Minimalism and Functionalism

Coming from an area with dramatic weather conditions, and a history of poverty before industrialization, Scandinavians are traditionally modest, practical, home-oriented and aware of their natural surroundings. These are all qualities that have translated into their design. The popular aesthetic began in the 1950s with architecture and furniture; it was influenced by the functional Bauhaus movement in Germany and minimal French Purism. Mixing these two approaches with a practical attitude and a focus on craftsmanship resulted in designs that addressed people’s needs by being heavily technical and versatile, but also timeless and elegant in their simplicity. With beauty found in stripping unnecessary elements away, the Scandinavian design philosophy has become a way of life and is prominent worldwide. It fits perfectly with contemporary lifestyles and offers solutions that meet the demands of hectic urban environments, without having to compromise style for durability or comfort.

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9 Standout Staples Of Scandinavian Style
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