For a number of years I have been captivated by Malene Birger's interiors. Better known for her fashion empire, historically she has dabbled in the interior space selling complimentary homewares alongside her clothes. These beautifully curated pieces gave me a taste of her exotic and sophisticated design aesthetic. When she published her first book Life and Work: Malene Birger’s Life in Pictures in 2010 that was when I realised the extent of her incredible talent. She has recently released a second book titled, Move and Work which features her Danish, Spanish and London residences. I can't wait to purchase this heavy tome and it is currently sitting at the top of my wish list.
What I love about her style is the incredible use of art mixed with African and Arabian influences. She is an avid traveller and has apparently moved home 40 times. Within the foreword of her first book, she is described has having an edgy sense of sophistication. I think that sums her up perfectly and I also secretly (well not so secret now) would love to be described that way. Malene is also an avid artist and her homes and design studios predominantly feature her work. As you know, I fall in love with a home filled with art so with Malene I'm obsessed!
She has recently sold all of her homes and has moved to London to concentrate on the her latest venture Birger1962. She showed her debut range of handcrafted furniture and accessorise at Maison & Objet in September and I can't wait to see these available to purchase in stores.
Images: Brigitta Wolfgang Drejer, Gori Salva