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The Dots from acclaimed Noway designer Lars Tornøe bring the humble coat hook into the realm of wall sculpture. Painstakingly produced from high-quality wood (as any knots or flaws would ruin the effect), the family of circular hangers can be arranged on the wall in any combination of sizes and colors imaginable. Versatile as well—think of them in the entryway, bedroom or kitchen. The Dots from Muuto are also part of the permanent collection at the Danish Design Centre.
”We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says Muuto co-founder Peter Bonnén. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos” that alludes to having a new perspective, the company aspires to update Scandinavian tradition for a new generation. By giving free reign to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp, Peter says. “The road to success for modern Scandinavian design lies in a strong belief in the best designers of our time.”
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But their passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dub “New Nordic” has brought global acclaim in just a few short years. “This gives the Muuto designs great diversity and character and further links them to the Nordic heritage—a heritage Muuto is proud of and that all the designers carry with them as part of their professional luggage”, says Kristian.