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A Dash To Denmark Before The Lamp Season Starts!

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A Dash To Denmark Before The Lamp Season Starts!

Covid has affected us all in so many ways and Scandiwegians has been no exception. Travel restrictions meant we couldn't visit Denmark for a whole year.

When we finally could travel to Denmark, in September 2021, we had to rush there to collect all the stock that was waiting for us, get it back to the UK, prepared and online ready for our busiest time of the year - The Lamp Season!

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A Vintage Danish Floor Lamp Goes To Live At The English Seaside

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A Vintage Danish Floor Lamp Goes To Live At The English Seaside

There can be few items of furniture or homewares as archetypally Danish as the floor lamp. As many Danish homes don’t have light fittings in the centre of the ceiling, as is standard many other countries, floor lamps are routinely used as a main light source, especially is living rooms. But as much as we love floor lamps, we rarely sell them. For us they are difficult to get home, tricky to refurbish, awkward to photograph, they take up valuable storage space and, lastly, they are a complete and utter pain to pack and post! This beauty was therefore a...

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The Scandiwegians Become Cellar Dwellers

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The Scandiwegians Become Cellar Dwellers

And how we ended up taking our product photos in a very unusual spot! The Scandiwegians live in a beautiful 150 year old cottage and we absolutely love it. But it had some big disadvantages - it was very small, rather dark, ridiculously draughty and, most inconvenient of all, the staircase was so narrow and winding that we couldn't get furniture upstairs! To get furniture in or out of the upstairs rooms we had to remove the windows including the frames and hoist things through the first floor windows, which wasn't exactly practical.  So we saved and saved and saved and when...

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The Democratisation of Design in Northern Europe - Part 2

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The Democratisation of Design in Northern Europe - Part 2

During the 1960s and 1970s there was still a mass manufacturing industry in Northern Europe and the latest cutting edge designs began to be incorporated into everyday household goods. These new styles were often the work of graduates of the region's most prestigious art & design schools. Where once these avant garde designs would have been the preserve of the rich and privileged, now they could be bought on the high street and were within the reach of the masses.  To use a wonderful phrase that completely captures this trend, there was a democratisation of design.  Take the example of J&G Meakin and...

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