October 28 2010
Rejoice all you lovers of Scandinavian mid-century furniture, for a new store has come to the web. Founded just a few months ago by fashion management student Eva Coppens, LuLu Bright is a small but perfectly formed showcase of vintage Nordic desirables plus other “Bright Finds” (think vintage suitcases and old Kodak projectors), which Coppens comes across and feels compelled to share with like-minded consumers.
Everything here is a one-off (it’s a virtual – and, therefore, wonderfully dust-free – version of an antiques shop), so you never know quite what you’ll find. The day I logged on, the furniture department was boasting a set of perfectly pared-down Mogensen dining chairs (third picture, £1,310 for four), a rare oak dining table by that giant of Scandi design Hans Wegner (second picture, £2,455), and a quirky 1950s sewing stand by Cees Braakman (first picture, £255), while the lighting section featured a chrome and veneer pendant light by Joe Hammersborg (£245) that’s gone straight to the top of my wish list.
Lulu Bright was born out of Coppens’ desire to share her passion for and knowledge of Scandinavian design, so many of the (admirably clear) images are accompanied by a brief biography of the designer behind the work. Read, learn, and then add the object to your cart.