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Design in the Nordic region

  • In Finland, colors and soft textiles pervade the Nordic-themed homes. Intriguing ceramics, glassware, and charming fabric prints permeate this design.
  • In Iceland, the design concept steered the local craftsmen to create their own designs that reflected their dynamic island. Faith and folklore play a large role in Icelandic design.
  • In Norway, simplicity of form and durability were the goal of each design, integrating local craftsmanship throughout the process.
  • In Sweden, minimalist and functional furniture with clean, simple lines is preferred.

Overall, the Nordic design code relies on the craftsmanship that is visually easy on the eye. Wood is used in warm, genial tones, and rugs and palettes of cool, muted colours soften the area.

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