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Art Design The Swedish Art of Lagom: Secrets To A Cosy Bedroom

The Swedish Art of Lagom: Secrets To A Cosy Bedroom

The Swedish Art of Lagom: Secrets To A Cosy Bedroom
By Michele Koh Morollo
December 06, 2017
Overtaking the cosy Danish concept of hygge is lagom—the Swedish term for a cooler, pared-down way of life that offers all the snugness of hygge in a more streamlined concept.

Hidden finds

Launched at Salone Del Mobile this year, the Pocket chair by Spanish design studio Stone Designs and Swedish firm Blå Station helps to minimise clutter with its secret cup-like compartment. Concealed under the seat, it serves as storage for bags, gadgets, scarves, jackets, or anything else that might make your room look messy.

Available at Blå Station

Zen zone

If you like to journal or do a little work in your bedroom, then consider including a compact work desk. Scandi-inspired Japanese brand Hiromatsu’s Writing Desk Bureau, Sono Desk and Harvard Desk all complement the lagom-style bedroom beautifully.

Available at Hiromatsu Atomi, 333A Orchard Road #04-26/27 Mandarin Gallery 

Table twins

Möbler’s 1960s vintage Jacaranda wood side tables are lightweight and versatile enough to be easily repositioned. The two tables are of different heights, so the shorter one slots neatly under the other when not needed.

Available from Möbler, 10C Jalan Ampas 

Lightness of being

Italian brand Flexform’s Isabel bed by Carlo Colombo is a contemporary piece with a modern, linear frame wrapped entirely in soft, saddle leather. Its terse, economical design brings out the luxurious texture of the smooth leather while showcasing a compact silhouette imbued with a sense of lightness.

Available from Flexform, 200 Newton Road #01-01 

Butterfly effect

This 1958 classic butterfly shelf unit by Poul Cadovius, reissued by Danish furniture concept brand DK3, is versatile and multifunctional. Available in solid walnut or oak, it can be used as a bookshelf, a spot to rest clothes on hangers, or a place to store jewellery and trinkets. It can be hung on the wall alone, in pairs, or in a group to create a storage system that doubles up as a three-dimensional wall mural.

Available from DK3 Danish Design 100e Pasir Panjang Road, #06-03 Century Warehouse

Made for you

The modular walk-in wardrobe by Poliform offers a wide range of customisable components— everything from extractable shoe racks to shirt trays—to meet your unique storage needs in a seamless, streamlined design.

Available from Poliform Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

Simple comforts

Opt for versatile pieces such as the Bongo pouf range from King Living which can function as a seat, footstool or coffee table; add a tray on top to use it as a side table. The Bongo Storage pouf has concealed storage for towels and other accessories. Available in four sizes, each pouf can be decked in removable covers in a colourful array of leathers and fabrics.

Available at King Living, 22 Kallang Avenue #01-00 Hong Aik Building 


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