First Look: A New Home for a Scandinavian Star

Swedish interior designer and author Lars Bolander opened his first shop in Manhattan in the meatpacking district in 2003 (, before moving late last year to a third-floor showroom and retail space at 232 East 59th Street. There, you can find Lars’s signature mix of tabletop accessories, furniture, and unusual objects, like these poplar-wood mushrooms (from $275). I have a baby one at home that lends a sort of enchantment to the chaos of my desk. Photo: Wendy Goodman

These lovely embroidered linen pillow shams were sourced from Chile ($300 each). Photo: Wendy Goodman

I love these hefty knotted-rope doorstops from India ($55 each). Photo: Wendy Goodman

A black-and-white charcoal drawing by the contemporary artist Bard ($4,500) and an Art Deco linen upholstered sofa ($7,200). Photo: Wendy Goodman

A family of these white terra-cotta pears (from $25) would make a great centerpiece. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Bolander carries two sizes of indoor/outdoor (as long as it doesn’t rain) canvas umbrellas; here is the small one ($825). Photo: Wendy Goodman

I love to imagine where these petrified wood stumps came from and how old they must be ($3,800 each). Photo: Wendy Goodman

Lars’s Empress Iron Lamp base ($950) was inspired by Alberto Giacometti’s bronze Tete de Femme, made for the French decorator Jean-Michel Frank in 1936. The English lamp shade is sold separately for $280. Photo: Wendy Goodman

These metal wall-climbers aren’t exactly functional, but they do make for an interesting conversation piece ($325 each). Photo: Wendy Goodman

First Look: A New Home for a Scandinavian Star