration for generational craft traditions, Bongusta is one of Denmark’s best-kept design secrets, with a vibrant range of homewares that fly in the face of Scandi minimalism. With an office in Denmark, Bongusta is co-helmed by an Indian team based in Delhi. This Palm Bed Cover is 100 per cent cotton, quilted by hand and features a bold stitched design that will remind you of sunnier days.
Palm Bed Cover, 235x245cm, €375
Striped set by AIAYU
AIAYU’s collection of organic cotton bed linen is the ideal bedroom textile to introduce tranquility to your sleep environment, with a palette of earthy tones and a breathable texture. This striped set features a discrete AIAYU logo print, stitched hem and easy zip closure. Compared to their poplin sets, the weaving is looser, giving an open structure and light feel. AIAYU has an admirably transparent supply chain, with textiles sourced and crafted in India, and the brand is synonymous with exquisite quality and understated luxury.
Duvet Set Striped in Indigo, 140×220, €165
Grand pleasantly by Juna
Recently relaunched Danish textile brand Juna is the newest addition to the Rosendahl homewares family, with a focus on sustainability and playful patterns. Their latest design, the Pleasantly floral series, is also available in a larger scale for even more fun, dubbed ‘Grand’. These heritage-inspired flower prints, in regal blue and ochre, toe the line between nostalgia and modernity for a charmingly graphic home textile that draws the eye, without looking out of place.
Grand Pleasantly Set, 200×220, €120
Plain Duvet Cover by HIMLA
This classic duvet cover from Swedish homeware favourite HIMLA is 100 per cent organic washed-cotton percale. Light and airy in look and feel, this bed cover is available in a delectable range of soothing palettes and sizes. This tone, dubbed Mindful, has us thinking of the burnt umber of Nordic woodland and the flinty palettes of windswept Swedish coastlines.
Plain Duvet Cover, 200×220, €189
Mykerö print set by Marimekko
Finnish Marimekko is a legendary design house of the Nordics, where it has been one of the most lusted-after names in textiles, clothing and home furnishings since the 1950s. Today, it’s a global sensation, particularly noted for its brightly coloured printed fabrics and simple styles. The label’s new sunflower print in off-white, yellow and blue is dubbed Mykerö, and is guaranteed to brighten any room. The duvet set is made of 200-thread-count, 100 per cent cotton percale and has something of a late-summer Van Gogh rusticity to it – perfect for buoying you through the chilliest of seasons.
Mykerö King Duvet Set, 234×269, €182
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