Scandinavian design: It's colorful, it's functional, it's clean, it's optimistic. We're great fans of all things Scandi, and here, we share a few of our favorite modern design pins from our Pinterest board devoted to Scandinavian design. Enjoy, and be sure to follow the (smorgas)board!
In the 495-square-foot attic apartment of Jimmy Schonning, there's no wasted space. The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather pouffes himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books, and newspapers. From the 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell. (Pin) Photo by: Per Magnus Persson.
In 2006, Kristian Byrge and his business partner, Peter Bonnen, launched Muuto, commissioning pieces exclusively from architects and designers living and working in Nordic countries, with the goal of helping usher in, as Byrge puts it, a “great new era of Scandinavian design.” Via New Nordic. (Pin)
A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget (just $4,000) show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm. The family's activity centers around the open-plan dining room, which does triple-duty as a living room and kitchen. They prefer a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by: Petra Bindel (Pin)