The X-Me Collection is the new set of furnishings designed by Danish designer Ellinor Ericsson. Ellinor is a Copenhagen based and educated furniture designer. Experiencing natural surroundings in Sweden during her childhood has served as a constant source for inspiration regarding the content of her projects. A significant trademark is the application of textiles in her furniture, which often root in traditional handicraft techniques.
The designer’s presentation: The X-Me Collection is a furniture concept developed by the question “Why does Nordic furniture design lack ornaments?”. In the project, nordic furniture design were compared to the adorned Rococo furnitures. The goal was to find a balance between the two different aesthetics, to bring the best from both. The result was a oversized cross-stitch ornaments in wool, and a braided birch wood construction in a couch and a lounge chair collection. The balance between purity of style and decoration, where the inspiration was the reverse; the construction materials are Nordic and the shape is rococo. The ornament is inspired by rococo but the cross stitch stylish Scandinavian. And the craftsmanship brings them both together.