A Cosy, Graphical Cushion
Designer Britt Bonnesen has created a geometrical cushion for Normann Copenhagen with a modern and elegant feel. The cushion is a play on shapes, colors and materials. Brick is made up of various structures and shades of textile and is a simple way to add a dash of color to the home.
Britt Bonnesen's inspiration for Brick has been found in both geometry and patchwork. The pieces of textile used on the front of the cushion have been cut into simple squares and geometrical shapes creating an irregular graphical pattern when seen together. The front pieces are all different while the back is made up of one piece of material.
The bright, vivid colors are a recurring source of inspiration for Britt Bonnesen's designs taken from the world of fashion. Each piece of material contains its own unique shade while the cushion maintains the same, dominant color. This gives the cushion an understated kind of elegance.
Britt Bonnesen says: ”I wanted to create a cushion that was nice to rest on and at the same time has a cosy and playful feel. I like that the pieces of material used in the cushion are of various shapes, colors and structures as it gives the cushions a dynamic look that is reminiscent of patchwork, jigsaw puzzles and games such as Tetris.”
Design: Britt Bonnesen
Britt’s inspiration comes from the fashion world. She had worked in the fashion industry for 10 years before she started her own home interior shop. Britt Bonnesen has been an important part of Normann Copenhagen since the very beginning.
“My grandfather, uncle and my father have all worked their entire lives as glass blowers for Holmegaard, so I have always had a passion for glass design. I love my little black notebook, which I carry around with me everywhere. There are many good ideas and thoughts in this book and maybe they will become a reality one day. I am fascinated by the many hip design hotels around the world. I have an eye for detail and the way details are well thought through, right from atmosphere, food, interior and the staff uniforms down to the hand soap in bathrooms. I also get my inspiration from the fashion industry since the two industries have many similarities”.