Born in the 1930s, Scandinavian design belongs to modernism, a movement marked by functionalism and simplification of forms, that he tried to humanize by the use of natural materials (wood, leather, hemp, etc..) and to democratize by the use of innovative techniques to make objects in series at reasonable prices. The purpose of Scandinavian design is to improve the daily life and many designers have therefore focused on the interiors: furniture, lighting, textiles, dishes, etc. In theirs works, we often find an strong relationship with nature visible in the mixture of abstraction and natural shapes (curved shore of a lake, tree bark, plant fragments, etc.).
The first golden age of Scandinavian design extends from the 1930s to 1970s. Its founders are called Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner, Verner Panton, Poul Henningsen, Maija Isola, etc. These precursors have provided the model and set of values which still inspire the new scandinavian design: durability, functionality, reliability - but also less tangible values such as simplicity, equality, joy, courage, daily pleasure visible through the simple forms, not ostentatious and often colorful forms.
The layout of the interior is in agreement with these values. We propose below some random examples coming from newspapers, personal blogs and websites of manufacturers.