Let it rain: Modern Tribute furnish Norwegian Rain’s first London outpost

The design collection laid out in different sections of the stores shop floor featuring white walls, black and white ceiling design and beige flooring
Luxury outerwear brand Norwegian Rain open a new London flagship, scattered with mid-century funiture from Oslo-based dealership Modern Tribute
(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

Luxury outerwear brand Norwegian Rain have chosen London's St James's as their first location outside of Norway. The brand's home away from home, situated at the base of BAFTA house, follows a wave of steady international growth, and aims to bring the brand's sartorial take on rainwear (with Japanese sensibility and fabrics) more readily to an expanding UK consumer-base.

Keeping Norway firmly at the heart of their international expansion, Norwegian Rain have inaugurated their new store with a furniture exhibition-cum-sale from Oslo-based vintage dealership Modern Tribute, along with a seperate collection of tailored items from Norwegian Rain designer T-Michael Bergen. The collaboration follows a successful joint pop-up earlier in the year at H. Lorenzo's store on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Modern Tribute owner Eric Beugnet was keen on another London-based partnership with the clothing brand. He explains, 'the new Norwegian Rain outpost at 193 Piccadilly offers a prime location for Modern Tribute to present its collection to London's savvy collectors of mid-century design, as well as local designers and decorators.'

With eye-catching table lamps from Holm Sørensen, a rare armchair by Philip Arctander and copper hang lamps from TR&CO, the store is a treasure trove of Scandinavian classics. These key pieces add splashes of colour to the otherwise understated, tailored coats that impress in a cloudy palette of greys, browns and blues.

With the unseasonable rainstorms that continue to darken London's unreliable skies this June, Norwegian Rain's opening couldn't have come at a better time – we predict ringing tills all summer long.

The design collection laid out in different sections of the stores shop floor featuring white walls, black and white ceiling design and beige flooring

The brand’s home away from home, situated at the base of BAFTA house, follows a wave of steady international growth, and aims to bring the brand’s sartorial take on rainwear (with Japanese sensibility and fabrics) more readily to an expanding UK consumer-base. Pictured centre: a rare armchair by Philip Arctander

(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

A store layout with items on display. On the left side of the wall is a wooden chair with a floating display shelf above it and hung clothes on railings. In the center are 4 rectangular platforms with items displayed on them. On the right of the wall is a brown cupboard with sliding doors and white wall with items hung on railings

The collaboration with Modern Tribute follows a successful joint pop-up earlier in the year at H. Lorenzo’s store on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

LEFT: Two tall slim table lamps with bent heads in red and green with circular base photographed against a green background. RIGHT: two-headed table lamp in 2 colours line and green with circular base photographed against a green background

With colourful table lamps from Holm Sørensen (pictured), a rare armchair by Philip Arctander and copper hang lamps from TR&CO, the store is a treasure trove of mid-century modern Norwegian effects

(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

The store's glass display window with the brand name written in white text. On the left is the open entrance with a view of a man in a black hat and suit resting his hand on a table

These key pieces complement the understated, tailored rain coats that impress in a cloudy palette of greys, browns and blues

(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

An exterior view of the front of BAFTA house in London's St Jame's where the store is located

The new store is situated at the base of BAFTA house in London’s St James’s

(Image credit: Bent René Synnevaag)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit Modern Tribute's website (opens in new tab)

Photography: Bent René Synnevaag, Norway

ADDRESS

Norwegian Rain
St. James’s London
193 Piccadilly
London W1J 9EU

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