Giant Cross-Stitch Furniture by Ellinor Ericsson

Copenhagen-based designer Ellinor Ericsson designed a series of furniture featuring giant cross-stitch patterns as a response to the question “Why does Nordic furniture design lack ornaments?”.

Comparing Nordic furnishings to those of Rococo, Ellinor tried to achieve a balance between the two styles. The cross-stitches are made in wool and woven into a braided birch frame. She explains, “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.”







[via Contemporist]

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.