Whether design is a passion, a hobby, or even just a passing fancy, chances are you’ve heard of Scandinavian style. In fact, you’ve probably heard the term used so many times that you’ve started wondering what exactly it refers to. Some of it is pretty easy to pick up – the white walls, wood floors and modern furniture, but there’s got to be more to the story, right? Well as it happens, there is – a lot more. The path that led to Scandinavian design becoming one of the preeminent interior styles in the world in the beginning of the 21st century actually began during the end of the 19th. Along the way, empires rose and fell, worldviews shifted, the world went to war twice and art, philosophy and furniture all changed the ways in which they viewed themselves and each other. Throw into the mix some of the most talented and notable names in the history of design, names like, Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio and Ingvar Kamprad (the founder of IKEA), and you’ve got more than a regional style that has impacted nearly every aspect of design since the mid-1950’s – you’ve got a really good story.
Earlier this spring we were invited to the largest meeting point for interior design in Scandinavia, Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. We took in plenty of bright impressions from there, carrying the freshest tendencies that will be dressing not only homes in Sweden, but also beyond its borders. We picked some of the highlights and bring them to you in this compilation.
We hope you will find some inspiration from these trends. Take from them what suits you, what represents you and then adapt it all to your own home!