From Charleston to Jutland, via Brooklyn at Another Country
Another Country has transformed its Marylebone store into a cultural melting pot celebrating the heritage of Danish sofa brand Søren Lund, and Brooklyn-based lighting brand Workstead, as part of this year’s London Design Festival.
Inspired by Workstead’s latest hotel project, The Dewberry, housed in a former Federal Office Building in Charleston, South Carolina, Another Country has combined Workstead’s Industrial lighting range, which celebrates America's industrial heritage, and the Orbit Collection, with Søren Lund’s upholstery (pictured).
Another Country is the exclusive UK distributor for both companies.
The ‘From Charleston to Jutland, via Brooklyn’ event sees the store debut the Søren Lund SL125 winged armchair alongside the SL88, originally designed in the early 1970s which remains to this day one of Søren Lund's most popular models, and the SL210 which captures the spirit of 1960s Danish design.
‘The familiar and unpretentious forms of traditional Scandinavian woodworking have always informed Another Country’s own design work so it seemed a natural fit to add the Danish sofa brand that I have long admired to Another Country's growing distribution business,’ says Paul de Zwart, Another Country founder.
‘I bought my own SL60 sofa from Søren Lund 15 years ago and it has remained in my home ever since. I believe that Søren Lund's company values and design ethos are perfectly aligned with our own and it is as committed as we are to bringing high quality, honest contemporary design to both the consumer and contract markets.’
Workstead’s Orbit features spun brass discs which orbit like planets around a stationary glowing bulb, allowing light to be reflected and obscured in infinite combinations.
Workstead is a design studio, founded in 2009 by Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith. From their studios in Brooklyn, New York and Charleston, South Carolina they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture, and exhibitions.
Søren Lund has made upholstery in the small North Jutland town of Tørring since 1963. The family-run firm’s sofa system is built around basic models that offer a series of sizing options and seat depths, that can be combined in limitless combinations to create truly bespoke seating solutions. Each sofa can then be customised further through fabric choice, leg and arm options.