Biörck & Co
In just six short years, Beijing-born, Swedish-run lifestyle accessories brand Biörck & Co. has grown at lightning speed to today include two stores in the Chinese capital as well as branches and stockists in international countries such as France, Denmark, Japan and South Korea. After a name change in 2011 (the brand was originally called Chang & Biörck), Swede Eva Molina Biörck expanded her label’s fashionable cache to include not only the sought-after patterns and textiles for which the brand had become known, but also a finely-crafted selection of Nordic-inspired homewares spanning everything from lamps and table runners to crockery and even a kids’ line.
The light and airy Chaoyang flagship boasts slate grey floor tiles and minimalist white walls, making the striking designs, vibrant colours and eco-friendly, sustainably-constructed products lining the shelves all the more eye-catching and purse-tempting. Look for award-winning textile designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg’s colourful silk and linen cushions - taking nature and travel as inspiration, they feature floral motifs alongside a colour palette of bright greens, pinks, soft greys and lilacs. You’ll also find ESAG Penninghen-trained Sara Ödman’s range of whimsical, organic cotton childrenswear in store, as well as Marie-Louise Hellgren’s fine bone china tea sets. Simply gorgeous!