The Gävle Goat (Gävlebocken) is a traditional Christmas display erected annually at Slottstorget in central Gävle, Sweden.
A good designer’s work has a clear identity; that special, personal signature, which tells you immediately that a piece bears their hallmark.
Uuni means simply ‘oven’ in Finnish, but this is no run-of-the-mill kitchen appliance.
The philosophy of design icon Georg Jensen was to create democratic designs that combined functionality and beauty.
When you think of the novelist Virginia Woolf, it’s unlikely that ‘bright’ and ‘dazzling’ are two of the first words that spring to mind.
This exciting new pouffe from MATERIA has got design wrapped around its core.
Norwegian designer Runa Klock has been working with Moving Mamas, a social enterprise scheme created to help refugee women integrate and support themselves, through collaboration with industry.
Rolf and Mette Hay are the husband-and-wife team behind the eponymous Danish design brand.
For the first time ever, an Icelandic designer has featured in the extraordinary spectacle that is the annual J Summer Fashion Show.
Finnish designer Jonas Hakaniemi is reluctant to talk about his latest creation… a backpack bag.
At the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday, the spotlight was comprehensively stolen by Nu’s friend, the avant garde designer Bea Szenfeld, as her fascinating and freaky paper costumes filled the stage.
When it comes to biomimetics, or the science of design that mimics nature, reptiles and birds tend to get all the best gigs. However, thanks to scientists at Sweden’s Lund University, the brown long-eared bat might be about to get its moment in the sun.
How a rubbish mountain generated by a music festival led to two young Scandinavian designers picking up a Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ Award…
Swedish duo Bernadotte & Kylberg (B&K), has created an iconic series of timeless vases and bowls with bold, artistic patterns and a mix of enamel and aluminium, for Danish design brand Stelton’s new design family ‘Nordic’. The Stockholm Collection is inspired by the Stockholm Archipelago and the Baltic Sea.
A wardrobe crisis, her mother’s keffiyeh scarves, and a little perfect timing have seen young Danish designer Cecilie Jørgensen make a meteoric ascent in the fickle world of fashion.
Sarah Otley is a Concept Architect for Sweden’s H&M-owned fashion chain Monki, where she is responsible for store strategy and brand storytelling through layout, furniture and installation design.
Inspired by ‘Marble Machine Culture’ Swedish band Wintergatan’s latest hand-built wooden Music Machine has to be seen to be believed. Whereas Scandinavian design usually strips objects back to sleek form and function, this is a symphony (see what we did there?) of gears, leavers and 2000 marbles, taking the simple music box to an insanely complex level.
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The attraction of nature is a deeply embedded human trait. We have nurtured this love by bringing more of nature into our homes and public spaces.
Remember the children’s game to draw a body by individually adding elements without seeing the previous player’s creation?
Launched in January this year, Frida Larsen’s debut collection, which features vintage prints by ‘Liberty London,’ was created exclusively for the UK capital’s Fashion and Textile Museum. Every piece in the collection is made of silk and combines retro styling with timeless glamour, but updated with a Scandinavian aesthetic that flatters modern shapes.
Markku Salo has just been named as the 2015 recipient of the Kaj Franck Design Prize (KFDP) in Finland.