there is a lot going on in design, when it comes to the Northern Europe, lately…dozen years ago the only think that i knew is from scandinavia was Ikea, and i loved it (still do) !
well, now, as my interests got older, and I got younger… I am virtually amazed by scandinavian designers and theirs projects. clean form, wood, light colours, warm lighting, there is no over-doing anything, there is never too much clutter anywhere, everything seems so perfectly plain ?
Well, I obviously started with the bookshop, and found ‘Scandinavian Modern’ by Magnus England and Christina Schmidtt, went through it, loved it and started wondering where did that style of design come from? the hotter it got in the garden the more my mind wandered to Scandinavia…
Well, almost sunburned had no desire for any kind of activity, so I did start browsing our, oh how much loved web, and got astounded.
Scandinavian chair from 1925 by Erik Gunnar Asplund made from leather, fruitwood, plastic and brass, would easily suit today’s houses.
The house shown designed by Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS in Norway makes you wanna put a cosy knit sweater on move in with a cup of cocoa in your hand. There are obviously more accessible products than Asplund’s lounge chair.. Starting with scandi-style modern lamps to assemble yourself! Knit-style pieces of ceramics for everyday use. And to finish with….
So, all of you, garden done… now let’s go upstream, let’s SCANDI our house and ourselves this summer !!!
fancy Scandinavian shopping? try Smörgåsbord of Scandinavian Design, or obviously, unmistakably chic & cheap IKEA!!!