06 AUG 2014

Nordic Home Collection

The Nordic Collection is our most ambitious collection to date, with an impressive suite of premium modernist furniture from iconic designers.

We love good design. Considered design offers us the opportunity to enrich our lives and create beautiful environments to share with friends and family. With this collection we have embraced the Nordic home with a focus on inspired interior spaces. The Scandinavian climate can be harsh with long cold winters, so the home has always been an important place of refuge. These are concepts we understand well in our small country on the other end of the globe. What makes the Nordic home so special is the distinct warmth and cosiness that is achieved through simple yet elegant interior furnishing. The Scandinavians excelled in a form of modernism that embraced the natural world and combined functionalism with a respect for tradition. We are proud to showcase some of the most outstanding mid-century furniture from our favourite designers. The Nordic Home Collection is a suite of stunning organic forms and masterfully sculpted designs to add warmth to any interior space. Join us for a mulled wine at our Gallery. Visit us at 15 Williamson Ave, Ponsonby, from 7-16 August to view the collection. VIEW THE NORDIC COLLECTION ONLINE Presenting designs by some of our favourite Scandinavian talent Arne Vodder Grete Jalk Illum Wikkelso Ole Wanscher Ib Kofod Larsen Poul Cadovius Per Lutken Marianne Starck Michael Andersen Also Scandinavian Modern designs from the UK, US and Europe Elliots of Newbury Ercol G-Plan McIntosh White and Newton Nathan Furniture Lane Furniture Broyhill Adri of Belgium \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / From Thursday 7 August until Saturday 16 we'll be celebrating the opening of Nordic Home with a festive glass of mulled wine and some delicious Nordic baking instore. Thanks so much to the fabulous people of Nordavia - Scandinavian Specialist Bakery for the treats! To make your own taste of winter at home here's our favourite mulled wine recipe. Mulled Wine by Jamie Oliver 2 clementines 1 lemon 1 lime 200 g caster sugar 6 whole cloves 1 stick cinnamon 3 fresh bay leaves 1 whole nutmeg, for grating 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways 2 star anise 2 bottles Chianti or other Italian red wine This is a lovely celebration of those traditional festive spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you've got your own favourite spices, then feel free to add those to the pot too. Let everything cook away and warm up gently so the flavours have time to mingle with the wine. I like to leave my mulled wine ticking over on a really low heat and just ladle some into glasses as and when guests pop in. Peel large sections of peel from your clementines, lemon and lime using a speed peeler. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg. Throw in your halved vanilla pod and stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar. Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine and then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you've got a beautiful thick syrup. The reason I'm doing this first is to create a wonderful flavour base by really getting the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine. It's important to make a syrup base first because it needs to be quite hot, and if you do this with both bottles of wine in there you'll burn off the alcohol. When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it's warm and delicious, ladle it into glasses and serve.

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