Maison & Objet is Paris’s largest design fair, with two seasonal showings and a huge international audience. Alongside French design are other brands from all over the world, including a hefty dose of Scandinavian design.
Here are the best Scandinavian design brands we saw at Maison & Objet in 2017
Headphones are a necessary item for many of us; on our commute to work, while we’re doing the laundry or on a long run. So a well-designed pair of headphones is a great investment. These ones by Kreafunk are versatile, sleek and long-lasting. Just look at that mint green pair!
Made from organic cotton and filled with corn fiber or recycled polyester, Franck & Fischer toys are as sustainable as they are beautiful and hearty. This Danish company has been around since 2005 but their designs for kids – including play mats, storage bins and plush toys – are timeless.
Both OYOY and MINI OYOY showcase clean and classic Danish design with a quirky twist. We love their geometric salt and pepper mills.
Gorgeous minimalist packaging and natural ingredients inspired by the Scandinavian landscape; this is Danish skincare at its most indulgent. Even their accessories, like their wooden comb and toiletry bags, look chic.
This Danish ceramics brand uses texture and strong geometric shapes to create useful objects from bowls to planters to candlestick holders.
You’ve probably seen the iconic STOFF candle holder. Created by Danish designer Werner Stoff in the 60s, this is a sculptural piece that looks as modern – almost industrial – today as it did when it was first released.
If asked to describe Swedish rugs, you’d probably go right to sheepskin or maybe a threadbare monochrome piece. Let Layered expand your horizons, with everything from art deco designs to fluffy shag rugs.
Raw wood furniture that looks like it somehow occurred naturally in nature (hey, bunnies need chairs!). These pieces are made by artisans worldwide.
Beautiful, simple Swedish linens that will make you want to crawl into bed…even more.
Sustainability and functionality are the names of the game with Swedish design brand Dixie. Using recycled material like reused PET, they create everything from placemats to baskets. Each item is useful, beautiful and unassuming.
Long one of Denmark’s most successful interior design brands, House Doctor makes well-designed items at fair price points. We love their storage solutions in particular.
With a tagline like “Nordic Darkness,” is it any wonder that we’re very into with this Swedish skincare brand? They produce candles and hand creams, all with complex scents with bases like orchid and wintergreen apple geranium.
Have you visited any other design fairs around the world? Tell us about them in the comments!