the prettiest things we saw at the Housewares show this year were from Montreal-based Urban Butik, which is one of the only North American distributors for small, independent Scandinavian design companies like Kähler, Oyoy, and Magisso.
Scandinavian design is known for being simple, stylish, functional, and durable — think classic shapes and understated colors but impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Urban Butik's founders, Anne Foged and Jean-Luc Bouchard, started the store when they moved from Europe to Canada and realized how difficult it was to buy Scandinavian design in North America. Now they partner with small design companies and individuals to bring the best of Scandinavian design to those of us in the US and Canada. And we're glad they did! TOP ROW • 1 Mano Bowl in Green, $28.46 • 2 Magisso Cake Server - Fresh Lime, $18.95 • 3 Marmitta Roaster, $89.95 • 4 Cammeo Container - small, $44.95 • 5 Omaggio Bowl, $55.95 BOTTOM ROW • 6 Spazio Fruit Bowl, $114.95 • 7 Ora Clock Mint, $174 • 8 Spiro Thermo Mug $26.22 • 9 Lumina Candle Holder, $15 • 10 Magisso Curved Cloth Holder, $39.95
Visit the Website → Urban ButikRelated: Lovely Kitchen Storage Jars from Urban Butik & Kähler (Images: Top image from Kähler; all others Urban Butik)