The intimate Danish summer house, designed by Mette and Martin Wienberg, is a rigorous play of light, material and volume. The design is simple and abstract; the hard lines of concrete and steel are tempered by the warmth of wood, and softened by leather and fur, white curtains, large windows, and soft lighting. The result is a sense of intimacy– a ‘warm cove’, beautiful, functional and cosy, where every family member can find their own space. It is unpretentious and simple, in harmony with tradition. “If you have quiet rooms, the views of the garden look almost like paintings,” Mette says.
This portrait of rich minimalism called for very particular furnishings. The chairs would be almost the only true furniture – repeated, in different settings, throughout the house. They should coexist peacefully with the design, while serving the varied needs of the family within.
Catifa were the perfect chairs. Sleek, clean, and flexible, they meld wood, concrete, leather and landscape and are completely at home.
“We fell in love with furniture from Arper right away. The furniture has a kind personality…it is classic yet contemporary, it contains past, present and future. And it is comfortable. The contrast between the natural leather and the steel creates a balance that fits well in the design and atmosphere of our home. ,” says Mette Wienberg. “And,” she adds, “only really comfortable furniture was allowed.”
Photo credits: Mikkel Rahr Mortensen, Gitte Kjær