Meet the New Wave of Scandinavian Designers
Courtesy of Norm Architects
It’s no secret that we love Scandinavian design at MyDomaine, but we’re not the only ones. Half a century ago, a group of midcentury Danish designers redefined an entire era of furniture design. Since the forefathers of Nordic design got their start, the industry is still going strong. Today, we’re bringing you the best of the new generation of Scandinavian designers—young and full of potential. Better yet, the prices are mostly very budget friendly, and you can shop them right here in the U.S. Scroll on for our favorite up-and-coming Nordic designers.
What: This clever Sweden-based company produces chic cabinet doors, furniture legs, and hardware to fit the most popular IKEA furniture. Their quality materials ranging from marble to brass will transform your Pax or Bestå furniture, and they ship almost worldwide. Brilliant!
Who: Ferm Living
What: Established as a design studio in 2005, this Danish company has now expanded into not only textiles and wallpaper but also a wide range of décor accessories from kitchenware to small furniture. Their lively prints, particularly popular for children’s rooms, remain a staple in their designs.
Who: By Lassen
What: Carrying on their grandfather’s legacy, Soren and Nadian Lassen established their brand in 2008 in homage to Mogens Lassen, and the legendary Kubus candleholder. Today, their design have expanded to furniture and home accessories that are quintessentially Danish modern.
Who: Normann Copenhagen
What: In 2002, a young duo—Jan Andersen and Poul Madsen—launched their first product: the lamp Norm 69. They had been working on their brand for nearly three years. Their repertoire now counts hundreds of items including furniture, lighting, and small home accessories.
Who: Space Copenhagen
What: Another company stemming from Copenhagen, this young duo of architects—Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou—have produced furniture and home products for names such as &Tradition, Mater, Georg Jensen, and Stellarworks. They also designed some of the most iconic restaurants: NOMA, and Geist by Michelin star Bo Bech.
What: Established in Copenhagen in 2010 by Martin Kornbek, &Tradition’s mission is to build a unique collection ranging from iconic designs reissued from the past (Arne Jacobsen and Verner Panton) to young emerging designers of the future (Samuel Wilkinson and Norm Architects). The result: an extensive and exciting collection that embody Scandinavian design in all shapes and forms.
What: Collaboration, and partnership is of utmost importance in the Scandinavian design world, just as is heritage and tradition. Co-founders Peter Bonnén and Kristian Byrge adopted this mentality by creating Muuto, regrouping the brightest young Scandinavian talent under one umbrella. Their bright and iconic designs are already widespread in the design community worldwide.
Which upcoming Scandinavian designer is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.