Nordic design is famous for simplicity and functionality

Nordic design is famous for simplicity and functionality

Jeppe Sorensen-Normann Copenhagen

Jeppe Sorensen-Normann Copenhagen

Nordic design is simple and solid elegance

Nordic design are characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

The Nordic design was not fully recognised until the 1950’s. 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 nature. Nordic design is more than just design, it is a whole concept. The products, regardless 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.

A good 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
  • Ecco - Denmark
  • Filippa K - Sweden
  • Helly Hansen - Norway
  • J. Lindeberg - Sweden


 

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Famous Nordic Shopping Streets

Biblioteksstan

Biblioteksstan

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Strøget Shopping Street

Strøget Shopping Street

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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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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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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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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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Galleria Esplanad

Galleria Esplanad

The Galleria Esplanad is a top choice in connection with high-end shopping in Helsinki

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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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