2019’s design trends have been revealed at IMM Cologne 2019, and Nordic Style is one of them!
IMM Cologne is one of the most important furnishing fairs, and it’s where the most important design brands present their novelties and trends for the year. Nordic Style is one of them, and, in a conference with the designer Morten Knarim, he explained the concept of the style in a Norwegian way. Continue scrolling to know more and discover which scandinavian lighting pieces would be the perfect choice for your contemporary home décor.
“Picture the North. Rugged landscapes and clear blue waters, dramatic horizons reflected in breath-taking fjords. A place filled with talent and imaginations always ready to inspire new ideas in design”, Morten Skaerpe Knarum
Nordic design is also known as Scandinavian design and it is one of the leading styles, chosen by architects and interior designers. It’s a style that can be defined by deep colors, strong contrasts, clean lines, and, most important, aesthetics and functionality are always holding hands. It’s like looking at a Norwegian landscape: strong contrasts, clean lines and beauty that enchants us!
Morten Knarim and Jonas Norheim are known for their marvelous work developed regarding nordic design. The two designers have a main goal: “The ability to bring social agendas into design, even enlisting the help of incarcerated men and women to manufacturer their Bake Me a Cake table lamp. In Nothern’s debut collection, they five full expression to their combined talents, designing multifunctional furniture, modular shelving and discreet lighting”.
Scandinavian design is about thinking of our decisions that can have a huge impact in the environment. That is why recycled materials, natural material, raw textures, and simplicity are keys to achieve this style décor. Every piece is seen as having another function besides the one that what first planned for.
This is exactly what Morten’s team is working on: seeing beyond the logical functionality, so the design piece can have a surprise factor. Morten has design this cabinet, inspired by the sixties, where the mini bars has mirrors inside, so it would reflect the beautiful bottles. They thought differently and created this cabinet that can be a design piece for your contemporary living room décor, and bam! It’s also a mini bar! They chose to put the mirror on the outside, so it would reflect the minimalistic décor.
SCANDINAVIAN LIGHTING DESIGNS
Ike Chandelier is a perfect example of how a scandinavian design lamp can be the center of attention of a minimalistic dining room décor. Ike is handmade in brass and aluminum and you can choose anotehr color, finish and size and create your own lighting design piece!
Coltrane is one of the best sellers of DeligthFULL – the Portuguese mid-century lighting company – and we can understand why! It captures the sense of minimalism and simplicity, without loosing class!
You can see more of these minimalistic lighting design at IMM Cologne 2019, in Hall 11.1 | Stand D003.