Delicious color combinations, fascinating decorative items and abundant patterns: in the home of a maximalist, more is really more. We picked seven design gems in our selection that add the finishing touch to a maximalist interior and also make for excellent gifts.
1. What a colorful crowd!
The colorful figurines in the Wooden Dolls collection designed by Alexander Girard bring joy to the maximalist both on their own and as part of arrangements. Girard designed the dolls in 1952, originally to decorate his home in Santa Fe, and the items express his passion for folk art in South America, Asia and Europe.
The dolls found their way to Vitra’s production in the 2000s, and they are manufactured respecting the smallest details in the originals.
2. Eye candy galore
Gestalten’s book The House of Glam: Lush Interiors and Design Extravaganza showcases luxurious, maximalist homes full of color and character.
The colorful House of Glam book is a feast for the eyes.
The House of Glam invites the reader on a tour of fascinating homes in countries such as Italy and the United States, introducing emerging designers who boldly defy the trend of minimalism.
3. Never enough love
MADO’s So Much Love poster makes the perfect addition to various art collections with its cheerful theme and moderate use of basic colors. The poster, designed by the Copenhagen-based studio All the Way to Paris, features expressive human figures who celebrate love and how everyone has the right to be just who they are.
The posters are printed in Denmark on sturdy, high-quality paper that has been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel.
4. Humorous glamour
The Fringe table lamp adds just the right amount of playful splendor to any interior. The lamp, designed by Swedish Hans-Agne Jakobsson in the 1960s, was a highly-coveted auction item until Warm Nordic decided to delight design lovers by bringing it back into production.
The Fringe table lamp adds just the right amount of playful splendor to any interior.
The base of the Fringe lamp is made of lavishly shimmering brass-plated steel, and the shade features dense layers of fringes, gently filtering the light. Which color option would you choose: the more elegant cream white or the delightful pale pink?
5. Les chats to adore
Klaus Haapaniemi’s Les Chats cushion covers feature the designer’s own cat Putte and his feline friends Norma, Monster and Ryder from East London. The front of each cover is adorned by an endearing printed cat motif surrounded by ornamental fruit and flowers. On the back of the cover, there is a similar fascinating plant pattern, inspired by northern nature and Finnish folk tales.
The Les Chats cushion covers are made of a luxurious blend of cotton and linen.
6. Pockets full of treasures
String Pocket is a wall shelf suitable for various purposes, featuring three movable shelves that are great for showcasing decorative items, books and beautiful tableware, for example.
String Pocket is available in an array of colors and suitable for multiple uses.
String Pocket – now already a classic – was launched in 2005 as part of the String shelving system designed by Nils Strinning in 1949. The system includes ladder-like side panels as well as versatile modules, such as shelves, work desks and chests of drawers, which can be combined in both the vertical and lateral direction. String Pocket is available in several beautiful shades, in both wood and metal.
7. Luscious warmth
The Kulkuri blanket by Finnish Joutsen wraps you in a soft, sweet embrace and catches the eye with its luxurious plushness and beautiful, shimmering fabric. The blanket – available in delicious red, deep dark blue and festive anthracite – is filled with sustainably sourced 100% down.
Not only does Kulkuri make the perfect addition to any maximalist interior, but it also makes for a very practical travel companion: the wonderfully light, water and dirt-repellent blanket comes with a small pouch, so you can easily take it with you to the holiday home or camping trip, for example.
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