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EUROPEAN HOME BRANDS FUSE MODERNISM & HUMOUR

PAD has been an exciting place to be in the last few months with many awesome brands joining the PAD Collective. We've had such an amazing response to our lifestyle concept, from independent designers and iconic international brands from all over the world. Our unique collection is growing wonderfully, both online and in our Edinburgh studio, and today we are thrilled to introduce another two fabulous European brands. The outstanding minimalist Swedish lifestyle brand Design House Stockholm, and eclectic Dutch interior brand Pols Potten.

Design House Stockholm

Founded in 1992 by Anders Fardig, Swedish brand Design House Stockholm brings together a network of over 60 independent designers, combining both young, promising talent with more established names. The company's ambition is to be a mirror of the very best Scandinavian design today - the term 'Scandinavian' referring to a philosophic and aesthetic perspective, rather than geography and nationality.

An emphasis is placed on unique products that add something new to their genre - designs that have true personality, character and beauty, as well as being functional in every day life. The Cord Lamp is a perfect example of this philosophy. Created by Swedish design studio Form Us With Love, its humorous and minimalist design uses a textured fabric cord, strengthened with a steel tube, as its main feature. Shop the floor lamp or the table lamp version here.

The Arco Desk takes a fresh look on an A-frame desk design with a glass top and reveal drawer for displaying your favourite objects. A stunning piece worthy of any design conscious, modern office - both minimal and with a story to tell. Designed for Design House Stockholm by Icelandic-based product designer Chuck Mack, and one of our favourite pieces here at PAD. Shop here.

And, this Winter we will all be hoping to cosy up under one of these gorgeous Pleece Poncho's, created in 1997 by leading textile designer Marianne Abelsson, and still one of Design House Stockholm's best selling products. This easy to wear piece is super soft (really, really, really softII), available in a range of neutral colours and can be thrown over jackets and jumpers for a chic and modern look. Shop our selection of Poncho's, as well as the Pleece Beanie hats and "coatigans".

 

Pols Potten

Established in Amsterdam in 1986, Pols Potten is a unique Dutch interiors brand, famous for its creative products that are "clear, innovative and tongue-in-cheek." Something we really love at PAD.

From furniture, lighting and fun design objects to amazing pottery and glassware, Pols Potten offers something for every style conscious home. In their own words Pols Potten "adds spice" to your interiors. Take a look at this fabulous Copper Wire Floor Lamp with its bright red linen shade - its big bold and industrial design is sure to give your bedroom or living space that wow factor we all strive to achieve. Available to shop now.

We love how the designers' sense of humour shines through both the quirky White Pineapple, crafted in unglazed porcelain and a Pols Potten icon since 2012; and the oversized Large Apple, created in 100% recycled glass. Both of these accessories make for an interesting addition to your home accessory collection, and are sure to  strike up an intriguing conversation with your guests. These two curious pieces were in fact an instant sell-out when they recently appeared in our Edinburgh studio's window, and will be making a re-appearance very soon!

 

And a great showpiece for your fireplace this Festive season is this stunning, 1 meter tall Rioja Bottle in gold, perfect for creating a wow factor Winter fauna display for hanging some Christmassy baubles. It is just the thing for creating that unusual tree design that's so on trend right now. Shop for yours here.

 

You can shop Pols Potten and Design House Stockholm with PAD online, as well as in the studio so keep in touch and do pop in to see us if you would like to browse the full catalogues by these stand out European brands to pick out your own favourites for your home.