Author(s): Ingrid Sommar
Scandinavian style is something so familiar and so pervasive that you may not even realize how much of the world we live in has been shaped by its influence. Young Scandinavian designers continue to find new variations on the themes of simplicity, clean lines and respect for natural materials. In all aspects of Scandinavian life, from interiors to the manufacture of mobile phones, you will find attention to detail, with form matching function in every way. This highly illustrated and hugely informative book celebrates the very best in Scandinavian design and manufacturing from the greats such as Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen to the many contemporary designers and artisans working today in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
Ingrid Sommar is a respected design journalist in her native Sweden. She writes regularly for many design magazines including Form - The Swedish Design Magazine and is the author of several books on Scandinavian design.
Introduction: the Nordic Lifestyle; Architecture; Homeware; Furniture; Interiors; Jewellery; Fashion; Food and Drink; Technology; Graphics; Index and Acknowledgements.