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The  three kingdoms of Scandinavia

Sweden,  Denmark,  Norway

 share a cultural linguistic heritage and a

common aesthetic perspective of:

clean

minimal

functional

products created from

traditional and innovative materials;

used in unconventional combinations;

structured cost effectively for wide-spread consumption:

a social ideal translated to design and manufacturing.

Termed ‘Scandinavian Design’

this approach was certainly one of

philosophic beliefs put to practice,

which traces its roots to

 early twentieth century art movements such as:

Cubism, Futurism and Dadaism.

‘Scandinavian Design’

features are evident

in many of the items manufactured  in the region

from furnishings to clothing :

un-fussed, subtle beauty … timeless, distinct.

in – home

(images from apartmenttherapy.com):

by Grete Jalk   (Denmark)

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moulded plywood chair,  1963

 Coffee table by Grete Jalk at Decopedia

 coffee table,  1960 – 61

(images from scandinaviandesigncenter.com):

Concrete chair - natural ash - Källemo

concrete chair by Jonas Bohlin

Block Lamp - white cord - Design House Stockholm

block lamp by Harri Koskinen  (Sweden)

(image from getama.dk):

 

couch high back, 2012 by Bernt

folding dining table, 2005 by Bernt

mondial coffee table, 2000 by Nanna Ditzel

butterfly chair, 1977 by Hans Wegner

fabrics by Merimekko   (Finland)

Unikko fabric red - red - Marimekko

unikko fabric red

Kaiku fabric - blue - Marimekko

kaiku fabric

 

in – fashion

 

Wood Wood

a Danish lifestyle brand captures the essence of

‘Scandinavian design’

in its clothing line.

Co-founded in 2002 by

Karl-Oskar Olsen,  Brian SS Jensen,  Lotte Bank Nielsen

their a/w RTW look is

relaxed,  uncomplicated,  effortless

with colour and print interest.

Wood Wood

a/w 2013

The Collection