How to do minimal the proper Scandi way
The minimal trend is here to stay (at least for a good while anyway). With homes growing ever smaller the minimal look is now needed more than ever to keep our homes feeling light and as uncluttered as possible. After all, our homes are our castles - even if we can’t swing a kitten in them. The way the Scandi’s style it of course is the most authentic way and as a result their design aesthetic is so hot right now. So here are our favourite pieces to help create a visual world of Scandi design for the modern lifestyle.
First up is the Danish brand Hay who create a range of seriously beautiful but understated furniture and homeware. Their range extends from a customisable three-seater sofa to an artfully shaped paperclip. Their HQ in Denmark is an incredibly elegant three-floored, airy showroom and they have recently opened their first UK outlet in the similarly civilized city of Bath.
The Skandium store, which was opened in London in 1999, was part of the early beginnings of the minimalist trend as we know it today. This beautiful marble clock is a subtle nod to the trend as well as being timeless in its design. It also comes in black if you’re more darkly minded.
Tom Dixon’s range Eclectic features a series copper, geometric, stationary that is so precise it could easily pass for Scandi design. From an octagonal bookmark to a satisfyingly weighty compass, the pieces look stylish as a collection but also stand up to scrutiny as singular items.
If you’re partial to a tipple at home then why not serve your drinks in these elegant glasses by Lee Broom? The trio are called ‘On the Rocks’ and comprise of a champagne coupe, a wine glass and a martini glass. They are made up of lead crystal vessels fused to solid Carrara marble bases and are bound to become design icons.
If you’re looking for some guidance with the clearing out before you buy in new items or wondering how to style the new buys then find inspiration from the Pinterest world of ‘Age of Minimalism’. You’ll wish everything you owned was white and made of natural materials.
If your home is sorted and you're looking for a minimalist upgrade for your 'home-on-the-go' tech then you can't go far wrong with the chic wooden phone case collection from Native Union. Alternatively, if you’re a tablet person then maybe consider the Elmwood iPad case which is made of a soft brushed canvas and comes in three colours with a bold colour-pop band.