A tentative step into a post-Covid future, the first major design fair since the world screeched to a halt took place four months late in Copenhagen last week. From September 3-5, in showrooms across the Danish capital, the postponed 3daysofdesign 2020 proved with dozens of furniture launches that this is an industry that will fight back. After a short flight from Berlin, Interior Design was live on the scene to see many manufacturers reaching into the archives. And why not dust off an old gem? Following a Covid -19 test, this writer ponders the comfort of the familiar and an age not so long ago. From a freshly launched lighting company swapping plastic for mouth-blown glass to a turntable first introduced in 1972 and a fluffy lounge upholstered in spun sheep's wool, here are 15 of our favorite finds.

Date: 2020.06.10~09.30

Booth NO.: 3 floor Import Exhibition Area 9.3/ 9.3L02

Deadline Extended! Enter the Best of Year Awards by September 30

1. Divan 2 by Simon P. Henningsen for Lyfa

Three wood cabins in a grassy field marked the rebirth of Lyfa, a Danish lighting company shuttered in the 1990s. With creative consultation from the husband-and-wife design duo behind Gam Fratesi, careful up-market changes (think plastic replaced by mouth- blown glass) were made to 50 different pendants, wall, floor, and table lamps from archives dating back to 1903. Divan 2, in carefully positioned trapezoids available in mirror and multi-color or brass, was designed by Simon P. Henningsen in 1962 .

2. The Mask stool by Eva Harlou for Mater

Beer waste finds new life after extensive research by Mater uncovered a ground-breaking new production method. Designed by Eva Harlou, the height-adjustable Mask stool has a fiber-based seat incorporating spent grain from Danish brewer Carlsberg's beer production. The grain, as well as other fibrous waste materials, is then mixed in with post-industrial plastic waste and press-moulded.

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