the skandium eco townhouse. london design festival 2018.
during this year’s ldf, skandium will transform its four-storey townhouse in south kensington into a scandinavian eco home, populated exclusively with scandinavian design products with a level of ethical commitment. skandium has invited montana and skagerak to implement the transformation.
an ever-increasing number of people are looking to minimize environmental impact when decorating their homes, turning to sustainable technology, and interior and architectural innovation. thus, skandium aims not just to curate a collection of responsible design, but to demonstrate that it can be a vibrant, beautiful, and liveable solution to interior design.
to that effect, montana has enlisted architect helena laursen, recipient of the frame award milan, to design two of the floors in their signature bold, captivating colour palette. whilst skagerak will transform the basement and garden using their collection of fsc-certified furniture designed by a contingent of 30 international designers and collaborators.
all floors will be finished with furniture, lighting and accessories from skandium’s catalogue, and each piece accompanied with their individual story of sustainability.
on thursday 20th september, joakim lassen, ceo of montana, and jesper panduro, ceo of skagerak, along with a panel of experts will be discussing sustainability and responsibility in furniture design, and enlightening guests on the scandinavian ethos of sustainable living.
skandium is a british company founded in 1999 by three passionate scandinavians: christopher seidenfaden, christina schmidt and magnus englund. opening its doors on the 15th september 1999 at 72 wigmore street, london, skandium has since grown to be one of the leading retailers of scandinavian design in the world, offering a highly edited selection of design pieces, homeware and gifts and is the go-to place for discovering the latest scandinavian talent. skandium will now have three london flagship stores, a recently relaunched webshop, and operates the republic of fritz hansen store in fitzrovia.