Scandinavia was having an influence on our interiors long before we all learned the correct way to pronounce hygge (which is hue-guh… or possibly hoo-ga, but definitely not higgy).
In fact, we can look back nearly 100 years and first see the shapes and styles of modern Scandinavian design emerging, then being embraced internationally a few decades later.
Kaare Klint, Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen and later Jens Rissom, Hans Wegner and Verner Panton were all producing pieces lauded for their simple, functional style, fluid forms, and use of natural materials, particularly wood.
The 1950s were considered a golden age for Scandinavian design, but it is back in vogue today – its appeal proving timeless.
Nordic House has introduced a new collection that takes its cues from that golden age. It’s hero is the Mid-century-inspired – and enticingly named – Lotta Chill Out Chair in white oiled birch with a high back, seat cushions and padded headrest.
There is a clean simplicity to the rest of the range, which is handcrafted in Sweden from birch and oak, and is exclusive to Nordic House in the UK. The colour palette is confined to natural wood, dark grey and white – painted, washed or oiled.
Including seats, console table, benches, shelves, and cabinets, the Scandi-chic furniture can be used any where in the home, and suits any season or decorating style, from contemporary to modern country. Leave dressed down, or accessorise with throws and furs for that cuddlesome hygge feel.