Among the countries at the heart of minimalist Scandinavian design, there remain some crucial stylistic differences. Denmark, for example, is known for creating minimalist living spaces in urban environments. Even in the many cities outlying Copenhagen or larger metropolitan areas, famed designers and architects have erected award-winning homes that thoughtfully facilitate minimalist living.
In Sweden, the concept of lagom, meaning 'just right', is related to minimalism in that it favours balance, moderation and sustainability. Lagom leads to a Swedish aesthetic that is decidedly unfussy, featuring muted colour palettes and clean lines.
A host of renowned Norwegian designers, such as Jan Inge Hovig, Kirsten Sand and Kjell Kosberg, have shaped skylines and communities throughout the country for decades. Designers like Øyvind Wyller are leading the next generation, who remain heavily influenced by Scandinavian minimalism, but are eager to bring new ideas to life and innovate in public spaces.