Scandinavian mid century furniture

The scandinavian design movement had it’s inception at the beginning of the 20th century, but didn’t flourish later until the mid century throughout all the Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway & Iceland. The New York based Lunning Prize which was awarded to all the Scandinavian designers between 1951-1970 was instrumental in making this happen.

Names such as Bruno Mathsson, Astrid Sampe, Hans Brattrud, Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen are names one might associate with being pioneers of the movement, resulting in the contemporary Scandinavian design.

Scandinavian mid century furniture has lately been amassing international recognition for it’s elegant yet practical design. This modern minimalistic approach to household appliances has attracted people from across all different walks of life.

Where do you find quality scandinavian mid century furniture?

We at Noma Nordic have built long and trusting relationships with Scandinavia’s best craftsmen. We buy our furniture from smaller, traditional shops. These suppliers all operate with the essence of Scandinavian design in mind: durability, ergonomic, simplicity – but also with more abstract values such as minimalism, equality and joy.

Finding furniture made by craftsmen who understand the roots of the movement is key in guaranteeing that you are purchasing a high-quality work of art.


Noma Nordic specializes in Scandinavian mid century furniture

Scandinavian design is something we hold close to heart. It is something that we have grown up with, and something we believe accurately summarizes and depicts what Scandinavian culture is. It is a socially inclusive, tolerant and liberal society which leads to the conclusion that it is the role of design to improve life for everyone. As a consequence, elegant and persevering craftsmanship to a reasonable price is preferred.

We make certain that every aspect of the furniture we sell is to the highest of standards. Everything from textiles, ceramics, glass and more is controlled to be able to live up to your expectations.


Examples of iconic Scandinavian Design

The PH-lamp by Danish designer Poul Henningsen was designed year 1926 to eliminate visual glare, only displaying reflected light. Henningsen’s lamp is still in production today.

Arne Jacobsens famous Egg chair is another great example. It was designed in 1958 and can still commonly be found in all different manners of households and workplaces in Scandinavia.

The Tulip side table was designed by Eero Saarinen in the year 1956 which resulted in a great amount of success for him. Yet again a design that is still commonly found in Scandinavia today.

Aalvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood in the late 1920’s. This resulted in the Artek stool.

Hans J. Wegner’s wishbone chair has been in continuous production since its introduction in the 50’s.

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