With its clean cut lines and simplistic approach it is no wonder that I am in awe over Scandinavian home brands. Of course I must admit that my home at the moment more consists of IKEA furniture than any other Scandinavian home brands but this will change for sure for our next house purchase.
Being a Swedish expat makes me extra proud of our Scandinavian design brands and every time I visit Stockholm I am more curious to explore interior design shops before I do anything else. Luckily my partner is always there to remind me to travel light and that I don’t have a container to go back home with (I must say that I am an expert at packing objects like a coffee table in our suit case but that story is for another time). Luckily though there is the internet to help us to solve this issue, and we can all enjoy a good dose of Scandinavian designs in our homes. Design that is long lasting and also so good on the eye.
Oh dear Muuto…this was one of the first design brands that I started to blog about way back. The clean functionality and craftsmanship of their pieces juxtaposed with their quirky and bold approach to design makes Muuto designs so special. Apparently the name Muuto comes from the Finnish word Muutos which means “new perspective” in Finnish.
Menu is all about making beautifully everyday objects practical and that is just how I feel this brand. I love the way they merge a softness and sophistication together with a more urban and cool vibe. It doesn’t take much for an interior design to become stylish by adding the right matching pieces from Menu’s line. Do I need to mention that I have a big crush on this brand?
This young brand is based in Copenhagen but collaborates with talented designers around the world. There is always a clean design object to pick up from here either to my home or as a gift. In regards of prices they are fairly okay for smaller items. Make sure to check it out today if you need some simple designs for your home.
String is a brand of both history for myself and the design world. 1949 was the year the first String was designed by Nils Strinning.
For my own history with the String I so recall my grandparents house and in particular my grandfather’s room which had a string shelve decorating one of his wallpapered walls. The shelf contained his most precious items which I recall always looking at when I went into his room.
Enough of history, today String is super stylish and its clean design especially when building your own String system can fit in perfectly into any modern design.
VIPP is a brand that has taken the design world with a storm with its simple and functional design items. Not only am I a fan of their designs but must also say that I love the founders story.
The story of them committing to each other that they will not buy anything to their apartment unless they think that they will keep it for the rest of their lives. Such a sustainable commitment and this is also the foundation of their VIPP designs – ‘It´s timeless, solid and extremely well thought through”.
Skagerak is a family owned company in Denmark since 1976. They stand by producing responsibly and support sustainable wood sourcing. I am eyeing quite a few different items that I know would work so well in our apartment right now, but also would be classical purchases for our house in the future, like the Edge pot.
Mix together a Swedish talented designer and a Danish designer with background in furniture and there we have the design due that founded Friends Founders. I am new to this duo found them through sourcing the internet (can’t recall which Scandinavian blog recommended them). Even though they are new to me they are not new to the design world, having showed at fairs like Stockholm Furniture fair.
Domo design focuses on telling stories through steel through its craftsmanship that has its origin in south of Sweden. I particular like the clean lines and the different use of textures in their designs. Something else I really like is design ranges that has a clear focus on material choice which Domo Design for sure portrays. Mixing their clean steel pieces together with more rustic natural material would be a nice juxtaposition for my design taste.
I have long been wanting to visit Iris Hantverk. The Swedish traditional craftsmanship of brush binding has a very natural appeal something that I enjoy mixing up with more starker materials. Don’t miss out checking their selection today for that Scandinavian craftsmanship look.
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