Nordic design is known for simplicity and functionality

Nordic design is known for simplicity and functionality

Jeppe Sorensen-Normann Copenhagen

Jeppe Sorensen-Normann Copenhagen

Famous Scandinavia Design

Nordic and Scandinavian design are characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

The Nordic design was not fully recognised until the 1950s. Since then, many nordic designers have made a global mark by creating unique designs and brands.


Nordic famous designers

Nordic design is often associated with furniture and glass, and through time the Nordic countries produced a lot of world-famous designers. Nordic designers like Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Mathsson are all foreground figures for the traditional Nordic design with its functionality and practicality.

The inspiration often comes from the Nordic nature. Nordic design is more than just design - it is a whole concept. The products, regardless of its furniture, textile or glass, they all have one thing in common- rigour and simple design.


The New Nordic Trend

A new Nordic trend is “democratic design”, which means the prices for design must be affordable for most people can buy it.

An excellent example of this is the big furniture chain IKEA, who often works with young talented Nordic designers. Another example is H&M with collaborations through the years with world-leading fashion designers like Stella McCartney and Versace.

The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects should be affordable, not only to the wealthy but to all – is a core theme in the development of modernism and functionalism.


Famous Nordic design brands
  • Arabia - Finland
  • Bo Concept - Denmark
  • Design House Stockholm - Sweden
  • Bang & Olufsen - Denmark
  • Hrim - Iceland
  • Iittala - Finland
  • Royal Copenhagen - Denmark
  • Ikea - Sweden
  • Georg Jensen - Denmark
  • Marimekko - Finland
  • Orrefors - Sweden
  • Stokke - Norway
  • Umemi - Iceland
  • Varier Furniture - Norway

Famous Nordic fashion brands


 

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Famous Nordic Brands

ECCO

ECCO

Ecco is a famous Danish shoe brand with shops all over the world.

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Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen is beautiful Danish design and is often used by the Danes as a present.

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Lego

Lego

Lego® is world-leader in toys, and the company has the headquarter in Billund in Denmark, where you also can visit the first Legoland in the world.

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Filippa K

Filippa K

Filippa K is a Swedish brand which was founded in 1993 and now one of Sweden`s leading fashion brands.

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H & M

H & M

From a single women’s wear shop in Västerås, Sweden, to six different brands and around 4000 stores all around the world.

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Lindex

Lindex

Lindex is one of the leading fashion chains in Europe and they offers cosmetic and affordable fashion for women, kids and men.

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Where to Shop Nordic Design

Biblioteksstan

Biblioteksstan

Biblioteksstan is the most exclusive shopping area in Stockholm

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Strøget Shopping Street

Strøget Shopping Street

The pedestrian street Strøget in Copenhagen is Denmark`s shopping street number one, where you can find all Danish as well as international brands.

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Karl Johan Shopping Street

Karl Johan Shopping Street

This is the main shopping street which goes from the Central Station square to the Royal Palace.

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Drottninggatan Shopping Street

Drottninggatan Shopping Street

Drottninggatan shopping and walking street is long, exciting and full of surprises.

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Pohjoisesplanadi Shopping Street

Pohjoisesplanadi Shopping Street

Pohjoisesplanadi is main shopping tourist street in Helsinki, and it is a one kilometre long street in the centre of Helsinki

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Design District Helsinki

Design District Helsinki

One of the most exciting and interesting shopping areas in Helsinki.

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Why Visit the Nordic Countries

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

From September to April you can watch the Northern Lights in Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Greenland

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The Norway Fjords

The Norway Fjords

Get an overview here of the Norwegian fjords surrounded by towering mountains

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Exciting Nordic Cities

Exciting Nordic Cities

Get here insights in the Nordic capitals and Gothenburg in Sweden

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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

One of best ways to discover the Nordic countries.

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Nordic UNESCO Heritage

Nordic UNESCO Heritage

In the Nordic countries you find many sites on the UNESCO Heritage list

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Nordic Royal Monarchies

Nordic Royal Monarchies

There are three kingdoms in the Nordic countries - in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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New Nordic Cuisine

New Nordic Cuisine

The Nordic countries have a rich culinary heritage, and the Nordic gourmet kitchen using a wide variety of local products.

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Nordic Art and Culture

Nordic Art and Culture

The Nordic countries are rich in music, film, literature, art and pioneers of modern design. International interest in Nordic arts and culture has been growing steadily.

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Nordic Shopping Malls

Magasin du Nord

Magasin du Nord

Magasin du Nord is a first choice shopping destination that enjoys a perfect location in the heart of the city.

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Gallerian Shopping Mall

Gallerian Shopping Mall

Galleria is one of Stockholm`s newest big shopping malls with all kind of excting offers.

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Åhlens Shopping Mall

Åhlens Shopping Mall

Åhlens Shopping Mall in the city center of Stockholm offers all from beauty, fashion to cafes and bars

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Nordstan Shopping Mall

Nordstan Shopping Mall

In one of the Nordic leading shopping centre are 200 shops offering the latest in all possible areas?

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Field's

Field's

Field`s one of Denmark`s newest and biggest shopping malls, close to Copenhagen International Airport by metro.

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Mall of Scandinavia

Mall of Scandinavia

Welcome to Stockholm`s brand new shopping mall offering all kind of exciting shopping and entertainment in a new way.

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Illum Shopping Center

Illum Shopping Center

ILLUM is Copenhagen's premium department store.

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House of Oslo

House of Oslo

Explore Norway's largest shopping centre dedicated to design and lifestyle,

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Sandvika Shopping Mall

Sandvika Shopping Mall

Sandvika Shopping Mall offers you everything you want - and a little extra.

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What to See & Do in the Nordic Countries

Top Outdoor Experiences

Top Outdoor Experiences

One of best ways to discover the Nordic countries.

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Nordic Art and Culture

Nordic Art and Culture

The Nordic countries are rich in music, film, literature, art and pioneers of modern design. International interest in Nordic arts and culture has been growing steadily.

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Nordic Shopping Guide

Nordic Shopping Guide

The Nordic region is world-renowned for their interior- and clothing designs. Here you have a guide with some tips where to shop in the Nordic countries.

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Discover Nordic Architecture

Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House

The Opera House is the new landmark for Oslo.

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The Royal Danish Opera House

The Royal Danish Opera House

The new royal opera house is an architectural masterpiece.

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Harpa

Harpa

Iceland`s biggest concert hall is also one of Iceland`s most impressive architecture Buildings.

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Aros Art Museum

Aros Art Museum

Aros Museum is a must-see attraction and at the same time an architecture highlight in Denmark

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8TALLET

8TALLET

8TALLET follows the pattern of architectural masterpieces in Ørestad in Copenhagen.

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National Aquarium Denmark

National Aquarium Denmark

In Northern Europe's largest aquarium you can discover the ocean wildlife from all over the world and one of Denmark`s architectural pearls.

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Löyly Design Sauna

Löyly Design Sauna

Spoil yourself in one of the new absolutely top highlights in Helsinki.

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The SkyView

The SkyView

The views of Stockholm from Sky View are brilliant. You will explore Stockholm, built on 14 islands, in all directions and you can even see some of Stockholm’s glittering archipelago.

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Temppeliaukio Church

Temppeliaukio Church

The Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki`s most spectacular attractions, quarried out of the natural bedrock.

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