A current obsession at Big Daddy’s is Scandinavian design, and we know we are not the only ones… The Nordic countries have a distinctive and enviable style that is at once casual and glamorous, rustic and ultra-refined.
The resurgence of Mid-Century design is in full swing, Mad Men chic is back and the original furniture is more coveted then ever. The sculptural and minimalist aesthetic, developed from the modernist philosophy of form following function – and the use of luscious materials, leather and beautiful wood, give a warm, comforting quality to the vintage pieces, and only continue to get better with age.
The Mid- Century period was a turning point in design worldwide, and the Scandinavian culture contributed some of the most successful and definitive designers from that period. From the Swedish Arne Norell to Danish designer Borg Mogensen, and so many more like Arne Vodder, Finn Juhl, Hans Olsen, Bruno Mathsson, Kaare Klint… the list is long, each designer distinctive, and we love them all.
These designers changed the look of our homes and brought us into the modern age. The trickle down effect is seen everywhere now, but the craftsmanship, materials, and innovative aesthetic of the original designs has maintained an inspired newness for decades… They look as fresh and cool today as they did then.
The current iteration of Scandinavian design is equally as inspiring. Carefully appointed interiors that feature earth-toned palettes, raw and organic materials, farmhouse bones and a modernist touch, we especially love the monochromatic rooms that pack a powerful visual punch, and their dramatic bright white interiors that channel the look of light.
At Big Daddy’s Los Angeles, our most recent container has just arrived, and our showroom is a treasure trove of Scandinavian Mid-Century antiques. Some may be making their way to our San Francisco location soon, but for now, please contact our Los Angeles showroom, or come visit, to explore our newest offerings.