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My pink woven cane chair from PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED

When I spot something that I love, I simply can’t get it out of my head, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED is one such brand. 

They are a young Danish design company since 2014, and owned by Thomas Ibsen and Peter Mahler-Sørensen.

Their goal is to introduce design that have a potential of becoming future classics.

The AHM chair is one such future classic, and I’m so happy to say that I’m now the proud owner of one.

Can you spot it in my workspace above? woven-cane-chair-rattan At the start of 2019, I noticed from the trade shows that woven cane (rattan) furniture was a big trend, and PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED was definitely a front runner with their cane chair. The AHM chair comes in a range of colours, mine is Indian Red, a gorgeous deep pinky tone.

It was designed by Isabel Ahm. Isn’t it beautiful?

The curves are shaped from three pieces of interconnected wood, combining the sleek lines of 1950s Danish design with a contemporary angle. You may wonder why the name PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ? 

I was curious to find out more.

They said the name summed up who they were: “polite people with a keen interest in interior, with a sense of humour and both feet firmly on the ground”. 

I think that’s a great way to describe their ethos and it’s definitely unique. I’m currently sitting on my AHM cane chair as I write this, and I can say hand on heart that it is so comfortable.

The rattan webbing is firm but keeps the pressure equally distributed when seated.

The smooth curve back is wonderful as support when leaning back. 

I absolutely love the feel of the arms too. cane chair It’s such an elegant chair viewed from all angles. cane-chair-rattan-chair Do check out PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED ‘s site. They have so many other inspirational designs.

I will be showing you one of their other iconic pieces soon.

See if you can guess what it is? Hint:  It’s not a chair. Can’t wait to reveal it soon.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post, have a lovely day all. 

( The AHM was a gift for review. )

Toad-lamp-Timo-Himmee-styling-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I absolutely adore Scandinavian design and was so pleased when Timo Niskanen the founder and designer of Himmee, asked me to do some styling shots for his Toad Lamp.

It was interesting to find out that the name came from Super Mario’s mushroom friend Toad.

I relished the challenge of styling this beautiful lamp so much, that I decided to do four looks.

The lamp is sleek and elegant. The opal glass hand blown, smooth to touch, and emits a soft diffused glow. The base is made of bent oak plywood.

I have styled look number one in pastel tones. Toad-lamp-Skandium-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love how you can place a decorative accessory into the base. The sweet and inspirational blue print is by Old English Company. Toad-lamp-Skandium-Little-Big-Bell Look number two started off with the idea of using a monochrome black and white palette, in line with a Scandinavian style.

But you know me, just can’t resist adding pops of colour. Toad-lamp-Himmee-styling-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Making use of that little arch in the base of the lamp again. Toad-lamp-Timo-Niskanen-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Now for a feminine touch. Pink and gold is my absolute favourite, so no surprises here in the styling. What do you think? Toad-lamp-Himmee-styling-by-Little-Big-Bell The Toad lamp can also be purchased in Skandium.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Have a lovely start to your week.

( All styling and photos are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The lamp was gifted to me for the purpose of styling).

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