With the remarkable success of IKEA, people become more curious about the design that they based for their moderns.
No wonder why. How could you ignore that luxurious yet affordable and comfortable bedroom?
Or that sala set in modern-classic theme, which you might imagine for your living room.
In this post, let’s take a quick recap on the background of this design movement that revolutionized
and influenced the modern interiors of today.
What is Scandinavian Design?
In the late 1920s, a new approach to modern living was born. In the Northern European countries – Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland – architects and designers created a revolutionary movement wherein they maximized the use of their natural resources but incorporated inviting, clean and functional design — Scandinavian Design.
Although most of the modern designs are elegant and eye-catching they’re not as functional as Scandinavian moderns are. According to the book, Scandinavian Modern Home by Elizabeth Wilhide, what Scandinavian design differs from other ways of interior design is its “approachability”. One example is the Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair. It’s a fabulous work-of-art but it also irresistibly invites you to sit on it.
A Brief History of Scandinavian Design
The Industrial Revolution came late in Scandinavia. Ironically, the artists and designers are still able to create modern crafts using the indigenous materials in their place. This is why their main focus for every product is to make their crafts functional, wherein aesthetic is a just secondary basis. This set Scandinavian style set apart from other modern designs.
After the Second World War, Scandinavia’s design gained popularity in the international scene. It dominated the US interiors in the 1960s and Americans named it as “Danish modern”. But even after its peak years faded away, its continuous production didn’t stop.
Today, this renowned interior design is more appreciated because of the easy modern living it gives.