ISSUE 23  |  Scandinavian Blues

Goods We Love: New York’s Secret Scandinavian Design Source

January 07, 2016 10:00 AM

BY Margot Guralnick

Founded by two downtown New York Danes, supermodel Camilla Vest and advertising creative Ricky Nordson, Goods We Love imports a small, exclusive collection of classic and contemporary Danish furniture and accessories. And “to give a sense of how we use our products,” says Camilla, her own Tribeca loft–which she shares with her husband, Peder, and their young son and daughter–serves as the showroom. Come browse with us.

Photography by Thomas Loof and styling by Pernille Vest via Goods We Love, unless otherwise noted.

Above: Camilla and Ricky met in their kids’ schoolyard: “You quickly spot a fellow Dane,” Camilla says. “I’d been in New York for almost 20 years, and Ricky had just moved here from Copenhagen with his family, so I introduced myself. We discovered we share an interest in home design.”

They founded Goods We Love a year ago, and serve as the US wholesale representatives for their goods, carefully placing them with the right retailers–not unlike, Camilla notes, “the way a modeling agent helps to build a career by accepting the right jobs.”

Above: The company’s best sellers are the OGK Safari Daybed and OGK Safari Chair designed by Ole Gjerlí¸v-Knudsen in 1962 and equally at home indoors and out. They’re shown here in Camilla’s living area, which she pulled together with the help of her stylist sister Pernille Vest. “Scandinavian living requires a lot of time to achieve a simple yet cozy look,” says Camilla. See Trend Alert: 10 Canvas Camp Cots as Instant Daybeds for sourcing. The OGK Portable Chair is $520 at the Dwell Store.

Above: A desk in the loft displays, among other things, oak tissue boxes that The Oak Men make in two sizes and a variety of finishes; send Goods We Love a query for sourcing.

Above: An oak tray by The Oak Men contains desk essentials.

Above: Signature ribbed vases by Lyngby, a revived Danish porcelain manufacturer. The vases made their debut in 1936. The Dwell Store offers Lyngby Vases in matte white and gray in three sizes, starting at $39. Black Lyngby Vases, 9.8 inches tall, are available from The Line for $136.

Above: Camilla mixes Goods We Love pieces with designs she’s gathered in her world travels as a model. Here, UK-based designer (and Remodelista hero) Michael Anastassiades’s Tube Chandelier hangs over a cluster of Lyngby vases.

Above: Contemporary Danish company Base212‘s tabletop designs: Copper, brass, and chrome bowls with marble lids and white marble Tools Candleholders. The Small Copper Bowl is $79 from Steven Alan Home (and the candleholders are available at the store, too).

Above: A llama throw by Aiayu Home, available at ABC Carpet & Home in New York (but not online). Read about the knitwear company in our post Hello Llama: Eco Housewares from a Danish Design Team.

 Above: Aiayu Home also makes pastel bedding, sold at ABC Carpet & Home.

Above: Camilla and Ricky in their office. Find more retailers for all their lines at Goods We Love. Photograph via Inside Steven Alan.

Go to our Denmark Travel Guide for more of our finds, including hotels and restaurants, plus the World’s Most Beautiful Wood Floors and Stylish Planters from Copenhagen.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 10, 2015.