Discovering Scandinavian style: essential and functional

Discovering Scandinavian style: essential and functional

Being able to identify the style that best suits our personality is a strong point in the design of domestic interiors. For this reason, we have thought to collect for you a series of references that can best show the different styles of the interior design.

Accompanying you in their discovery means setting the first references that will allow us to undertake customized solutions, in which different stylistic elements harmonize in a unique and identifying way.

We start our journey with a Scandinavian style, essential but extremely functional.
We will show you images of our creations matched with material and chromatic references and with extremely identifying design icons and interiors in order to give you the best overview of this style.

The Scandinavian style in its architectural settings

Scandinavian style has swarmed our home’ interiors in recent years. Originally from Northern European countries, it has fascinated us more and more with its essentiality and harmony with nature. It is from the latter that Nordic designers and architects, first of all Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen, drew inspiration to create projects in perfect harmony and functional balance.

Before on the furniture terms, the Scandinavian style analyzes the relationship between Man and Nature on an architectural level.

From this, the choice of the orientation of the building and the relationship with natural light become of fundamental importance.

This, at high latitudes, in the winter months becomes very scarce, if not completely absent.

It is therefore essential being capable of making the most of what nature offers with large windows and bright surfaces.

Alvar Aalto Carrè House Scandinavian Style

Alvar Aalto, Maison Carrè

Arne Jacobsen St. Catherine's College

Arne Jacobsen, St. Catherine’s College

Colors and materials

Fresh and bright environments are the distinctive feature of the Scandinavian style. If on one hand the architectural conformation wants to make the most of natural light, on the other it is up to the chromatic choice the ability to illuminate and lighten the interior.

Here then the white becomes the undisputed protagonist of the interior. The visual delicacy identifies this style and is obtained by adopting soft colors, preferring pastel shades. To these are added the natural essences of woods, a material certainly preferred in the Nordic interiors.

But pay attention to this: wood is chosen for its naturalness and refinement. Therefore, painting and surface processing that alter the original perception of the material are excluded. Favor the natural essences of oak, walnut, oak, larch, ash and first of all birch.

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Sinuous lines for greater ergonomics of the furniture

Scandinavian style Modulor palette

Natural materials and chromatic palette in neutral tones

Modulor selection forniture and materials

light wood essence chosen for essential furniture

Scandinavian style kitchen

Pastel colors for a fresh touch and character

Modulor pastel colors palette

Pastel colors for a touch of grit without sacrificing delicacy

Lines and geometries

Above all the essentiality that characterizes this style is given by the conformation of the furniture and the interiors themselves.

Simple and regular geometric lines are preferred, which allow themselves to be fascinated by the sinuous forms of nature but only if justified by greater ergonomics.

Geometric patterns and organic lines influence each other to give shape to a light image, but first of all to respond to greater functionality.

traditional villa Sicily kitchen front view

White with its brightness is the color par excellence in the Scandinavian style, as this Modulor kitchen

Scandinavian style living room

Essential furniture and delicate colors for this living room

living room library

Recessed library between wooden essences and pastel colors

Conclusions

Choosing the Scandinavian style means choosing a delicate and fresh interior. If your personality is careful to detail and a lover of simplicity, you will surely be fascinated by it. Airy and bright spaces like your light thoughts and delicate and natural colors like your character, in symbiosis with nature and its perfection.

Shades of pink for the 2020 outfitting of Tiziana Fausti store

Shades of pink for the 2020 outfitting of Tiziana Fausti store

Pink in its most delicate shades becomes the protagonist of the 2020 outfitting of the Tiziana Fausti luxury store. After the 2017 work and the 2016 outfitting, Modulor Progetti returns to create the luxury corner furnishings with refinement and elegance.

PINK IN ITS SOFT SHADES

The 2020 spring’s fashion shows see the explosion of pink in its infinite shades, decontextualizing it from the gender colour we are used to. (Here an example in this Vogue Italia’s article concerning pink in the 2020 spring collections).

Especially in its softer shades, which also come close to creamy white, it is a colour capable of giving extreme delicacy to the interiors. A sort of reality in its own where the interior seems almost muffled and softened by these light gradations.

In this context, wallpapers and velvets perfectly fit, but also pale pink and cream white lacquering do the same. A delicate atmosphere, whose effectiveness is achieved by the total uniformity of walls, funishings and floors.

Modulor pink Moodboard
pink outfitting Fausti 2020

TIZIANA FAUSTI PAINTS ITSELF OF PINK

From the shop windows to the vertical display elements, from the uniform carpet to the painting of walls, the whole set-up of the accessories sector speaks the same soft and delicate language. Taking the existing furnishings in polished stainless steel and the dark-painted tables, the work has changed the visual approach of the shop with pink shell painting.

Concerning the shop windows, the expressive delicacy refers to cylindrical volumes of different heights and diameters on which the products displayed stands out. The topper surface is in the pale pink carpet of the floor. Visually distributing the elements at different heights means to create a light and subtle dynamism capable of keeping the attention of the user active.

The carpet itself can prove dynamism. Its surface responds to the main feature of the velvet to reflect light in opposite directions. This is in fact able to take on darker shade, tending to dove-gary, if observed backlight, and very soft powder pink in the opposite direction. A visual feature capable of moving the interiors and creating suggestive environments in which contrasts and overlapping tones are perfectly matched.

Linear lighting runs along the edge of the display elements creating very elegant luminous frames.

From the cash desk, also rigorously lacquered, a Fornasetti wallpaper stands out on the back wall, which is elegantly inserted in the lift direction. To give greater visual uniformity to the wallpaper, extremely punctual laying was used. In fact, rather than a straight cut, it was chosen to shape it n correspondence with the cloud texture in order to hide the joint point.

This is at the same time an elegant and characterizing graphic, whose chromatic range approaches the more soft gray whit which pink perfectly married.

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outfitting 2020 Fausti top view
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Tiziana Fausti 2020 shop windows 01
Outfitting 2020 Fausti cassa
outfitting 2020 shop window 02
outfitting 2020 pink 02
outfitting 2020 Bottega Veneta

SHAMPOO MILANO: A REVIVAL SHOP

SHAMPOO MILANO: A REVIVAL SHOP

A hairstylist salon in the heart of Navigli canals where the contemporaneity takes origin from the Fifties style and its retro taste.
entrance hairstylist retail
mirror hairstailist retail

THE CONTEXT

It’s commonly know that Milan is always gray, with this intervention we wanted to bring a color’s and freshness’s oasis!
The Navigli canals are todays the heart of Milan’s nightlife, full of night clubs along the banks of canals, giving them lights and revival’s atmospheres.

Up with the times and trends, they become undisputed ruler during the Milan Design Week and Fashion Week, holding events and installations that showcase the entire city.
A contemporaneity that fits perfectly with the tradition of Milan.
In fact, during the day, the small handcraft store comes to light with its traditionally setting that keep in time.
Local craft shop and small atelier that looks to the contemporary tends with a careful production handed down during the time.

THE CONCEPT

Know how to combine contemporaneity and historicity is also the key of this project, where the client’s request was exactly to make shape of a fresh and innovative location.

A small space that clearly identify its internal room: starting from the clean and elegant entrance with its functional reception desk, passing to the essential but dynamic washing area, ending with the wide space for set and haircut and its large mirrors and spot lights.

entrance desk haistylist retail
mirror sheet

COLOURS, SHAPES AND MATERIALS.

The freshness of colours and the sinuosity of shapes refer themselves to the fifties interiors, reinterpreted in a contemporary view.

The pastels shades are the starring role being able to strongly characterize the interiors, without giving up a touch of freshness and innovation.

In this case, the salmon-coloured lacquering manages to take the perforated sheet off to the industrial context which it belongs and making it a characterize element of the environment.

We find it again both in the back of the reception desk and in the support elements in correspondence with the mirrors.
Added to this, the desk’s volume is designed to takes advance of its reduced spaces and at the same time bring out its functionally.
The modern style gives a touch of elegance, without “grab the spotlight” to the perforated sheet.

THE ADVICE

Knowing how to identify each environment’s functionally it’s essential for a successful retail project.
Sometimes a touch of colour it’s enough for bring to client’s attention and holding all the stylistic characteristic of the store.

Organize rooms with a secret library

Organize rooms with a secret library

Organize the room can be a difficult task, especially if this room is small and not very functional, but often the solution is just around the corner: in this case, around a corner library which hosts a secret door.

THE PROBLEM ANALYSIS
THE PROJECT PROPOSAL
COLOURS, SHAPES AND MATERIALS
THE ADVICE

 

THE PROBLEM ANALYSIS

Living in big cities often means to interacts with the lack of space and environments with small dimensions.

In those contexts, the functionality it’s an indispensable design element: It allows us to take the most advantage from each room without sacrificing comfort and aesthetic values, while at the same time it solves important problems.

The functionality is not just the added value to our interiors, but first at all a stylistic key.

A proof of that is this Milan’s apartment. The entrance overlooks a comfortable and contemporary living room characterized by light colours of walls and furniture which create a contrast with an elegant wooden dark floor with which it harmoniously communicates.

The design challenge provide for two mainly solutions: on one hand the lack of a real library, which can easily become a characterized element of the room showing at the same time small design object and souvenir able to describe the personality of its inhabitants.

On the other hand, the need of hide the bath entrance which is more intimate and private, whose door faces directly in the living room, in a contact view with the entrance hall.

 

THE PROJECT PROPOSAL

The design solution manages to solve both problems in a single functional element: a wall unit able to provide display support for books and small objects and, at the same time, combines the real bathroom’s door.

A dynamic bookcase that reflects the intentionally asymmetric layout in both corner elements.

Taking advantage from the corner position, in fact, the two different components of the bookcase are organized as autonomous elements whose shelves could easily become the stylistic line enable to give rhythm and harmony.  This, defines the internal recess of the library which allows the management of exposed elements as a costumed setting, a sort of display windows of the inhabitants’ personalities.

The entrance to the bathroom takes place with complete discretion, as a sort of a real “secret passage”, activated by pressing.

In particular, the door consists of a fixed narrower shutter, even equipped in the bathroom’s ambient, and a main shutter that in its external side has a considerably bigger thickness than the traditional in order to accommodate books and small objects.

 

COLOURS, SHAPES AND MATERIALS

The contemporary imprint is visible both in the graphic layout of the library, which combines full and empty space in perfectly harmony as in a typographic composition, but above all for the material and chromatic choice.

In particular, a white opaque lacquered MDF was chosen to create the partition wall. This because it allows a better versatility clearly visible for example, in the different thickness with which were made the numerous internal shelves.

The 9010 white recalls the dining’s wall and the contemporary furniture, inserting itself without intrusiveness in the room but at the same time managing to define the stylistic print.

 

THE ADVICE

No problems had to remains unsolved!

Sometimes a furniture element becomes the custom-made solution able to solve in the best way different problems, as it can be the lack of space or the need to divide rooms.

The wall units perfectly combine elegancy and functionality and can also contain hidden mechanism to take the most advantage from its practicality. A mechanism that can also be fun!
Divide the rooms has never been so easy, a library with a secret door it’s enough.

corner secret library
open door corner library
closed door corner library

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