A compendium, with more than five hundred full-color illustrations, of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries.
The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia were the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century and the influential concept of “Scandinavian modern.” Today, a new generation of designers continues the tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and appealing to look at. This book—the first American summary of modern design in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in more than two decades—updates the history of design in the Nordic nations and illustrates in full color more than five hundred of the best current furniture from over seventy producers. The Sourcebook also incles detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a helpful bibliography. It is an invaluable reference for everyone who loves modern furniture, and is an essential tool for interior designers, architects, collectors, and stents with a special interest in Scandinavian design.
CD-ROM incled: easy-to-use screen resolution files of all the illustrations for use on Mac or PC.
ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS:
“[T]his book demonstrates that the spare, modernist designs of the last century translate perfectly for the homes of this one.” — Art of the Times
“500 carefully selected designs that also incle the most up-to-date pieces that constitute the current revival in Nordic design….Recommended.” — CHOICE
“[E]xcellent…[P]lenty of context…to appreciate how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future” — Sandy McLendon, Modernism Magazine
“Scandinavian furniture is an important element of…design history…it is impossible to imagine its being given a more thorough or…attractive presentation.” — Stanley Abercrombie