Northern European furniture brand Skano has enlisted British designer and Furniture News contributor Rob Scarlett to develop the Meyer range, a new collection that updates Scandinavian aesthetics with British industrial touches.

Skano first approached Rob this spring, after seeing his successful Brunel range in Heal's, and impressed by how simple, stylish and commercial the range was.

"My desire with the Meyer Range was to create a timeless classic which will look as good in 50 years as it does today," says Rob. "I tried to draw inspiration from Scandinavian furniture masters of the past and update the look with a British industrial aesthetic. I’m really thrilled with the results, and think Meyer exudes a kind of casual elegance.

"The design is an exercise in simplicity. The softened profiles and warm, soulful finishes brilliantly showcase the masterful European craftsmanship. Skano have a great skill in creating bespoke finishes and the colour contrast options in Meyer add an extra layer of depth and history to the range. This is a versatile range that I hope and believe will look good in any UK home."

Skano boasts stores and outlets throughout mainland Europe, and has owned factories in Estonia since 1945. Working with designers in Scandinavia, Finland, Germany and now the UK, Skano has a long track record of exporting all over Europe.

Skano will be exhibiting the Meyer range by Rob Scarlett in hall 5.2, stand D063 at imm cologne, which takes place from 18-24th January 2016 at the Koelnmesse fairground.