He may have arrived late for our appointment in Copenhagen last week but Kaare Falbe can be forgiven, mostly because he turned up on a carrier bike. It's hard to stay angry with a man on a carrier bike (even if it is one of the opposition’s).
And besides that the founder of new Danish design brand Mooment is pedaling an interesting concept. To only cooperate with designers whose visions are reflected in the tiniest details and to focus solely on high-quality products rather than producing a vast assortment of objects. Quality over quantity gets our vote every time.
For Mooment’s first collection, Kaare has been fortunate to be able to turn to his childhood friend and one of the brightest new stars of Scandinavian design, Cecilie Manz. The result is a fascinating series of hand crafted treasure boxes and acrylic jewellery that conform to Kaare’s wish for functional and unpretentious products.
An attention to detail is obvious; Handmade in Denmark, the TreasureBox collection is available in a choice of solid maple, European cherry and wenge with contrasting tap joints in ebony. To add intrigue, the lids are manufactured in different coloured hand-sanded acrylic. The effect is enchanting. With the lid on you can't quite make out what's in the box but you're very keen to find out. (JH)