Mid-Century Madness and Scandinavian Style

Mid-Century Madness and Scandinavian Style

A current obsession at Big Daddy’s is Scandinavian design, and we know we are not the only ones… The Nordic countries have a distinctive and enviable style that is at once casual and glamorous, rustic and ultra-refined.

Arne Norell chair from Milla Blogg

We are always looking to infuse our interiors (and our showroom) with all of our favorite elements, luxury that is a little rough around the edges and an eclectic sensibility that leads to some fearless and fun choices. Nordic design seamlessly combines the worlds of studied design art and the simplicity of a raw, industrial style to casually stunning effect.

A Borg Mogensen sofa and Poul Kjaerom chairs.

The resurgence of Mid-Century design is in full swing, Mad Men chic is back and the original furniture is more coveted then ever. The sculptural and minimalist aesthetic, developed from the modernist philosophy of form following function – and the use of luscious materials, leather and beautiful wood, give a warm, comforting quality to the vintage pieces, and only continue to get better with age.

Graffiti on the back of 1920's lockers and the classic Arne Norell Inca chair.

The resurgence of Mid-Century design is in full swing, Mad Men chic is back and the original furniture is more coveted then ever. The sculptural and minimalist aesthetic, developed from the modernist philosophy of form following function – and the use of luscious materials, leather and beautiful wood, give a warm, comforting quality to the vintage pieces, and only continue to get better with age.

Borg Mogensen's home.

These designers changed the look of our homes and brought us into the modern age. The trickle down effect is seen everywhere now, but the craftsmanship, materials, and innovative aesthetic of the original designs has maintained an inspired newness for decades… They look as fresh and cool today as they did then.

Scandinavian interior from Vosges Paris.

The current iteration of Scandinavian design is equally as inspiring. Carefully appointed interiors that feature earth-toned palettes, raw and organic materials, farmhouse bones and a modernist touch, we especially love the monochromatic rooms that pack a powerful visual punch, and their dramatic bright white interiors that channel the look of light.

The Ope chair one of a pair from Big Daddy's.

At Big Daddy’s Los Angeles, our most recent container has just arrived, and our showroom is a treasure trove of Scandinavian Mid-Century antiques. Some may be making their way to our San Francisco location soon, but for now, please contact our Los Angeles showroom, or come visit, to explore our newest offerings.

A Borg Mogensen style sofa and Parisian lounge chair from BD Antiques.