Scandinavian design in nature
Scandinavian design art
Scandinavian design is not a creation of humans; it is rooted in nature. This is solely my personal perspective, but I will attempt to provide a rationale for it. When in Scandinavia, one cannot escape the presence of rocks. They are omnipresent, varying in number and size across different regions. However, regardless of the location, the earth in Scandinavia serves as a constant reminder of its composition – rocks and minerals. Some landscapes in Scandinavia resemble illustrations from the book of Genesis, depicting the creation of the world, where God proclaimed, “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”
Initially, the landscape’s forms appeared pristine and unadulterated. The rocks had not yet succumbed to erosion, nor were they concealed beneath layers of soil. Forests had not yet taken root upon them. Despite the flourishing life within Scandinavian nature, the landscape has preserved its original noble simplicity. The harsh northern climate demands reverence and adherence to the laws of nature. I believe this is the wellspring of Scandinavian design, which is so famous and can be admired in every scandinavian design gallery.
I find myself in awe of the rock formations and the processions of stones along the lake shores. There is a sense of monumentality in their simplicity, regardless of their size. Although they may be rigid and cold, they symbolise the promise of life.
Black and white drawings can serve as elegant accents to any interior, mirroring the essence of Scandinavian nature in design, creating Scandinavian minimalism art.