For more than 15 years, Stockholm Design Week has been the premiere event for Scandinavian design. The week-long trade show allows buyers and enthusiasts to see the latest designs from the world of Scandinavian decor. The sleek, modern aesthetic of Scandinavian design is enormously popular all around the world. But you can still borrow trends from this year’s show even if full blown Scandinavian design isn’t your cup of tea. These are three home trends from Stockholm Design Week that we can all use.
The Laurent Collection distills the milk globe to its essential relationship between circle and sphere. A series of thin forms compliment the Laurent globes—forms that carve through space, moving between line, surface, and volume. These forms combine in endless patterns, making it possible for an installation of Laurent lamps to inhabit any space with subtlety and quiet strength.
Lighting is incredibly important in Scandinavian design, and the Laurent Collection pendant lights masters the balance between graphic contrast and calm shapes. Lambert & Fils is a Montreal-based company, but their aesthetic is fully Scandinavian. The clean, modern lines of their Laurent Collection add quiet sophistication to a space. Bring this trend into your home by choosing simple lighting fixtures with clean modern lines. Look for sleek materials like metal and wood, and steer clear of ornate shapes or fabric shades.
When designing Alphabeta Lamp, I wanted to create a system, in which you can combine shades to create your very own lamp. I wanted to allow the users to create their customized lamps by combining different pieces – like letters in the alphabet. — Luca Nichetto
Hem Design Studio’s popular Alphabeta line of lamps have been popular for years, and they debuted a new addition to the family at Stockholm Design Week. The Alphabeta Floor Lamp comes in eight different shapes and four different color options. When you do the math, that provides the buyer with a whopping 1,024 unique configuration options. As more consumers seek a less mass-market look in their homes, I think we will see more options for customization in home decor — without the custom price tag.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. We believe objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
Finnish design brand Iittala founds their designs in the idea that home decor should be more than just beautiful. It should be functional, durable, and classic, so that you never think of throwing it away. Iittala wants to combat what they call “throwawayism” by creating pieces with timeless appeal. I think their Vitriini collection of decorative boxes is a prime example of this. These gorgeous glass boxes are expertly made and stunningly beautiful. They are a perfect example of elevating simple organization to something beautiful.
Are you on board with adding these Scandinavian design trends into your home? Even if your home isn’t decorated in Scandi style, I think you can still draw inspiration from these beautiful pieces!