Rooted in Scandinavian design tradition with an international outlook, Karakter presents a portfolio of furniture, lighting, and objects that are relevant, honest, expressive, sometimes playful, and always drool-worthy by heavy-hitting contemporary designers like Aldo Bakker and PlueerSmitt and the masters Bodil Kjær, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Paul McCobb, Joe Colombo, and Angelo Mangiarotti. The pieces that will make your space sing, these are heirloom objects from the canon to pass down for generations.
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Not your average desk. An iconic one actually, that has been featured in three Bond movies, whose vintage versions fetch boatloads at auction, and best of all....was designed by a woman. International, sleek, and highly executive in vibe, it is the work of the gangstress Bodil Kjaer who after globetrotting her way through the capitals of design since the 1950s, is now 91 years old and residing in Denmark in a converted 13th Century monastery that she calls home. ‘I am not a furniture designer; I am a designer of environments. I am concerned about solving problems of the kind that can be defined. I am concerned about delight and beauty rather than opulence and vulgarity,' she told Wallpaper last year. Her desk makes this plain; beautiful, delightful, and perfectly pared down to an essential form of everlasting elegance.