Strolling through Suite NY’s impeccably curated NoMad showroom, you get the feeling that ultimate legibility is the byword. Walls of chairs in every shape and material speak of iteration and refinement. Tables and fixtures executed in, or evocative of, natural elements usher the outside in. Everything sleek, nothing superfluous. Their newest collection, the exclusive AP. Serien from Danish maker A. Petersen, boasts a lineup of contributors who have studied and worked alongside giants Poul Kjærholm, Arne Jacobsen, and Hans J. Wegner. True to Suite NY’s maxim, it takes as its first principle, transparency—this time within the production line.
“Things you enjoy seeing on a daily basis” headlines Line Depping’s influences. The Danish designer’s Tool Boxes feature prominently in the collection. The Langstroth-esque trays are captured in a lemon-to-bare ash gradient using a natural yellow pigment created in collaboration with Linolie & Pigment, the color maestros dedicated to old-world techniques at their factory and showroom on Denmark’s Haderslev Fjord. (It also comes in an earthy pine.) The metal-framed trays are at once playful and ultra-functional. Is it a file cabinet, end table, bar cart? They’re also somewhat cheekily named, as a box appears to be the only thing the piece is missing.