Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm

Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm
Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm

Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm

Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm

Toteme Design Studio, Stockholm

I have quite a thing for what I’ve been personally referring to as rustic minimalism. It’s a softer side of minimalism with rattan, bamboo and jute furniture and baskets, as well as textiles in neutral colours bringing a little warmth to more stark minimal pieces. I think Totême have created a strong example of how rustic minimalism can work, in their Stockholm showroom. All the neutral shades give it a gentle, feminine feel whilst retaining the sharp angles and masculinity provided by the Mid-Century style Scandinavian furniture. Many of the pieces were designed and made by Christian Halleröd exclusively for the showroom (he also designed the minimal interiors of the Axel Arigato store in London).

Rattan is such a huge trend at the moment. If you’re keen to introduce a little into your home or garden I would suggest looking in charity shops for older pieces or for new ones try Tine K, Cox & Cox and IKEA. I recently bought IKEA’s Stockholm 2017 Armchair for our bedroom and have had my eye on these Rattan Dome Pendants from Cox & Cox to give our dining room table a much needed refresh.