Pieces of Nordic Happiness

Hans Olsen | Sofas

Hans Olsen (1919-1992) was a Danish furniture designer who is famous for his experiments with bent, laminated wood. Olsen was a student of the noted designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy, and he developed a distinctive style by combining classic references and organic lines with a touch of humour. The Balloon lounge chair, released in 1955, is a fine example of his work.

Hans Olsen has designed pieces for the following brands: Warm Nordic


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Choose a perfect sofa in the Scandinavian style

A sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home. Sofas and couches invite you to relax after a busy day, to enjoy soft comfort and spend time together. A sofa is an ideal place for taking a nap and serves as a reserve bed for visitors if need be. A sofa is a long-term investment that should endure daily use for years, even decades. That is why a good-quality sofa is a good investment. Take a look at Finnish Design Shop’s diverse selection of Nordic sofas and couches from leading Scandinavian design brands.

The size makes the sofa a dominant furniture piece to be selected with care. Consider what fits the room best: a 2-seater or a 3-seater, a chaise longue or a modular sectional sofa. A sofa-bed is a practical choice if the sofa will be regularly used as a spare bed. You should also consider whether you prefer a soft sofa or a more firm one, and what fits your home the best – a fully upholstered sofa or, for instance, a delicate wood-framed sofa. It is advisable to leave ample space around the couch to maintain a spacious look in the room.

There are two equally popular upholstery options for sofas: leather and textile. Whichever you choose, Finnish Design Shop sells quality that lasts. The upholstery fabrics of our sofas include sturdy natural materials such as wool, linen, cotton, and we also have sofas upholstered in luxurious velvet. The Martindale value, which quantifies abrasion resistance, describes the durability of the fabric. In regular home use, the value should be at least 20,000. The colour of the fabric is essential as well. Earthy shades of grey, white and brown are basic colours in Scandinavian design, but why not add a splash of colour to the room by selecting a yellow, bright red or petrol blue sofa.

We have collected a fantastic range of quality Scandinavian sofas and couches from various decades of modern design. We have many mid-century sofa classics, including wooden sofas by Klassik Studio and rattan sofas by Sika-Design as well as modern sofas by Muuto, Hakola, &Tradition and Hay. Once you find your favourite, complete the set with a coffee table, pouf and maybe a couple of cushions of your choice. Take a look at Finnish Design Shop’s selection and order the sofa of your dreams!

Some popular categories: Hay sofas, Muuto sofas