Famous Nordic design

Nordic design are characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

The Nordic design was not fully recognised until the 1950s. Since then, many Nordic designers have made a global mark by creating unique designs and brands.


Nordic famous designers

Nordic design is often associated with furniture and glass, and through time, the Nordic countries produced a lot of world-famous designers. Nordic designers like Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Bruno Mathsson are all foreground figures for the traditional Nordic design with functionality and practicality.

The inspiration often comes from Nordic nature. Nordic design is more than just design; it is a whole concept. Regardless of their furniture, textile or glass, the products all have one thing in common- rigour and simple design.


The new Nordic trend

A new Nordic trend is “democratic design”, which means the prices for design must be affordable so most people can buy it.

A good example is the big furniture chain IKEA, which often works with young, talented Nordic designers. Another example is H&M's collaborations with world-leading fashion designers like Stella McCartney and Versace.

The idea that beautiful and functional everyday objects should be affordable to the wealthy is a core theme in the development of modernism and functionalism.


Famous Nordic design brands


Famous Nordic fashion brands