The resurgence of Scandinavian Design

By Sarah Selig

The resurgence of Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian design retains it's influence after surging to popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Geometric patterns, simplistic and rich in colour are showcased in Scandinavian Designers II new collection.

Interior design has long been open to interpretation, reflects the pinnacle of creativity and is a form of self-expression. Renowned American interior designer, Nate Berkus poignantly describes, “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”

Scandinavian design is known for its minimalist approach to decoration. Think simple, clean designs inspired by nature and northern climate. Designer Katrín Eyþórsdóttir from Iceland explains Scandinavian design originated from a design show that travelled the USA from 1954-57 promoting the Scandinavian way of living.

Scandinavian design paved the way for a new experimental design era that still retains influence today. The Iceland Design Centre organises exhibitions around Scandinavian art collections to facilitate collaboration between local designers and artists. In a practical sense, Scandinavian design is impacting upon younger audiences who attend events such as Copenhagen Fashion Week where Nordic traditions are able to be appreciated through style.

This winter, Scandinavian Designers II have launched a new collection of classic Scandinavian design inspired wallpapers. Geometric prints and floral masterpieces bring together functional and naturalistic themes. Gocken showcases lush patterns with rhubarb and viola subjects. Designer Arne Jacobsen tricks the eye with intricate patterns and geometric shapes. In the 1950s, she was renowned for designing richly imprinted furniture fabric.

Incorporating such fabrics into a room adds a touch of historical elegance and chicness. These wallpapers are timeless and simple yet not too easy to come by.

Source: Fixa och Dona- med Hildur Blad

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