„Gotska Sandön is a paradise on earth.“
Islands are places of yearning: landscapes surrounded by the sea that take on a special character which touches and fascinates us. Like Gotska Sandön – Gotland’s both striking and charming sandy isle whose landscape and vegetation served as an inspiration for our 2023 collection. Far away from the nearest mainland this Swedish island comprising of little but sand and pebbles in the Baltic Sea has been formed by the weather and tides for millennia. The unique light of the North brings about lines and structures that when translated into textiles inject the lightness and joie de vivre of a summer’s day at the sea into interiors.
Feels like sun, wind & waves
Sensory impressions as featherweight souvenirs. With their look and touch the fabrics in the Sandön collection bring back pleasant memories of their natural role models. Wool bouclé Olea and the sand-like grain of Klas invite us to touch just as does the high-low texture of Tropea. The constant roll of the waves and rippling dunes find their counterparts in the dynamic patterns of Keno and Liko CS while Savo echoes the graduated shades of the seashore. With Monti and Alon our thoughts shift to the island’s interior with its mossy grounds and delicately blooming flowers. The impact of those Nordic lights so highly praised by painters runs through the entire collection. The comprehensive colour scheme comprising sand, sea and mineral tones in our single-coloured fabrics Stella CS, Aalto and Selma is complemented by floral accents. Jorma and Kari in pure linen round off the line with a fresh twist on checks and stripes.
Close to nature and high impact
Sandön as a 2023 collection sharpens the profile of nya nordiska who are known for offering timeless textile design for people that appreciate quality and love nature. Accordingly, sustainability and resource conservation are just as relevant to us as our creative claim. The use of natural fibres like linen, wool, cotton or hemp is supplemented by a targeted deployment of recycled materials. Together they create the textile basis for rooms to take a deep breath and feel pleasantly grounded. Like after a stroll along the beach at Gotska Sandön.
The lightness of being. Aalto has captured 22 tones of the natural scale and woven them into a single-coloured furnishing fabric oozing with airiness and semi-transparency. Its broad spectrum comprises all island colours from tree, stone and sand hues through to blossom and berry tones, not forgetting the blue nuances of sky and sea all the way down to fog grey and night black. The linen admixture in its easy-care fibre mix makes for the dry touch and feel of this natural material which is combined with a soft, creaseless drape optimised by an integrated lead band.
Rooted in nature. Like a soft, springy forest floor covered in fallen leaves upholstery fabric Alon creates a relaxed atmosphere that automatically triggers a sigh of relief. Its relief foliage designed in piqué technology gives the all-over fabric a natural, lively touch exuding exclusivity both in visual and tactile terms. 60,000 Martindale rubs ensure robust everyday suitability. Supplied in eight natural tones it brings the warmth of a summer’s day by the seaside into interiors – while making a soft to distinct statement depending on its colour intensity.
Go ahead and touch! Anyone taking up this invitation is doomed to be addicted to Charlie. The elegant wool bouclé is a tribute to the senses, in fabric form. It suits modern interiors just as well as elegant furniture classics combining appealing touch and cosiness with rugged wear properties. Boasting a modern colour range comprising eight high-profile solid tones this abrasion-resistant drapery and upholstery fabric is the bouclé It-Piece for interiors.
The fabric summers are made of. Jorma is a variation on not one but two of nya nordiska?s core competencies but with a refreshingly topical twist: naturalness and stripes. This light furnishing fabric in pure mill-washed linen projects a relaxed casual look with 1 cm wide maritime stripes and 16 colours that also makes coordinating a sheer delight. Tuned to the two bestsellers solid Jonte and block stripes Jona in terms of material and colour scheme, it extends the summery linen range to include a third, no-frills option.
Motion & emotion. Owing to their irregular placement Kari’s woven checks always stay in motion. This modern twist on nya nordiska’s core »check« theme is underlined still further by strong colour versions. The semi-transparent linen fabric transposes the summery island colours into discreet mineral combinations as well as radiant, flowery check variants. Choosing your personal favourite is purely a matter of taste.
Like crashing waves. Stones washed by the sea serve as an inspiration for Keno?s abstract pattern. This warp printed woven with a bouclé yarn charmingly toys with the contrast between matt, white surface textures and a coloured, softly shiny background. The latter presents one of five subdued sand and sea colours in various intensities, as produced by the refraction of water. The yarn grain provides this double-faced furnishing fabric with its delicate look and feel reminiscent of fine sand, which looks particularly striking when backlit.
Decorative sandstorm. Klas’ multi-coloured yarn breathes life into this upholstery fabric with a speckled semi plain that looks like drifting sand. A wide colour palette comprising 25 shades stages the charming grain in many different ways. Discreet tone-on-tone versions feature as well as a vividly contrasting confetti of colours. Unalloyed joy is also ensured in all colour nuances thanks to the high wear resistance of this upholstery “allrounder” with its 70,000 Martindale rubs.
For rooms with a view. Semi-transparent stripes in Liko CS’ jacquard pattern produce a smart window-blind effect where the floral “vistas” appear as if filtered by a filigree grid. The blossoms interspersed with this “window-blind hatching” in light brushstrokes look as if blown by the wind. Depending on which face of the fabric is used these either stand out pale against a darker background or dark against a lighter one. The versatile colour scale of this double-face furnishing fabric fit for contract interiors ranges from sheer natural tones to dark ink blue and black.
Blossoming island fantasies. Delicate plant silhouettes creep across furnishing fabric Monti and are highlighted by the embroidered hatching that surrounds them. In addition to finely varied stitching in blue, sand or graphite nuances on a pale cotton-linen background there is also a version with white embroidery on an anthracite background. A 2 cm overlap ensures the floral embroidery can blossom without limits indoors.
Like sand on the sea. The semi-transparent gauze Olea is irresistible to the touch. Its soft wool bouclé yarn arouses associations with the finest powdery sand running through your fingers. A sensual experience that also becomes visible thanks to the irregular grain unfolding in delicate vertical lines. Each one of the seven natural tones ranging from stone to sand to sea blue exudes its very own mood in interiors. What they all have in common: the properties of the wool bouclé make for a pleasant indoor climate.
Ebb and (colour) flow. Savo’s Ikat look is reminiscent of the traces the tide leaves on the beach as it goes out. The lighter part of the two-tone fabric represents the dry sand here, while the colour graduations appear as if intensified by water. A transition that corresponds to the material changeover from pale linen to coloured wool. The two deliberately clash in the middle of the 320 cm wide double-face fabric allowing decorators to individually decide on how high the “tide” in eight soft shades can rise.
Plain to “sea”. The yarn used for Selma boasts a multicolour effect that gives the fabric its lively appearance. Eight mineral tones come is varying nuances reminding us of shell or stone surfaces depending on the hue. Naturalness that is also reflected in the fibre mix combining hemp with wool and viscose. As an attractive alternative to linen Selma scores additional points with its pleasant touch and loose drape.
From sunrise to sunset. With 28 solid colours the elegant taffeta Stella CS comprises all the colour combinations a day by the sea can offer. These range from the featherweight non colours of dawn and the intense tones of noon through to sunset reds as well as the soft twilight scale. Be it in residential or contract settings, as a textile soloist or attractive companion, this opulent solid fabric in recycled Trevira CS yarn is suitable for universal use.
A textile companion through all the tides. Curves as if painted by the wind in the sand unfold in soft high and low textures. With these Tropea flatters both eyes and fingertips alike. An upholstery fabric suitable for both outdoor and indoor use that sets itself apart with high light-fast and easy-care properties. The bouclé pattern stands out against the pale background in six colours, featuring strong contrasts for outdoor and soft graduated shades for indoor applications.