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Scandinavian design is a design movement and aesthetic that emerged in the early 20th century, it utilizes function and minimalism.

It mainly came from the Scandinavian countries before becoming popular worldwide later.


The Scandinavian design movement originated in the early 20th century and was popular in Scandinavia from the 1930s onward.

It became popular through the Danish Selskabet for Dekorativ Kunst, who launched the “Skønvirke” magazine in 1914, the title became the name of a new architectural style to rival styles such as Art Nouveau which was reserved for those who were wealthier, whereas Skønvirke promoted local crafts and design that was more accessible to everyone.


This aesthetic is prominent mainly in interior design and consumer goods, so thus interior spaces will be a heavy focus.

  • Wood furniture
  • Off white and beige
  • Minimalist motifs
  • Simplistic, hand drawn shapes
  • Earth tones
  • Dark walls