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Internationally Inspired Design – Scandinavia

Scandinavian Design

An ever-increasing trend in contemporary home design is the idea of drawing inspiration from intriguing places and captivating cultures beyond one’s own familiar borders. Perhaps some of the most influential regions in modern home design are the countries of Scandinavia – particularly Denmark.

Danish design concepts developed in the middle of the past century, with a focus on democratic design – the idea that beautiful things should be accessible to all. Scandinavian designers of note include: Hans Wegner, known as the King of Chairs; Kaare Klint, sometimes referred to as the Grand Old Man of Danish furniture design; and Borge Mogensen whose designs were driven by a strong sense of social consciousness.

Scandinavian design is essentially based on the premise that furnishings in the home should be distinctly beautiful objects that enhance one’s life. Evidence of this foundational concept is clearly seen in the form and function of furnishings from this region.

Pieces tend to exude restrained elegance through simple clean and graceful lines, nature inspired materials, and a modern minimalist sensibility. Typically made of organic materials, crafted with care, elements of Scandinavian design stand the test of time while clearly evoking a sense of  modern chic.

Furnishings in this vein always function beautifully in our spaces as careful consideration has been given to making certain that while beautiful in design aesthetic, the primary purpose is ease of use.

Danish design concepts developed in the middle of the past century, with a focus on democratic design – the idea that beautiful things should be accessible to all. Scandinavian designers of note include: Hans Wegner, known as the King of Chairs; Kaare Klint, sometimes referred to as the Grand Old Man of Danish furniture design; and Borge Mogensen whose designs were driven by a strong sense of social consciousness.

Scandinavian design is essentially based on the premise that furnishings in the home should be distinctly beautiful objects that enhance one’s life. Evidence of this foundational concept is clearly seen in the form and function of furnishings from this region.

Pieces tend to exude restrained elegance through simple clean and graceful lines, nature inspired materials, and a modern minimalist sensibility. Typically made of organic materials, crafted with care, elements of Scandinavian design stand the test of time while clearly evoking a sense of modern chic.

Furnishings in this vein always function beautifully in our spaces as careful consideration has been given to making certain that while beautiful in design aesthetic, the primary purpose is ease of use.

Image Credit: Jeremey Levine

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