[en] The Nordic style of decoration has been expanding across the world now for many years and everything seems to indicate that this will be the trend for quite a while. It first arose at the beginning of the XX Century and came from countries in the North of Europe: Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Throughout the decades it has become more polished, losing its bucolic style and attaining simplicity. Today its practicality, simplicity and natural feel can be found in homes all over the world. These are some of the key traits that, at Viefe®, we have applied to many of our designs of knobs and handles:
Light colours whether on walls and floors or on furniture and their complements. Let’s remember that this idea comes from countries where natural light is scarce during a large part of the year and achieving light via colour is one of the best options.
Natural patterns. Many materials, textures and decorative patterns of this style originate from nature. Furniture in natural, clear, wooden colours contributes to the creation of well-lit, relaxing environments.
Natural materials. The textiles used tend to be of cotton, linen or wool. They can be plain or with floral, leaf and especially animal patterns
Simple shapes. Furniture, with pure, straight lines are above all functional. Nothing should superfluous.
Geometric patterns. Tend to be, above all, black and white and on textile accessories such as blankets, rugs and cushions.
New materials. As well as wood, the Nordic style also incorporates copper and brass, elements that add a more modern and contempporary look. However, this is always applied in small doses and by using added accessories.
Recycling. The decontextualization of materials typically found in Nordic environments allows for suitcases to be converted into coffee-tables, doors into bed-heads, ladders into shelves, etc.