What to Look for When Shopping for Quality Scandinavian Furniture

In recent years, the term “Scandinavian furniture” has evoked images of the kind of unadorned wood tables and chairs, covered with simple fabrics, generally associated with Denmark. And there is certainly a place for that kind of furniture in many homes. But to me, the most interesting and valuable Scandinavian furniture is Swedish, generally pieces that reflect the Gustavian style. It has the clean lines that we associate with Scandinavian design, but it offers its own nuances and subtle elements of craftsmanship that make it suitable for many settings—contemporary homes and lofts, country homes and formal city apartments. Read more…