Stockholm Design Week exhibition in Stockholm, February 6-12, 2017
Many people associate the Scandinavian style with glossy white tiles, white walls, the absence of heavy textiles on the windows and an abundance of wooden textures. I decided to understand all the subtleties of this style at Stockholm design week.
The first thing that interested me was the work with color. I didn’t expect to see so many color combinations from the Scandinavians. They skillfully combine gray with salmon, coral with blue. We are used to following fashion, and the world of interior design is no exception. The Scandinavians dictate the fashion for color and shape. In my opinion, two trendy colors are emerald and salmon. Gold and brass decorative elements are back in fashion. Coffee tables made of natural stone also attracted my attention.
As for the furniture, the designers were inspired by Art Nouveau, and the abundance of curved shapes is proof of this. Designers also think about people’s comfort: sofas that take the shape of your body, high-backed chairs where you can abstract yourself from the hustle and bustle around you, balls that replace work chairs in office spaces.
There is only one conclusion: the Scandinavians definitely know a lot about modern high-quality design, and we can only use their experience in our new projects.