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Scandinavian furniture design is known for its golden era in the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by simplicity, minimalism, functionality and democratic in the sense that everyday objects should be affordable for not only the wealthy, but for all.
The democratic Scandinavian design ideals have survived and a new movement is positioned with the creative Nordic platform Muuto. The name Muuto is inspired by the Finnish word “muutos”, which means change or new perspective. The name itself is a new wave of Scandinavian design success where the best handpicked design talents and leading contemporary designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are given the freedom to express their individual story through everyday objects.
This new movement and chapter to the Scandinavian design tradition begin with the Muuto New Nordic collection consisting of furniture, lightning and accessories. The collection vary from the Wood Lamp by the Stockholm based design studio TAF Architects, that provides a low-tech counterweight desk lamp with a iconic and modern expression to the Raw Side Table by the Swedish designer Jens Fager.
The Raw collection consisting of handmade table, chair and candlestick is based on rough and intuitive interpretations of iconic everyday objects with a modern Nordic colour palette.
The Crushed Bowl by the Copenhagen based JDS Architects manifests big-scale architecture to small-scale objects. The geometric principals are still very strong, but the pure lines of the classics have now been combined with something more fluid. Another everyday object that captures the New Nordic wave is Under the Bell lamp by the Iskos-Berlin. The recyclable plastic, which the lamp is made of, absorbs sound and improves the acoustics in the room. It almost creates a space within the space. Last but not least the Visu chair by the Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen combines the old Scandinavian furniture traditions with a fresh feeling of lightness and modernity.
A hallmark of Scandinavian design is the respect for simple materials such as wood, steel, canvas, glass and cork combined with the Nordic natural light, traditional craftsmanship, classic lines and forms from the Scandinavian furniture masters from the 1950s and 1960s.