It’s always nice to come across a company or a designer you haven’t noticed before. I’m not sure where I’ve been though, because Netherlands-based Woood (no, that’s not a misspelling) have over 35 years experience working with the best Dutch designers to create unique, affordable Nordic-style pieces. But I can be forgiven, because they are only just about to launch in the UK and I’ve no doubt will be leading the ‘Neo-Nordic’ trend with their stunningly simple furniture pieces made from eco-friendly FSC® Mix responsibly sourced wood.
Refreshed for 2016, the range available via Cuckooland features natural wood, monochrome dice prints, and earthy grey, olive and chartreuse accents.
This desk has to be my favourite piece. I’ve been looking for a desk for some time and I’m usually torn between looks and usefulness. This one looks good as a stand-alone piece (imagine it against a dark wall) but it also looks extremely practical. It’s wide for a start, has sturdy legs, and four very handy drawers for all those things you need nearby but don’t want to look at. And the best bit? It’s only £285.
The Hidde Cabinet is another perfect example of Woood’s ability to combine design and functionality into contemporary Scandi furniture. It is in fact a cupboard, drawer and bookshelf all-in-one, which makes it the perfect storage solution for small spaces. It’s available in two colours, the warm taupe grey will make a neutral space feel more homely, whilst the black version will suit a more masculine, monochrome scheme. Priced at £475.
Another very handsome piece. The Connect Contemporary 3 Door Cabinet (£425) just has such a sturdy look to it and would suit many kinds of interiors – not just those that veer towards a Nordic aesthetic.
Ditto the Monochrome Display Cabinet (£395).
And they do lighting too! These stunning new pendant lamps in natural pale wood and black and white metal are an easy and effective way to bring a Scandi theme bang up-to-date for 2016.
All this and more available from Cuckooland.