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100 Scandinavian Design Finds

From Simplistic Frame Furniture to Earthy Swedish Abodes

— April 3, 2015 — Art & Design
When one thinks of Scandinavian design, simplicity and elegance come to mind. These examples include architectural projects and furniture pieces that embody a sleek and understated air.

Marrying aesthetics with function, Scandinavian designers are known for experimenting with form and shape without ever sacrificing practicality. Standouts from this list include natural wood seating and table designs that are perfect for contemporary spaces along with general household goods that are designed to keep one's kitchen and office organized.

In addition to more contemporary examples, this list also zones in on traditional Scandinavian decor and features residences that feature a heavy use of retro wood paneling along with furnishings that are made using cultural craftsmanship techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.
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Cozy Candle Homes
Cozy Candle Homes
The Lighthouse Lantern Presents a Danish Design
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99
Chic Understated Boomboxes
Chic Understated Boomboxes
The Vifa Helsinki Portable Speaker Is Cute Enough to Carry
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98
Modernist Educational Institutions
Modernist Educational Institutions
The Dalarna Media Library by ADEPT Embraces Simplistic Design
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97
Swedish Sunset Wallpapers
Swedish Sunset Wallpapers
These Sandberg Collections Are Inspired by the Swedish Winter Landscape
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96
Monochromatic Interior Designs
Monochromatic Interior Designs
Project Plzen by OOOOX Boasts Only Black and White with Some Wood
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95
Faceted Monochromatic Lighting
Faceted Monochromatic Lighting
The Zebra Lamp Collection by Moloform is Minimalist and Modern
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94
Scandinavian-japanese Sculptures
Scandinavian-japanese Sculptures
The Studio Arhoj Pieces Present a Merger Between Cultures
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93
Fisherman's Wharf Illuminators
Fisherman's Wharf Illuminators
The Buoy Lamp by Sweden's TAF is Perfect for Modern Mariners
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92
Distinct Brick Residences
Distinct Brick Residences
The Herringbone House by Atelier ChanChan is Modernly Angular
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91
Angular Joint Furnishings
Angular Joint Furnishings
The Woodkid Chair by Andreason and Leibel is a Fresh Take on Tradition
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90
Luxurious Tweed Blankets
Luxurious Tweed Blankets
These Luxury Throw Blankets by Roros are Beautifully Designed
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89
Highlighter Hardwood Abodes
Highlighter Hardwood Abodes
The Humlegarden Apartment Project by Tham & Videgård Architects
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88
Concentrically Ribbed Bowls
Concentrically Ribbed Bowls
Halo by Benjamin Hubert Ensures Slowly Ripening Fruit
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87
Minimalist Grandmother Clocks
Minimalist Grandmother Clocks
The Tick Tock Wooden Clock Has a Timeless Style and Simplicity
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86
Acrylic Top Tables
Acrylic Top Tables
Minis by Peter Johansen is Changeable and Lightweight
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85
Paring Lumber Clothes Pegs
Paring Lumber Clothes Pegs
The Peel Coatrack Resembles a Shedding Husk to Supply Handy Hooks
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84
Handicraft-Covered Chairs
Handicraft-Covered Chairs
Serena Confalonieri's Mothers Day Furniture Represents Stereotypes
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83
Vibrant Scandinavian Candles
Vibrant Scandinavian Candles
Sjandinavisk Celebrates its Homeland With These Fragrant Votives
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82
Stylishly Sturdy Seating
Stylishly Sturdy Seating
Form Us With Love Design a Chic and Simple Ikea Chair
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81
Bubbling Futuristic Buildings
Bubbling Futuristic Buildings
The Nobel Sphere Concept is Whimsically Transparent
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80
One-Armed Seating
One-Armed Seating
Kate Pashinova's Hugo Chair Adopts a Scandinavian Style
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79
Designer Denim House Rugs
Designer Denim House Rugs
These Area Rugs are Made Using Only Patches from Jean Brands
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78
Sleek Scandinavian Seats
Sleek Scandinavian Seats
The DC09 by Inoda+Sveje Design Studio is a Piece of Postmodern Perfection
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77
Architectural Kitchen Accessories
Architectural Kitchen Accessories
These Dry Food Containers are Both Functional and Attractive
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76
Scoop-Like Lighting
Scoop-Like Lighting
The Collar Lamp by Jordi Lopez Aguilo Boasts a Rotating Lampshade
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75
Alabaster Swedish Residences
Alabaster Swedish Residences
This Palmgren House is Located Among Sweden's Snow-Filled Hills
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74
Deconstructed-Pant Carpets
Deconstructed-Pant Carpets
Nudie Jeans' Post Recycled Denim Rugs are Fashionably Eco-Friendly
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73
Earthy Swedish Villas
Earthy Swedish Villas
This Woodland Villa Enhances the Quality of the Landscape
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72
Alienesque Wicker Lighting
Alienesque Wicker Lighting
The Made in Mimbre Main Line are Otherworldly and Modern
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71
Revitalized Retro Seating
Revitalized Retro Seating
This Collection of Drop Chairs is Modern and Customizable
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70
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
Wind-Blown Bouquet Holders
A Curved Vase was Inspired by the Arching Shapes of Costal Trees
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69
Modern Monochromatic Candles
Modern Monochromatic Candles
The Lanes Collector's Edition Candles by BYREDO Boasts Clean Graphics
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68
Towering Taper Holders
Towering Taper Holders
Holy Candlesticks by Anki Gneib are Monuments to Natural Illumination
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67
Playful Contemporary Kitchenware
Playful Contemporary Kitchenware
Ole Jensen Designs Minimalist Cooking Tools for Room Copenhagen
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66
Shop-Integrated Abodes
Shop-Integrated Abodes
The FIKA House by ON Design Doubles as a Store
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65
Dangling Lampshade Lighting
Dangling Lampshade Lighting
The Pull Lamp by Whatswhat is Quirkily Adjustable
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64
Mismatched Coat Hangers
Mismatched Coat Hangers
Pedersen + Lennard's Single Hook Mixes Handmade and Machine-made Materials
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63
Minimalist Rocking Chair Concepts
Minimalist Rocking Chair Concepts
The Felix Chair by Frederic Richard for PER/USE is Contemporary
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62
Prop Stylist Homes
Prop Stylist Homes
Joanna Laven Expertly Decorates Her Stockholm Apartment
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61
Cylindrical Cushioned Couches
Cylindrical Cushioned Couches
The Benkt Bench and Blanket by Gunzler.Polmar is Minimalist Modern
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60
Hovering Swedish Villas
Hovering Swedish Villas
The 'Villa Blabar' Accommodates a Sloping Site
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59
Provocative Pin-Up Furniture
Provocative Pin-Up Furniture
The Unbutton Collection is Inspired by Pin-Up Models' Clothing
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58
Winged Minimalist Couches
Winged Minimalist Couches
The Fly Lounge Series by Space Copenhagen Boasts Built-In Side Tables
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57
Campfire Lighting
Campfire Lighting
The Lola Wood Light Emits a Soft and Dewy Glow
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56
Rustic Woodland Havens
Rustic Woodland Havens
This Cozy Lakeside Cabin Enhances Family Time
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55
Mirrored Tiered Lighting
Mirrored Tiered Lighting
The Boll Lamp by Jonathan Dorthe Look Inspired by Rice Terraces
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54
Sled-Shaped Benches
Sled-Shaped Benches
These Sleigh Outdoor Benches are Scandinavian-Inspired
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53
Storybook Swing Sets
Storybook Swing Sets
The Fugle Swing by Christina Fesmire Rereads the Recrational Form
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52
Simple Scandinavian Furnishings
Simple Scandinavian Furnishings
Ferm LIVING's Latest Collection Shows Ample Design Restraint
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51
Minimalist Hunching Lighting
Minimalist Hunching Lighting
The Snovsen Lamp by MadeByWho is Inspired by Geometric Shapes
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50
Built-In Planter Furniture
Built-In Planter Furniture
Ben Robinson Designs a Minimalist Coffee Table with Embedded Bowls
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49
Neon-Trimmed Furnishings
Neon-Trimmed Furnishings
These Gaspard Graulich Designs are Filled with Personality
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48
Utilitarian City Bikes
Utilitarian City Bikes
This Contemporary Bike Ride is Sturdy and Stunning
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47
Pristine Minimalist Hotels
Pristine Minimalist Hotels
The Miss Clara Hotel in Stockholm is Housed in an Art Nouveau Building
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46
Scandinavian-Inspired Seating
Scandinavian-Inspired Seating
The Nerd Chair Collection by David Geckeler is Timeless and Durable
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45
Cabinetlike Scullery Counters
Cabinetlike Scullery Counters
The Scandinavian-Inspired Bornholm Kitchen by Susan Serra
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44
Residence Resembling Retail Spaces
Residence Resembling Retail Spaces
The Fiu Fiu Warsaw Shop Features Angular Architecture Accents
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43
Cross-Cultural Teapots
Cross-Cultural Teapots
Sucabaruca Coffee Set Embodies a Rich Blend of International Inspirations
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42
Store-Inspired Homes
Store-Inspired Homes
The FIKA House by ON Design Partners is Like a Stylish Thrift Shop
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41
White Scandinavian Apartments
White Scandinavian Apartments
This Kiev Apartment Features a Layout Free From Clutter
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40
Cute Two-Faced Cottages
Cute Two-Faced Cottages
The Chameleon Cabin Masquerades as Black or White Marble, View Dependent
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39
Contemporary Scandinavian Seating
Contemporary Scandinavian Seating
Ondarrata's Curved Chair Boasts a Sleek and Retro-Inspired Look
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38
Drought-Conscious Shower Systems
Drought-Conscious Shower Systems
The Shower of the Future Recycles 90 Percent of the Water It Uses
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37
Criss Cross Chairs
Criss Cross Chairs
The Lucky Love Chair will Surely Bring Luck in Matters of the Heart
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36
Scandinavian Summer Homes
Scandinavian Summer Homes
This Swedish Summer Home is the Perfect Getaway
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35
Yarn-Threaded Chairs
Yarn-Threaded Chairs
Sofie Brunner's Choice of Material for Her Seat Design is Fun and Unusu
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34
Angular Wooden Family Retreats
Angular Wooden Family Retreats
This Mountain Lodge Cabin is Abstractly Unique and Comfortably Warm
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Modular Interior Playgrounds
Modular Interior Playgrounds
The Sjotorget Kindergarten by Rotstein Arkitekter Drives Creativity
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Potato Chip-Inspired Seating
Potato Chip-Inspired Seating
The Lastu Stool by Juhani Horelli is a Twist on Scandinavian Design
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Vibrant Scandinavian Seating
Vibrant Scandinavian Seating
The Scoop Chair by KiBiSi is a Mishmash of Everyday Inspiration
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Minimalist Scandinavian Timepieces
Minimalist Scandinavian Timepieces
The South-Lane Urbaner Collection Displays Modern Versatility
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Arcing Minimalist Furniture
Arcing Minimalist Furniture
The Kaari Table by Juhani Horelli is Inspired by Bridges
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Cozy Compact Apartment Designs
Cozy Compact Apartment Designs
The Monochrome Natalia Akimov Apartment Design is Bold and Warm
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Turbine-Inspired Lighting
Turbine-Inspired Lighting
Alberto Puchetti's Aerodrome Table Lamp is Sleek and Sculptural
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White Glass Mansions
White Glass Mansions
This Seaside Villa in Denmark is Contemporary and Comfortable
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Upside-Down Coffee Makers
Upside-Down Coffee Makers
The Wilfa SVART Manuell Makes Coffee the Opposite Way
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Irregular Cubic Homes
Irregular Cubic Homes
This Prefabricated House is Low on Cost and High on Space
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Artist-Designed Wall Decor
Artist-Designed Wall Decor
The Lisa Congdon for Hygge & West Collection is Modern and Geometric
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Sleek Scandinavian Apartments
Sleek Scandinavian Apartments
This Stockholm Residence Celebrates Organic Materials
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Felt-Slung Seating
Felt-Slung Seating
Matthew Claudel's Chair Embodies the Simple Charm of Scandinavian Design
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Concrete-Cast Candle Sets
Concrete-Cast Candle Sets
Concrete Geometric Candle Holders Mix Warmth with Cool Design
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Sleek Factory Furniture
Sleek Factory Furniture
The Raft Table and Stool Puts a Contemporary Spin on Industrial Designs
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18
Scandinavian Interior Photography
Scandinavian Interior Photography
Krista Keltanen Captures Minimalist Finnish Spaces
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Boxy Bed Advertising
Boxy Bed Advertising
The IKEA 'You Can Get More' Campaign Offers a Complete Set of Packages
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Simplistic Frame Furniture
Simplistic Frame Furniture
This Scandinavian Furniture by Sam Grieg Stresses Simplicity & Cohesion
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Sculptural Origami Illuminators
Sculptural Origami Illuminators
The Zebra Pendant Lamp Collection from Moloform is Geometric
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14
Hand-Made Minimalist Hangers
Hand-Made Minimalist Hangers
The Hand-Forged Clothes Hangers Exemplify Scandinavian Minimalism
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Subtly Quirky Furniture
Subtly Quirky Furniture
The MaaK Design Studio Creates Playful and Sophisticated Pieces
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12
Sunken Scandinavian Sanctuaries
Sunken Scandinavian Sanctuaries
Vaaler Kirke Church is a New Take on an Old Architectural Language
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11
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Cubicco Created This Resilient Dwellings Designed for Well-Being
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10
Magnificent Mirror Image Abodes
Magnificent Mirror Image Abodes
These Twin Houses by William O'Brian Jr. Are Minimalist and Modern
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9
Intricate Origami Dining Sets
Intricate Origami Dining Sets
The 'Playtime' Collection Folds to Form Striking Furniture
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8
Flat-Pack Wooden Furniture
Flat-Pack Wooden Furniture
Pedersen + Lennard's Ingvar Range is Inspired by IKEA
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7
Scandinavian-Inspired Holiday Cards
Scandinavian-Inspired Holiday Cards
The Wooded Hills Christmas Card Collection is Contemporary
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6
Backyard Grill Houses
Backyard Grill Houses
'Arctic Finland House' Sells Personal Scandinavian Grill Houses
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5
Stylish Sofa Beds
Stylish Sofa Beds
Matthew Lewis Hill Rethinks the Traditional Convertible Couch
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4
Yarn-Wrapped Lighting
Yarn-Wrapped Lighting
The Nul and Nul 5 Lamps by K-O-N-T-O is Simple and Sculptural
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3
Stringed Swaying Seats
Stringed Swaying Seats
The GRO^ Rocking Horse Expresses Itself as a Minimalist Timber Frame
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2
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
These MeaMea Coffee Tables are Environmentally Friendly and Chic
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Serene Scandavian Backyard Studios
Serene Scandavian Backyard Studios
This Backyard Studio Offers a Quiet Space for Work & Relaxation
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