I picked up an old book, Scandinavian Modern. Pictures of designer Grethe Meyer’s home felt relevant for now. I love the unpretentious and cozy feel of it.
Born in 1918, Meyer trained as an architect but is best known for her ceramic work. In her kitchen, the large shelving unit is filled with old and new ceramic tableware and serveware, everything designed by Meyer herself.
The Shaker table and chairs are designed by Meyer’s friend and colleague Børge Mogensen in 1944. The two designers shared many ideals and collaborated on several furniture projects.
What strikes me the most in these pictures is how natural they look. Everything looks as it belongs. I think reaching for a certain style fails to deliver this response. It is not good styling but real life that creates the sense of place here.
Images from the book Skandinavian Modern, photographed by Andrew Wood.