Funky Doris | ITSLIQUID

Funky Doris

Design | April 7, 2021 |

Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris

Funky Doris
Norwegian Designer Label

I create contemporary designs with a personal twist rooted in our Scandinavian design tradition. My philosophy Is to make charming everyday product in long-lasting qualities. I love colors and the simple aesthetic from the Nordic design history. Color is the key to a happy home and the new range of funky designs is made with passion for geometrical shapes and lots of colors to mix. The patterns are well coordinated so you can mix and match pillows and blankets to achieve your own funky vibe. The producers are important to me, and I make sure to work with skilled crafts people. All the designs are made with respect for people and nature.

Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris

Funky Doris was launched in 2014 by Tove Trydal (me) and Grethe Bjørk. Today I run the company by my self doing almost everything, like designing, marketing, handling agents, planning production, taking most of the photos, doing the catalogues etc. etc. running a small business like this is more of a lifestyle than having a regular job

I have worked as a textile designer for almost 30 years, and I absolutely love what I do. Textile has become my lif e-long fascination. I have been working with many different types of textiles over the years, with print, embroidery, weaving and now in my own company I manly work with jacquard knitted blankets and pillows, in a lovely soft cotton quality. I find it quit interesting to work with the limitations there is in the knitting production. It works very well using a limited amount of color, playing with circles, triangles and rectangles – for me its all about the color palette and the graphic composition.

Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris

I only work with natural material like, cotton and linen, and hopefully also introducing blankets in wool very soon. Most of the prouction is based in India, and I do a few kitchen textiles in Lithuania.

I started the company with a friend who had been working with design and redesign of clothes and also ran a vintage shop for many years. We started the company just after I returned home after living in in Bangalore with my family. I find most of my inspiration in our recent Scandinavian design history, I just love the vintage vibe from the 50es and the sixites. There was a playful almost naïve attitude toward mixing colors and geometric shapes, at that time.

Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris

What’s better than to add that vitamin boost with piles of pillows and soft blankets. It gives an instant facelift to any home, and adds a welcoming splash of colour. I prefer the personal styled homes where the styles have evolved over the years. I like to mix old with new, icons with cheeper stuff. A home should be lived in, and not be too styled up, in my opinion.

Funky Doris – Makes your home smile!

more. www.funkydoris.no

Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris
Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris
Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris
Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris
Funky Doris
Image courtesy of Funky Doris

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY AND OTHER STORIES

Design | May 20, 2022

The Stedelijk’s three-part collection presentation has been redesigned with a special focus on theme. Part 2, Everyday, Someday and Other Stories, traces the evolution of art and design from the 1950s to the 1980s. Artists and designers show it was an era of new opportunities and progress, of mass culture, pop culture and consumption, and of critiquing the established order. Read more


LANDSCAPES OF DESIGN

Design | May 10, 2022

Frac Centre-Val de Loire presents a new exhibition dedicated to women designers. Landscapes of Design is conceived around a selection of works from Domaine de Boisbuchet's exceptional collections Read more


PRIMA

Design | May 9, 2022

As a creative atelier with expertise and know-how, PRIMA provides the upscale hotel and gastronomy industry with bespoke concepts, exquisite furnishing ideas and a diverse range of individual, handmade and unique accessories. Read more


SUMSEI TERRARIUM

Architecture | May 5, 2022

“SUMSEI TERRARIUM”, a journey to find myself. We focused on a special story of our brand in order to spread the strengths of Sumsei in the room. Sumsei has products that mostly encounter bare bodies or bare feet, such as ‘body dryer’ which is the leading product that is used to easily dry the body after shower. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!