Design studio Cate & Nelson launch Scandinavian timepieces

London based design studio Cate & Nelson was founded in Sweden by industrial and furniture designers Nelson Ruiz-Acal and Cate Högdahl. This multi-disciplinary design studio mostly focusses on interior products such as lighting, shelving, furniture and interior accessories. Now Cate & Nelson have developed a good-looking range of unisex watches inspired by the iconic Stockholm metro clocks.

It’s quite probable that you’d find a cabinet of designer watches in an interiors store. Particularly watches that have a strong industrial design look or by designers/brands that have a connection with the interiors world. For example Braun watches have a link with design pioneer Dieter Rams and head of Braun’s design team (1962). 10;10 by Nendo, Japanese minimalist furniture designer and Rosendahl known for their Arne Jacobsen clocks etc etc.

Cate & Nelson watches

There’s consideration in every detail with beautifully crafted steel casing and organic leather from Swedish leather producers Tärnsjö Garveri. Scandinavian in style and design, these watches are beautifully timeless (sorry, bad watch pun).

Cate & Nelson watches

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from top left;

 Wes sofa,   |   Marble low tables, Stone Theatre   |   Punto – Riff 10 lighting, Ateljé Lyktan    |   Levier shelving   |   Cate & Nelson watches   |   Netframe seating, Offect

Cate & Nelson watches

Hansel is always after my new things….

Hannah in the house, Scandinavian interiors blogger

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Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

*All words and thoughts are my own. Thanks Cate & Nelson for letting me try out this cool watch*


  • Reply Kate May 17, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I love the simplicity of these watches – as you say, the look is incredibly timeless – and absolutely adore this soft tan hue of the strap you’ve chosen. Gorgeous photos too hun, especially the ones with Hansel x

  • Reply lucy May 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Goodness that’s beautiful! Understated and timeless. X

  • Reply Oldfashionedsusie May 17, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I love the face of this watch. I’m not a watch wearer but this is pretty

  • Reply Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy May 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Such a pretty watch – I love how simple it is and it’d just work beautifully no matter what you wore with it. Also your kitty is gorgeous!! xxx

  • Reply Carole King May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Such a lovely minimalist design. I really like it. Think I’d go for the black strap but this one suits you.

  • Reply Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely May 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Oh gosh, they’re so simple and beautiful. And I love your new profile picture x

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