Swedish Native Ebba Thott, studied at Beckman’s School of Design in Stockholm in 1998 and then continued to study at Parsons School of Design, in New York. She first worked in New York before starting up her own company "Ebba Thott Design" in London 2001.

Ebba co-founded Sigmar, located on the Kings Rd in London in, with Partner Nina Hertig, in 2003. Ebba Thott Design & Sigmar have been widely celebrated by magazines and newspapers, including Wallpaper, UK Elle Decoration, House & Gardens, Residence (Swedish), Living etc, the Financial Times: How to spend it, World Of Interiors, (Swedish) Svenska Dagbladet: Attention, (Swedish) Sydsvanska Dagbladet, (Norwegan) Elle Interior, (Finnish) Olivia to name but a few.

Ebba Thott (Fotograf; Erica Bergsmeds).

The power is in the detail

Small beautiful, decorative objects create an atmospheric microcosm in an interior. I often find that when household objects also holds beauty and individuality, it adds so much more character to a room than simply the items practical intent.

Often they are such an ode to diversity to a room that one last detail gives a personal take on a style; reviving the attitude of a space by telling a story, the story of the house, the story of the room, the story of the piece or how it works in the room. It’s an easy point of conversation about something special and personal.

In our quest to get all the main pieces for a room, we must not forget that it may be in the objects like a beautiful vase that tie the whole room together or give it that something extra.

In this lovely dining room the Hans Wegner chairs and a honeyed oak Mogensen table is the utilitarian backbone. The Scandinavian influence and vintage Austrian details adds depth and fun.

This room is truly offset by the stunning large stoneware vase one off in turquoise glaze. “The divine one off vases” not only claims its place by the bright colour & size but also the eye-catching vase demands attention, yet it team plays well with its environment.

An edged, hand thrown, stoneware plate in yellow glaze makes any food look like art.  This plate, like the Vase, is elegant in style and has a clear impact of experimenting with glazes and shapes. The unusual shape and colour sets the bale well when empty and the high gloss glaze really offsets whatever is served.

An early handmade bowl made from fruitwood and iron is a Second World War piece that shows Auböck's initiative to use Iron for the handles as it was not possible to work with brass in central Vienna. This is a beautiful example of the limited rare production pieces from his workshop in the 1940s. It is a beautiful serving bowl with yet another story to add to conversation over the dinner table.

A great valet duck in solid walnut, with a horn beak, yet another vintage wonder, also by Austrian Carl Auböck. A good place to put your keys, change and cards, as you empty your pockets when entering your house or, as shown here, just to add charm to a mantle piece.

The dove-tailing detail on this Mogens Koch bookcase really speaks volumes for the quality and production. A clever way to give attention to this detail is by adding a surprise element, drawing our eye to it. The Tyrannosaurus Rex, in this case, does an excellent job and adds a bit of humour.

Detailing on bigger pieces are can be equally effective and is not to be forgotten. A sofa is always a rather dominating piece of furniture in a room, but although it may be large, small detailed expressions can give it a special edge. Capping the feet of the sofa with a reflective material, such as chrome, gives the illusion of floating. It will cast a reflection on to the floor and be a beautiful meeting of materials.

Attention to detail makes all the difference and may just give your home that little “extra”.

Ebba Thott

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