Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Scandinavian Design

When people think of vintage jewelry, they might think first of American costume jewelry designers like Miriam Haskell, or European designers such as Givenchy. But Scandinavia, known primarily for their designs that are sculptural in nature, has some beautiful works as well.

Many Americans are familiar and fond of Danish design in furniture or mid century modern architectural design and decor, including me. Being married to a Dane and having been fortunate to visit Denmark on a few occasions, I've seen homes that have the typical Danish design look - clean lines, not overly designed and very chic.

Similarly, Scandinavian vintage jewelry tends to be minimal with just enough design flair. Usually in silver, the pieces are fluid and look like miniature sculptures. And because of their pared down designs, they generally never go out of style.

Here are some beautiful Scandinavian pieces:
Ring by Bjorn Weckstrom c. 1969, via Modenus:

Swedish necklace, c. 1958, via Collector's Weekly:

My brother-in-law's Danish designed living room:

My parents-in-law's Danish designed living room:

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