Very attached to her swedish roots, Nathalie will never stop cherishing her childhood country's art of living.
In 1995, she creates Suède Import with the purpose to import kids must-haves in France (childcare and clothing)
Little by little during her travels to Scandinavian’s fares she discovers kids design furniture made with clear wood, especially birch that she will expose in fares like Génération Bébé, Maison & Objet or Kind Und Jugend
To decorate her stand wood will always be present sometimes entire birches. The idea is to offer furniture, but most importantly to create a natural, warm and sane mood in which we can imagine our kids. It is time to welcome nature inside our homes.
At this time, this style denotes and shake up the style in place which is a lot plastic, melamine with lots of colors or very dark.
For a few years now, this trend has imposed : the Scandinavian style !
She has been thinking about telling another story for some time now, still drawn from the heart of Swedish tradition. That of the Gustavian style so present in the watercolors of the painter Carl Larsson. Testimony of romanticism and sweetness.
With Bo Ekstrom’s collaboration, she creates her collection : Gustavienne.
This collection is inspired by the Gustavian style but revisited to integrate perfectly into our modern interiors, and complies with safety standards in force today. It consists of an evolutive bed, a changing table, a dresser with changing tray and a wardrobe with hanging space / shelves and drawers.
The Golden Ratio rules were applied to design this collection which gives it its harmonious proportions. The perfectly chosen details are the subject of a silversmith’s work with its wild rose carved above each foot and pearls that outline the contours of each piece of furniture symbolizing elegance and refinement.
All the furniture is made according to the tradition and the know-how of the carpenters of the 18th century as the technique of assembly with dovetail for the drawers. This assembly may move due to changes in humidity and temperature. So if the drawers seize up… this is proof of a default of nobility attesting that the furniture was indeed made “the old fashioned way”. The same is true for brass handles, which tend to oxidize over time.
We used premium solid birch from eco-managed forests in northern Europe for all the furniture. For deep green and milky white colors, the varnishes are water-based, solvent-free, and free from dangerous volatile particles. For the natural finish, the wood is treated with organic linseed oil.
All furniture complies with current European requirements.