There's a new Copenhagen-based design player on the block. Showing off its inaugural collection at Northmodern fair last week, Million is a modern Nordic furniture and lighting brand that mixes classic Danish flair with a host of international aesthetics.
Launching earlier this year, the venture is the brainchild of two childhood friends, carpenter and designer Claus Jakobsen and graphic designer Jens Kajus. Claiming their influences derive from early 20th century German and Danish styles – with oversized sleek pendants overlooking clean and graphic wooden and steel tables – it comes as no surprise to learn that lead designer Jakobsen has had stints at Danish powerhouses Hay and Muuto. ‘We are concerned with the design heroes like Alvar Aalto, Gunnar Asplund, Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen,’ states Kajus, ‘but we are also inspired by contemporary French, Japanese and American designers and architects.’
With this multifaceted crossing of modern contemporary styles, Million melds minimalist notes of beige woods and simple lines with richer smatterings of steel, marble and brass. All produced in Northern Europe, highlights include the geometrical angles of the 'Libertine' coat rack and playfully bold hues of the 'Corona' wall hooks.
The brand also specialises in fostering future talents, with a selection of pieces by young Danish designer Terkel Skou Steffensen. The range is priced from €200, with an eclectic selection of colourways available for each product.