Style highlights:
-    light wood such as pine, beech, ash tree,
-    clean lines,
-    simple sculptural forms,
-    designs and colours copied with the screen printing method.

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Scandinavian style especially express the simplicity, functionality and sense of style. It pays tribute to nature and eco-friendly materials. Scandinavian design emerged in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. Despite many common features, each of these countries made its own contribution to the development of Scandinavian design. Each of them has its own folklore, different ornaments, but also prefer slightly different range of colours and shapes. For example, in Finns are using more black colour in their projects, Danes emphasizing especially white and Swedes prefer economical forms. However there is one thing they connects them, they opt for comfort, naturalness and simplicity. Versality is a major advantage of their projects. Scandinavian designers assume that everything that surrounds us supposed to be simple and functional, but also beautiful.

In 1930 r. in Stockholm there was presented an exhibition devoted to the Scandinavian design, on which the mass, low cost production was being promoted. However this style developed particularly in the 50`s of XX century. In the view of the fact that Scandinavian countries were cut off from the main trade route, they were using those resources to which they had access. Therefore, occur such style that gain its inspiration mostly from nature. Scandinavian designers were using in their project mostly wood e.g.  pine, ash tree, beech, oak. Colours such as greyness, beiges, ecru, blues, dull greens are dominating in projects. The creators believe that the use of multi-colour variety in the interior, give unique, individual character.

In Scandinavian design, furniture is simple, they have often organic, rounded shapes and are being used in minimal quantities in the interiors. Materials gain the inspiration from nature, therefore wood wicker, stone, leather, wool, line are often used. Scandinavian artists currently do not shun from using plastic in their projects. Interiors are being designed on the open plan, using mirrors enlarge small spaces. Household accessories have natural forms, they are made of glass, ceramics and have simple factory patterns.

Since this style is drawing the inspiration from the nature, it is natural that plants are playing a huge role in interiors. They are often put in  glass, transparent vases. This style is characterized by purity, sterility and elegance. Thanks to its simplicity and functionality Scandinavian stale is very popular till present times. I am sure that everyone must have heard about IKEA, which is Swedish brand, that present  the typical Scandinavian style of functional products.

Representatives:
Carl Malmsten, Bruno Mathsson, Kaare Klint, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Gösta Adrian-Nilsson’s, Isaac Grünewald, Sigrid Hjertén, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Bruno Matthson, Josef Frank; Albin Amelin , Edvard Hald, Anders Beckman, Olle Eksell, Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, Ingegerd Torhamn, Astrid Sampe, Sixten Sason and Sigvard Bernadotte.



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