I was stunned when I learnt about and saw the new home decor brand by renowned Danish fashion designer Malene Birger. It is just wow! Birger launched her design brand last week at the Maison & Objet design fair in Paris. It is an extension of the style we are used of after seeing photos of her private homes and workspaces in her 2010 interior book ‘Life and Work‘. The new home decor brand, Birger no. 62, is a chic adaption of traditional crafts, art, and cultural influences Birger sourced in her many travels. She has a talent for adding timeless style to her designs while building bridges between different cultural art forms and crafts. She combines artisan craftmanship with modernism making the accessories and furniture pieces versatile and unique.
The premier of her home decor line ties with the launch of her second interiors book ‘Move and Work‘ a 240 pages photo-filled publication by Teneues. Most of the photos in the book are taken by Malene herself.
The collection is continuously updated with the exclusive ‘handpicked’ items. These are unique, individually crafted or personally selected items by Birger on her trips around the world. A handpicked item can also be a co-orperation between Malene Birger and a curated designer or craftsman. All items will be uniquely numbered and signed.
Her designs are raw, yet chic and stylish with an eclectic mix of Arab and African influences. The Birger 1962 items are sold through her own e-shop and selected wholesalers around the world.