Lounge with Karakter: Discover Unique Living Room Pieces 

Lounge with Karakter: Discover Unique Living Room Pieces


Welcome to Karakter, where Danish design tradition meets global innovation. Founded on rebellious curiosity and a passion for the extraordinary, Karakter offers a striking portfolio of furniture, lighting, and objects from designers who push boundaries and redefine norms.

At Karakter, creativity knows no bounds. From established design icons to emerging talents, each piece in their collection reflects a commitment to originality and authenticity. Their designers share an insatiable curiosity and an unwavering dedication to their craft, resulting in furniture and lighting that are not only beautiful but also brimming with character.

In this exploration of Karakter's offerings, we narrow our focus to the heartbeat of the home: the living room. From sleek lounge chairs to inviting sofas, from ambient floor lighting to portable lamps, each piece invites you to engage, interact, and discover. With Karakter, your living space becomes a canvas for conversation and creativity. Let's lounge with Karakter and embrace the unique.

Scarpa Dining Chair & Scarpa Lounge Chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa


Originally conceived in 1965 and 1966, the 121 Scarpa dining chair and its companion, the 925 Scarpa lounge chair, stand as timeless testaments to the genius of Afra and Tobia Scarpa.

Sharing a distinctive double trestle structure with rounded joints, these chairs epitomise the Scarpa aesthetic. Both designs feature anatomically shaped plywood seats and backs, upholstered in fine European leather. Bolts secure them to crosspieces along the centre, ensuring unparalleled comfort without compromising on style.

121 Scarpa Dining Chair

Crafted from the visionary sketch of Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and further refined by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1965, the Scarpa 121 embodies timeless elegance.

Its robust wooden frame stands in stark contrast to the delicacy of the leather-covered seat and back, creating a captivating visual balance. This chair seamlessly blends into both traditional and contemporary interiors, adding a touch of sophistication.

925 Scarpa Lounge Chair

The iconic 925 Scarpa Lounge Chair is a strikingly elegant lounge chair. Easily recognised by its firm and robust wooden frame and the striking contrast it creates to the lightness of the leather-covered seat and backrest.

The anatomical design of the seat, combined with the natural elasticity of the cantilevered backrest, creates a lounge chair that is equally comfortable and elegant.

"Reading a poem, falling in love, or looking at an object and noticing the poetry within it, opens up your heart and makes you feel as if you’ve got a positive right to exist."
- Tobia Scarpa

GB Lounge collection by Gijs Bakker, 1972


Dutch industrial designer Gijs Bakker had already established a reputation for his aluminium jewellery when he decided to turn his attention to designing a chair. Inspired by a competition held by Dunlop, the rubber foam manufacturer, Bakker took a piece of foam, bent it at a 90-degree angle, and fixed it in a metal frame. The result was the GB Lounge, a modular lounge chair whose simple silhouette is enhanced by invitingly overstuffed upholstery.


Console Table by Aldo Bakker

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Tranquil and seductive, Aldo Bakker’s Console Table floats exquisitely between sculpture and furniture. It depicts the simplest concept of a table: two columns and a surface. The legs are an elongation of the line created by the tabletop. The tabletop and the base of the legs have the same width, making them equally important to the design. The distance between the legs is not fixed, but can be changed as preferred, adding to the sculptural quality of this piece.


The work of Dutch artist and designer Aldo Bakker has a delicate and rare sense of harmony and the shapes communicate through colour, association, touch, texture, and materiality. His designs are exquisitely balanced, often strange, yet strangely familiar. Timeless, sculptural and always intended to trigger a response.


The Dutch designer, Aldo Bakker, is known for his uncompromising approach to design. This is a perfect example of his work. TriAngle consists of 12 triangular elements—cut to fit together like the perfect puzzle. The final puzzle reveals a square stool or side table with a distinguished and very precise look. The sharp corners and visible cuts will become softer and gain patina over time, making tear, wear and decay a very essential part of this design.

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Aldo Bakkers’ work has a delicate and rare sense of harmony and his ideas are always intended to trigger a response. He wants to challenge us with his design, to make us stop our everyday routines for a minute and ponder over an odd little feature, hopefully making us perform our everyday casual acts with more attention.

Awkward Light by Anatomy Design

Quirky and slightly off, Awkward is a floor lamp with a deliberately peculiar anatomy - its long, slender arms reaching to illuminate two areas in close proximity: two sides of a sofa or both an armchair and a desk.


Pragmatic and utilitarian in their approach, South African interior design duo, Anatomy Design, led by Megan Hesse and Andrea Kleinloog draw from a distinctly African sensibility, infused with inspirations from European style. Working out of Cape Town and Johannesburg, their interior design practice and product design has earned them numerous awards and continues to develop interiors for private and corporate clients alike while also engaging in their industry, spearheading the new creative industry hub and event, Design Joburg.

Lari Mini by Angelo Mangiarotti

Italian architect, sculptor, and designer Angelo Mangiarotti’s design approach was rooted in the firm belief that architecture was a practical discipline – and that industrial design was an expression of fine craftsmanship. He wanted each individual material to be respected and to be used in an appropriate and honest way. Beyond his many architectural feats, Mangiarotti’s work include a wide array of creative projects ranging from sculptures to products and lamps.


Lari mini is a portable version of Angelo Mangiarotti’s original Lari lamp from 1978.

“Mangiarotti had a very specific approach to lighting. His designs seem to constantly play with the balance between soft sensuousness and robust practicality. We wanted to make the Lari lamp more versatile, and a battery-driven, rechargeable version seemed just right for a 2023 launch,” says Christian Elving, Co-Founder and CEO of Karakter, “Given the smaller size and weight, we hope that many more will come to enjoy the beautiful ambient light of this iconic Mangiarotti piece.”

Just like the original Lari, Lari mini consists of a single mouth-blown piece of glass attached to a powder-coated metal base. The mouth-blown glass has a distinctive rippled structure which creates a beautiful, slightly blurred feel to the ambient light. Lari mini can cast its beautiful light in a wide range of settings – from cosy nooks in private homes and eye-catching reception desks at the office to dim, candlelit dinners at the restaurant. Lari mini charges via a USB-C cable and goes from zero to fully charged in 3,5 to 4 hours. When fully charged, it can provide up to 14 hours of light.

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