Lagom (pronounced [?l?????m]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts).
A couple of weeks ago whilst exhibiting at Top Drawer I had the next stand to Madeleine, a charming swede who lives on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, as you do and as well as working in a local weaving mill produces covetable knitwear via Verisimilitude. During the three days of the show we had more than a few interesting discussions including one on
which I blogged about last spring and Madeleine also introduced me to the swedish word Lagom…’just the right amount’
I don’t know if we have all reached peak hygge now. Personally I don’t think you can never have enough cosiness for your home, which is why I make distinctly British quilts, cushions and more… However, I am drawn to the appeal of Lagom since it also reflects my own wish to make quality goods made to last, as well as create designs that are just right for the modern home. Take a look…