Raise your hand if you love Scandinavian Design (I do)
Today I’m sharing some Scandinavian Design and Homeware brands I met at the last Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018, that maybe you did not know and that I think you should note. Most of them are new brands by young designers and entepreneurs, proving how nordic Countries are the best place for young people to start a business (if we needed a proof of this, however!).
Leave you also with some more reads about what I recently spotted in Stockholm:
- 9 Design News from the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018
- Interior color trends 2019 | Pastels are the new neutrals
8 Scandinavian Design Brands to Know now
FRIENDS & FOUNDERS
Friends & Founders is a Danish design brand based in North Copenhagen and founded in 2013 by Ida Linea Hidelbrand. This nordic brand strongly believe in local resources and it produces 95% of its manufacturer in Scandinavia, the rest in Europe.
Love the minimalist design of this Danish company, which is very clean and neat but a the same time unique. I especially appreciated the new accessory presented at the Stockholm Furniture fair, a very minimalist and geometrical clothes rack.
Domo Design is a Swedish furniture and homeware brand founded by Johanna Haglund. Based in Småland, this Swedish furniture manufacturer produces locally its simple and clean furniture lines made completely by solid steel.
Thanks to its very clean design, Domo Design storage can be used in every room of the home, including the outdoor. The newest addition is a shelf called Mini, perfect for small space living.
Skagerak is a family-owned company of twenty years with historical roots in Scandinavian geography and proud furniture traditions. Their products have a modern and contemporary design, clean aesthetics and sustainabile materials. Craftsmanship, environmental sustainability and warm and inviting aesthetic qualities are the key values of the brand.
Founded in 2006 by Henrik Marstrand, Mater is a conscious and ethical Scandinavian design brand with a strong design philosophy and great emphasis on craftsmanship. Through collaborations with an external base of established and fresh design talent, Mater combines exclusive high-end furniture and lighting, with working methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment.
MUNK collective is a design collective consisting of designers and architects, founded Hans Peter Munk of the successfull MUNK shop in central Copenhagen. The main focus is on the community and the teamwork in the collective, as well as a desire to push and challenge current trends. MUNK collective is not necessarily a Scandinavian brand, designers are from Scandinavian or other Countries.
New Works is a Danish design brand founded in 2015 in Copenhagen, with the creative direction of Knut Benedik Humlevik. The brands was noticed since its beginnings for its series of sculptural objects expressing four core values: Natural, Experimental, Rough, and Craftsmanship.
Northern is a new Scandinavian lifestyle brand launched by Norwegian brand NorthernLighting with first collection presented at Stockholm Design Week 2018. The new brand was developed with creative direction from designers Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim, the duo behind the Morten & Jonas design studio. It’s characterised by a bold interpretation of classic forms and a determination to innovate with natural materials.
Kaja Skitte is a Danish architect who founded her design company in Copenhagen in 2015. Her products have a special focus on materials and playful interaction between space and gravity, as for example the Planteplaneter – a freely suspended decorative houseplant, inspired by an old Japanese method.