Scandinavian Design

The Scandinavian design philosophy is all about keeping things simple, but beautiful. Scandinavian design is a design style characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

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With a passion for design

Denmark is a small country with an enormous passion for design. Scandinavian and Danish design has become synonymous with timeless, simple and practical style – and we love it. The Scandinavian design philosophy is all about keeping things simple, but beautiful.
 
Scandinavian style and design continue to be popular and well received by international consumers, and in the Nordic countries as well. The massive interest for interiors and home design does not show sign of slowing down any time soon. As a design choice, Scandinavian style finds widespread popularity because it can be taken either high-end or more basic. While magazines often make Scandinavian design look “impossible neat and expensive”, the aesthetic can easily be modified into any home.
The fascination for “Hygge”, the Danish term that we hear everywhere is just a proof, that the Nordic lifestyle and interest for Scandinavian and Danish design has more of a global appeal than ever.
 
Traditionally many Scandinavian homes were very small and did not allow for excessive amounts stuff. While homes are being built larger now and there is more room for things, the idea of keeping a space free of clutter and mess has remained an important aspect of Scandinavian design.
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Black chairs and table with flower pots and green plants

Fine lines and simple design

Scandinavian design is a design style characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality, that emerged during the 1930s but flourished in the 1950s in the Scandinavian countries.
 
The term “Scandinavian design” originated from a design show with the same name, that travelled through the United States and Canada between 1954 and 1957. It promoted simplistic ways of living and showcased various works by Scandinavian designers.
 
The minimalist philosophy emphasized clean lines and simple designs that were inspired by nature to create the Scandinavian design. It promoted beautiful designs and quality, sustainable products that were affordable and easily accessible to people in all walks of life. Exhibitions showcasing Scandinavian design during the 1950s played an important role in the influence of the design principles in Europe and North America.
Soft grey chair in minimal setting with a black and white blanket

A bright feeling

Scandinavian interiors are typically characterized by white nuances to help keep spaces bright and accommodating, but that does not mean that we do not love colours. In the last few years, we have seen a veritable feast of shades take over from white and grey on the walls of our homes. When colours are used, they are kept soft and understated to keep the entire space feeling cohesive, uniform and bright. These calm colours make the rooms appear bright and spacious even on a dreary day.
 
There is not a lot of ornate or excessive detailing found in Danish and Scandinavian design. Modern, clean-lined, solid pieces are much more common and are a defining feature of the Danish and Scandinavian design style.
 
At Lene Bjerre, we embrace the beauty of Danish design with inspiration from the North and Scandinavian style in the combination with the trends of the time. We love to interpret Scandinavian design in a new and exciting way and let our collection tell a beautiful story.
Bamboo roomdivider and industrial depot rack with towels

The embracement of natural materials

“Scandinavian design” refers to the use of natural materials, pale colours and minimalist shapes in a beautiful combination.
 
The style does not use lots of blankets or pillows to decorate the room, but follow the philosophy “it is the little details that put its imprint in the room”. For example, a knit thrown on the couch, a colourful rug defining the lounging rum and a couple of cushions with different prints and textures to warm up the atmosphere.
 
When it comes to the choice of fabric, natural fabrics like cotton, wool and linen are preferred over synthetics and blends.

Greenery details

To spice up the bright and clean look Scandinavian design often includes greenery, it adds a fresh and natural touch to the interior design and fits perfectly into the Scandinavian style. Greenery helps live up the bright spaces by inviting a natural element inside your home. Keeping a cactus in a nice flower pot, you do not need to be a plant expert, they are easy to keep alive and give a nice calm touch to the room.

- In every Scandinavian home, plants are an essential element.

 
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Japandi trend

The embrace of Japanese simplicity and the rustic Scandinavian style, in splendid interplay, creates Japandi. Japandi is more than just a style; it is a philosophy of life - a rapidly growing interior design trend.

 

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Bamboo furniture design

Bamboo trend

At Lene Bjerre, we are proud to make nature a part of our DNA. We put a great focus on the sustainable universe and we love to invite the nature’s organic shapes and materials into our homes.

 

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Dea cabinet and decorative vases

Our collections

At Lene Bjerre, we travel the world for inspiration, finding it in objects used by people, in culture, in nature, and in different techniques.

We put our hearts into creating gorgeous collections, that is hard not to fall in love with.

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Purple velour chair and a beautiful sidetable made of wood

Our categories

We supply stores in more than 40 countries with products in as various categories as kitchen accessories, home decór, seasonal items, furniture for indoor as well as the outdoors and much, much more.

 

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