Søren Rose Studio & Cane-line beautifully united

When you combine American, Mediterranean and Asian influences with Scandinavian design, the result is pure magic. Therefore, Cane-line has partnered with New York-based Søren Rose Studio. The collaboration has resulted in unconventional and innovative designs.
Photo by: Jasper Carlberg
 Photo by: Jasper Carlberg

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?

“Usually, travelling is an important part of my design process, the state when I move from one place to another is a small existential revelation where there is time for immersion and development of new designs. But at the moment when we cannot travel, I am looking for a plot elsewhere. - Instead, I visit local skilled craftsmen to see how they work with metal, ceramics or wood. These visits have created some strong ideas and contributed to the dramaturgy we work with, for example in the furniture designs we currently are developing for Cane-lines 2022 Outdoor Collection."

How do you stay up to date with current trends? Is it important for you to follow the current trend, or is it more important for you to "stand out from the crowd"?

"I do not deal with trends and have never done so. For me, it is about having good or bad taste and about mastering styles. I can enter a home and think that the décor is complete - possibly not to my liking, but it is complete – and that often makes me wonder if it is right or wrong. Of course, gut feeling and intuition is a decisive factor and are currently being put to the test when most interactions take place online."

Can you give a brief description of the design process of the Basket lounge series? Which considerations and steps are part of the process for developing a new design?

“I have a special connection with this particular type of furniture, because I myself grew up with weave furniture mixed with Danish design classics. The woven finish gives a natural look, which makes the furniture more domestic and relaxed - but also more exotic."

My work philosophy is…:

“Furniture design must be fun and be a rewarding process where we work together with good people. Life is too short for unsympathetic acquaintances. My experience is that, when we as humans feel good and feel safe, we dare to invest more and contribute with unique solutions."