It's safe to say that the Scandinavians know their stuff when it comes to design. Guided by principles of minimalism and fuss-free functionality, the Nordic approach to design is renowned the world over, particularly in the realm of homewares. Expect well-made, elegantly-understated products that are designed to stand the test of time, both aesthetically and functionally. From rugs to kitchenware; artworks to armchairs, these Scandinavian homeware brands offer up high quality homewares that will instantly elevate your interiors.
Founded by a trio of Swedes in 2016, Nordic Knots is on a mission to restore glory to the humble rug. Its contemporary handwoven rugs are characteristically Scandinavian in style, fusing a pared-back aesthetic with premium fabrics.
Swedish designer and illustrator Eitil Thorén Due established his art project Peytil out of the simple need for a creative outlet. Taking inspiration from street art, fashion and music, his artworks are characterised by the spontaneous expression of bold black lines against a blank canvas.
Drawing inspiration from Scandinavia's natural beauty, LOOPALU's design is rooted in minimalism and stillness. Each ceramic object is handcrafted and hand-finished at Sulev Loopalu’s pottery studio on the Estonian island of Hiiumaa, while his daughter captures the essence of the island through her photography.
The Poster Club
The Poster Club is a Copenhagen-based collective that offers a curated selection of posters and prints from emerging and established artists. Its aesthetic is inspired by elements within Nordic lifestyle, fashion and interior design. Expect artworks foregrounding clean lines, neutral hues and organic shapes.
Coffeemakers are Bodum's claim to fame, but in its 75 years of existence, the Danish brand has also become renowned for its kitchenware, outdoor accessories and travel range. Its MO is to make your life easier, with high quality yet affordable products imbued with ultimate practicality.
Drawing on Danish design principles of simplicity and functionality, NORR11 produces timeless pieces of furniture that are made to last. Think supple vintage leather sofas, understated wooden chairs and pared-back, industrial-inspired lighting.
Hem is a key player in the world of Scandinavian furniture design, renowned for its elegant yet playful pieces that encompass everything from sofas to storage. It collaborates with designers and renowned European manufacturers in bringing unique furniture to those who won’t compromise on design, quality or sustainability.
Established over 40 years ago, Menu has made a name for itself as a go-to for sleek and stylish Scandinavian homewares and furniture. The Danish design studio creates its pieces with intentionality, foregrounding high quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics.
Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872 by its eponymous cabinet-maker. All these years later, the brand is still guided by the philosophy that a single piece of furniture can enhance an entire space. From its iconic Egg Chair to the PK80 Day Bed, every piece is a timeless classic.
Renowned for its simple and stripped back furniture, home accessories and lamps, Normann Copenhagen is a key player in the arena of Nordic design. Its products are free of extraneous details, with the focus instead placed on the quality of construction and craftsmanship.
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