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Shopping for Scandinavian Design in Toronto

Cozy, comfortable and content – yes please. The Danish word for these wonderful feelings is hygge and man, could we all use some of that. Here’s how to insert some hygge into your home: shop Scandinavian while staying put in Toronto.

By Tory Healy

Whether it’s because of our similar landscapes or something more instinctive, Nordic design strikes a chord with Canadians. Thanks to its clean lines and simple silhouettes, the timeless Scandinavian aesthetic has made our homes all the more elegant for it. Let’s get shopping for it, from the comforts of our Toronto homes. Here are eight shops offering hygge products now.

Shopping Scandinavian Design Toronto

BoConcept

Denmark’s largest furniture retailer balances functionality and modern luxury – at an affordable price point – with plenty of customizable modular options ready to adapt to your space’s dimensions. Design consultations a big bonus. Read the store listing here.

GUFF

This vintage furniture showroom makes it easy to assemble a full Scandi-style living room – even on a budget. Inventory includes plenty of handsome teak buffets, coffee tables and lounge chairs. The best part? Everything’s priced to move. Read the store listing here.

The Finnish Place

Prepare for Marimekko print overload. This shop boasts Canada’s largest selection of products from the cult Finnish brand, which commands a passionate following for its whimsical patterns. Also in store: Read the store listing here.

Shopping Scandinavian Design Toronto

Mjölk

This Junction shop is world-renowned for its thoughtfully curated selection of Nordic wares, and regularly introduces exclusive, locally produced collections co-designed with such Scandinavian superstars as Oslo duo Anderssen & Voll. Read the store listing here.

Studio Pazo

You can’t beat this boutique’s selection of Iittala housewares, which includes both the Finnish manufacturer’s timeless Ultima pitchers and glasses blown to mimic melting ice, and the Tanssi collection of ceramics decked with fantastical forest creatures. Read the store listing here.

Shopping Scandinavian Design Toronto

Torp

If the names Georg Jensen and Fritz Hansen don’t mean anything to you, this midtown showroom serves as a perfect primer in Nordic design. Alongside mid-century modern classics by PP Mobler are funky lights by Pandul and accessories by Muuto. Read the store listing here.

Shopping Scandinavian Design Toronto

Urban Mode

Head here for curvy and condo-friendly finds courtesy of Copenhagen’s Softline. Drum poufs do double duty as both seating and side table, while inviting sofa beds are ready and waiting to host that new pal you made while backpacking through Denmark. Read the store listing here.

Zig Zag

Lovers of everything teak should make a bee-line to this well-edited vintage shop, which regularly features authentic mid-century finds by such heavy-hitters as Copenhagen’s Finn Juhl. Read the store listing here.


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