These cult pieces of Scandinavian design that you absolutely must know

Alongside the Italians, the Scandinavians dominate the history of world design. While the former brandish a colorful and assertive style, the latter is recognized for its minimalism and functional aesthetics.

This design approach to Scandinavian design has its roots in countries such as Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. But while only these last two countries are actually located on the Scandinavian peninsula, they are all united under the same flag bringing together “the Nordic countries”, where climate, endless winter nights, and forests as far as the eye can see would be their common denominator. Nordic characteristics will greatly influence the stylistic vocabulary of Scandinavian design as it has been admired for decades.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Scandinavian design experienced its true golden age and was exported beyond its borders. Worn by brilliant designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, or Hans Wegner, this Nordic design with organic curves and often natural materials is beginning to leave its indelible mark on the world of design and has become a major source of inspiration through cult pieces. for international creators.

Despite the era of “all disposable” and the explosion of Pop Art in the seventies, which at the time sounded like the death knell for Nordic minimalist aesthetics, Scandinavian design was able to rise from its ashes at the beginning of the 21st century. Since then, it has undergone a spectacular renaissance, extolling hygge interiors with immaculate walls, where cult pieces of furniture sold at exorbitant prices rub shoulders with iconic kit furniture from the Swedish giant IKEA.


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