scandinavian design

Scandinavian design principles are often cited as a leading influence in contemporary product, furniture, and lighting design as well as architecture. Simplicity, the beauty of traditional craftsmanship, functionality that doesn’t sacrifice but rather enhances aesthetics, and a focus on natural materials are some of the main concepts explored by Scandinavian design. On this page, you can discover a curated selection of projects. Completed by some of the world’s most creative and talented designers that hail from Scandinavian countries, these projects highlight the simple elegance and ingenuity of Nordic design.

One of the first things that comes to mind when hearing the words “Scandinavian design” is furniture. Here you can find a wide range of products created with stylish and minimalist designs. Whether taking inspiration from nature, architecture, or geometric forms, these pieces of furniture are all distinctive and imaginative. From office chairs to relaxing armchairs; from family dining tables to outdoor coffee tables; and from ingenious shelving systems to playful storage solutions, every one of these designs is one of a kind.

Fans of Scandinavian design can also discover an array of other projects here. Apart from furniture design, we’ve also featured lighting and a wide range of products that include anything from home accessories decorative objects and footwear. We’ve also included architectural work and interviews with leading Scandinavian designers, architects, and creatives. All of these examples paint a detailed image of Nordic design. At the same time, they perfectly showcase why this style has become so popular and influential. Timeless yet also imaginative and bold, these projects highlight the best of Scandinavian design.

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    A minimalist design that pays homage to a classic chair. Inspired by the Swedish design…

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    Two children’s rooms created underneath the roof of a loft in Stockholm. When the clients…

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    A barn-like glass greenhouse designed for a Michelin-starred restaurant. Part of the Karimoku Case Study…

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    A carbon-neutral table made with natural materials and a removable, recycled plastic top. Since 2010,…

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    A bench designed with three stacked timber elements. Finnish brand Vaarnii produces solid wood furniture…

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    A practical and elegant storage system with seven stackable drawers. Every home needs practical storage…

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    A colorful lighting series inspired by sprinkles. Designed by Stockholm-based Note Design Studio for Zero…

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