TORONTO—Fogo Island Inn and Fogo Island Shop on Fogo Island, NL, have partnered with design showroom Klaus by Nienkämper to distribute the hotel’s line of furniture and accessories in Canada and internationally. The collection is available from the Toronto showroom for shipping anywhere in the world.
Ranging from side tables and dining chairs to sconces and hangers, Fogo Island Inn’s interior furnishings and accessories were custom designed by acclaimed designers from Canada and Europe. Between 2010 and 2013, the designers travelled to Fogo Island to immerse themselves in the area’s unique culture and to familiarize themselves with its traditional culture, motifs, materials and craftsmanship. They worked closely with skilled local artisans to create contemporary pieces that draw on familiar, handmade forms.
Highlights of the collection include the Punt Chair, inspired by Fogo Island’s traditional wooden ‘punt’ fishing boats; a settee-like piece featuring split wooden spindles, with seating angled for comfort; and the Long Bench, featuring a flat seat and arms wide enough to accommodate a mug of coffee or a glass of wine.