AndTradition is a Danish design house that has been producing innovative and timeless furniture and lighting designs since 2010. Their philosophy is to bridge the gap between old and new, and they do this by collaborating with emerging and established designers to create pieces that are both contemporary and steeped in tradition.
The Design Process
One of the things that sets AndTradition apart from other design houses is its commitment to the design process. They don’t just create products that look good, they create them to be functional, sustainable, and emotionally engaging. This involves a lot of research, experimentation, and collaboration with skilled artisans.
Before any design work begins, AndTradition’s team of designers conduct extensive research into the culture, history, and materials they will be working with. For example, when they were tasked with designing a series of pendant lights for a hotel in Copenhagen, they looked at traditional Danish weaving techniques to inspire the shape of the lights.
AndTradition’s designers don’t just stick to what they know, they’re always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. They experiment with different materials, forms, and colors to see what works and what doesn’t. This experimentation often leads to unexpected but beautiful outcomes, like the Trash Me lamp made from recycled paper pulp.
AndTradition’s commitment to collaboration is evident in the number of designers they work with. From established names like Jaime Hayon to up-and-coming talents like Sami Kallio, they’re always seeking out new voices and perspectives. Collaboration is also important in their partnerships with skilled craftspeople who bring their expertise to the production process.
The AndTradition Collection
AndTradition’s collection is an eclectic mix of furniture and lighting designs that reflect the brand’s commitment to innovation and tradition. Some of their standout pieces include:
The Mayor Sofa
The Mayor Sofa, designed by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen in 1939, has been reimagined for the modern era. It features a solid oak frame, high backrest, and plush cushions that make it both comfortable and stylish.
The Flowerpot Pendant Light
The Flowerpot Pendant Light, first designed in 1968 by Verner Panton, is a playful and iconic piece that adds a pop of color to any room. It’s available in a range of vibrant hues and is made from stainless steel and lacquered metal.
The Shuffle Table
The Shuffle Table, designed by Mia Hamborg in 2015, is a versatile piece that can be used as a coffee table, side table, or small dining table. It features a solid oak frame and comes in a range of sizes and finishes.