Scandinavian Shades of White photo-realistic
images by Milan Stevanović

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Scandinavian Shades of White by Milan Stevanovic

Young Serbian architect and 3D artist Milan Stevanović created these convincingly photo-realistic renderings of an imaginary Scandinavian interior furnished with favourite design pieces he found on the internet.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Stevanović, who says he has "a soft spot for Scandinavian architecture and lifestyle," created the images in his spare time, using 3ds Max to model the furniture and cloth simulations created in Marvelous Designer.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Creating an all-white interior with a Scandinavian theme, he experimented with different lighting setups and moods to see how they would affect the space and materials.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

"Most of the furniture pieces caught my attention while browsing different design websites, and in my personal opinion are great examples of a fresh new furniture design," Stevanović told Dezeen. "My intent was to create clean and bright interior design, and group all of these furniture pieces together."

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Pieces in the room include the Haluz rocking chair by Czech designer Tomáš Vacek and the Slap cabinet by Italian studio Whatwelike To Design, which Stevanović "modified a little bit so it fits better to my needs."

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Stevanović designed the pallett-based sofa himself and added three coffee tables: Vitra’s Eames Occasional Table LTR, by the rocking chair, the Rolf Benz 8480 coffee table by the sofa and Normann Copenhagen Tablo table.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

"As for the wood/wire floor lamp, I stumbled on it on the internet, but unfortunately I couldn’t find the name of the designer," says Stevanović, who has added an artwork by his brother, Jovan Stevanović, leading against the wall in the left corner of the room.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Furniture was modelled with simple poly-modelling techniques, Stevanović says, using the Cloth modifier for sofa and the MassFX modifier for the Haluz rocking chair.

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

"It is a fantasy," Stevanović said of the project. "Most of [the items] I modelled from scratch; others, like books, tulips and that kind of stuff I find online. Some of them are free some of them you can buy."

Scandinavian Shades of White realistic renderings by Milan Stevanović

Earlier this month we published an interview with visualisation guru Peter Guthrie, who said that computer renderings were "becoming indistinguishable from reality."

  • Yevhen Kucher

    Pretty doubtful planning solutions, average interior, as well as level of visualization. I am wondering, why did Dezeen publish it. Could someone explain!

    • Guest

      You wouldn’t understand.

    • Marijana

      You wouldnt understand… that is art.

    • alanworld

      I couldn’t say this project is design/planning focused. It looks good. People will be fooled by it. With the recent Peter Guthrie article, I think Dezeen are strengthening and highlighting his sentiments on renders becoming indistinguishable from photography.

  • Andrew

    Uncanny valley… almost. They still look rendered/illustrated.

  • svette svend
    • Mike

      These renders are not that good. The carpet, especially, gives it away.

  • Matteo

    It would be more interesting if Dezeen would publish articles about important interior photographers in stead of showing renderings. It would be more healthy for the design/architecture community. Why should I read an article about nice renderings that try to seems nice photograph?

    Magazines are losing year by year the capability to do culture in design and architecture. Nowadays they just do a gossip job. So, so sad.

    • deluxe

      3D renders are helpful to pitch a project or during further planning. Photographs are good when a project is done. Both mediums are used in the profession – so Dezeen should show what is possible.

  • minio

    There is no such ugly window handle in Scandinavia, or is there? :-)

  • Brage

    Oh there sure is ;)

  • Leiurus

    This is just lame, both in terms of design and rendering. As much as I appreciate that skilled 3D artists are showcased here (thanks to the Peter Guthrie articles), please Dezeen, do it well and display interesting works. There are dozens of 3D works worth being displayed here. However, this job wouldn’t even make it to the front-page of a visualisation forum. Why not interview major actors of the industry like Bertrand Benoit, Alex Roman or Ronen Bekerman? This is worthless in terms of design and very, very far from photorealistic.

  • shitler

    It’s concrete.

    • pabs

      It’s clearly timber.

  • fred9000

    This is rather normal, I would even say beginners level of 3D rendering.