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Scandi Furniture Melbourne & Sydney

At Icon By Design, one of our key furniture design influences is Scandinavian-style since we identify with its ethos of clean lines, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our solid timber Scandinavian furniture is designed to be timeless; this means it adapts seamlessly to a variety of interior styles from Scandinavian homes with light-filled interiors and neutral, natural furnishings to eclectic boho-chic apartments furnished with vibrant textural accessories or modern abodes with contemporary decor.   Whether it’s pairing one of our beautifully crafted Scandinavian tables like the Magnus or the Axel with a set of solid oak Astrid dining chairs in your dining room, or adding storage to your home office – hello, Jonas bookshelf and Bruno chest of drawers – our furniture fits right in with your lifestyle. Our Scandinavian furniture becomes an integral part of your home as your story unfolds. How about the Jolanda bed or a set of Arne Vodder bedside tables in your bedroom, seating options like the Plank or Franz armchairs paired with the Frida nesting tables in your reading nook or the Svend entertainment unit in your living room? Scandinavian furniture is furniture that’s effortless, elegant, easy. 

Which brings us to the question: what exactly is Scandinavian style?  

To put it simply, Scandinavian style is a Nordic aesthetic marked by minimalism and functionality. You probably recognise its key elements – white walls, pale wooden floors and minimalist furniture. The concept of Scandinavian design took root thanks to the talent and genius of designers like Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Eero Arnio and Ingvar Kamprad (yes, the founder of IKEA). This style that has impacted nearly every aspect of design since the early 1950s. Let’s start with a geography lesson: The area of Scandinavia emcompasses the European countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark (with Finland and Denmark often included). After World War II, new democratic social ideas were sweeping through Europe. Designers sought to reverse old ideas around beauty and status, stating that things that were previously only afforded by the upper classes should be available and affordable to the masses.  This new Scandinavian approach combined beauty, simplicity and functionality. Scandi style furniture is characterised by clean lines and simple yet well-crafted joinery. The beauty and integrity of a piece lying in its simplicity and how well it was made. Form follows function. Most of all Scandinavian style is uncluttered and simple, giving the entire space the cozy feeling known as Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah"). The harsh Scandinavian winters meant that their homes’ interiors were designed to maximise natural light, resulting in a colour palette that is largely white, pale neutrals and light-coloured timber. People prized utility and simplicity above elaborate decoration in their homes.  Almost 70 years later, the Scandinavian design aesthetic still holds strong for its simple yet structurally solid style. And we at Icon By Design are proud to be a part of the leading Australian craftsman of Scandinavian furniture.

Where does Scandinavian Style come from? 

Scandinavian style takes it cue from Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. It’s through the way the countries capture and maximise light in the interior of their homes through their long, dark winters. The Scandinavian style has been around since the 1950’s and focuses on bright, minimalist rooms with a neutral palette and solid timber furniture with clean silhouettes. 

What wood is used in Scandinavian furniture? 

The Scandinavian colour palette is natu ral and neutral. It’s about white space with light shades of colour. Think duck egg blue, soft green, gentle grey and natural linen. The warmth of the Scandi furniture comes through the tones of oak timber furniture. The warmth comes through the tones of timber furniture and a variety of textures. The solid oak timber is in keeping with the light and bright design aesthetic of Scandinavian design.

Where can I buy Scandinavian Furniture? 

You will find Icon By Design’s affordable range of Scandi-inspired solid timber pieces including Scandinavian tables, Scandinavian chairs, Scandinavian storage furniture, Scandinavian bedroom furniture, Scandinavian living room furniture, Scandinavian home office furniture and Scandinavian dining room furniture for sale online. There are various shipping options available Australia wide. Our showrooms are open 7 days a week so whenever you’re ready … so are we.  Our unique business model means that we source our Scandinavian furniture pieces directly from the craftsmen, enabling us to bypass the middleman and brand owners, and save on unnecessary costs. These savings are passed directly onto our customers. We’re so confident in our approach that we offer a lowest price guarantee: if you find any of our Scandi-style furniture items at a lower price elsewhere, we’ll beat the price by 25%. 

We deliver our Scandinavian Furniture Australia wide 

It is easy to get the Scandinavian style in your home, with our affordable Scandi-style furniture from Icon By Design. At Icon By Design we understand that our customers have different needs when it comes to delivery of their items – that is why we offer home delivery Australia-wide or you can come and collect it from our Sydney warehouse, Brisbane click and collect, Melbourne click and collect & Sydney store.


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