I’m always on the look out for interesting treasures wherever I travel to, and the made-up name La Mercada (my feminine take on El Mercado: The Market) is inspired by my Spanish upbringing in Andalusia, where I’ve always sort out markets & craftsmen. I decided to exchange a busy life as an editor in London, for a much calmer one in Copenhagen three years ago. My husband and I bought a house in the beautiful Danish country-side, where I’ve learned to appreciate the tranquility of gardening, cooking, growing herbs and vegetables, while occasionally traveling to some of my favourite destinations such as the English countryside, where I gather endless inspiration.
I began working freelance for V magazine ten years ago, which then turned into several writing and styling jobs for magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Vogue and ELLE. I’ve been lucky to work with great people from actresses to politicians, and world renowned photographers. I’ve always searched for tomorrow’s stars, which has probably led me into writing three books about new design talents, published by Thames & Hudson and Penguin/Random House in more than ten languages.
La Mercada is constantly growing, and new items are being added on a regular basis, if I happen to fall in love with an antique or vintage object. I’m also available for private consultations on commercial projects, fashion and interior styling, should your home or project need a turn-a-round.
E-mail us with your enquiry; prices vary depending on the size of project.
ELLE STYLE AWARD 2013 Winner ELLE STYLE AWARD 2014 Nominee ELLE STYLE AWARD 2015 Nominee VOGUE NEW GENERATION AWARD Nominee
See more of Dorothea’s work www.dorotheagundtoft.com