Inspire File :: The FUTURE of Scandinavian Design

When we discuss modern brands and aesthetics, someone always says "Oh, its Scandi modern" or "Scandi Christmas" or "Its simple- its very Scandi."  In truth, a couple iconic pieces of Scandinavian design in the Design Within Reach catalog seems to have saturated people's idea of what makes a chair or lamp Scandi.  The breadth of design coming from those countries is actually far more interesting than the reissued versions available at mass.  

Im really obsessed with the use of color- or lack thereof I suppose-- no one pulls off black, white, grey, and naturals better than these guys.  

Inspire File : : TineK

Whats thrilling about Tine K visually is the daring stance on [minimal] color, shadow, and texture.  Her styled images instantly transport us to a cool, serene, and collected space.  There's no pretense of right or wrong, and even the mundane is on display- all the while Im creating a rich narrative in my head of the inhabitant.   Kjeldsen isn't afraid to be dark- she can certainly pull off spring-like brights and rather vibrant colors.  The gallery of images below illustrates that range.  

Tine Kjeldsen's story is equally inspirational.    The Danish brand was born from her creativity at the age of 22.  Fresh out of college with a fresh perspective on interiors,   her earlier years were spent obsessing over the decor of her bedroom in her parents home.  (Sound familiar to any of the designers out there?!)   Tine K Home is a secret resource to most in the US- and to everyone in the mid west- of which is a solid resource for the tone of many elements influencing my personal aesthetic.  

Read the rest of her story, view catalogs, and the company's blog at