How can a single work describe a lifestyle or a concept so precisely? And how come this lifestyle or concept is so widely spread among our Nordic friends, when we – in Geneva – know so little about it? Discover this particular atmosphere, smell its perfume and follow its trends.
The Hygge concept / lifestyle is a great remedy against dark and long winters; it combines a way of living and a warm and cosy interior design with pastel colours. Hygge is the art form of creating intimacy in any given moment; it could be translated as “cosiness” or “togetherness” in English but those words don’t do it justice as Hygge is more like a state of mind: find confort in a delicious homemade cake or in a very hot cup of tea. Are you following me? One of the most important accessories of Hygge are the socks made of wool stretched to your knees while you wrap yourself in a blanket and watch the snow fall from the window. Another one is the candle, like a lighthouse that guides you on the way to Hygge surrounded by your friends whom you invited over for a cosy dinner.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the small things in life…
But let’s go back to our main topic.
Hygge is therefore a state of mind which comes from the North of Europe and has travelled to the shores of the Geneva Lake, thanks to Camille. In the fall of 2015, she had just returned from a long stay in Brussels where she worked as an interior designer; she started selecting Scandinavian furnitures and accessories and sold them on line. Soon, the virtual world wasn’t big enough so she found a premise, converted a garage into a shop and launched her own boutique at the end of last year. Her store is a temple of interior design: it’s beautiful and the choice is incredible: Hand-made lamps made out of wine cases, a three-foot coffee table, you’ll want to buy everything.
And because Camille is a very creative person, she also launched “Do It Yourself” workshops at the back of her boutique if you’re interested in building your own table lamps, clocks, baby furniture or custom stamps.
Rue des Rois 3, 1204 Geneva
Tue to Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm