Scandinavian Style

Classic and Modern Scandinavian Design

Author: Ingrid Sommar

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781844423965

Category: Design

Page: 223

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Product Description: 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.

Modern Scandinavian Design

Author: Magnus Englund,Peter Fiell,Charlotte Fiell

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270528

Category: Design

Page: 592

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Designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland have long pursued the shared goal of social equality through design, believing that well-designed everyday goods not only enhance daily life, but should also be the birthright of all. Modern Scandinavian Design is the ultimate guide to the distinctive design tradition arising out of these five Nordic countries since 1925. Bestselling design authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell have extensively researched all aspects of the aesthetic, along with contributions from Magnus Englund of Skandium. With sections on architecture, furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, metalwork, woodenware, plastics, textiles, jewelry, and graphic design, this will be an indispensable resource for any design enthusiast, collector, or casual reader seeking inspiration for their home.

Modern Swedish Design

Three Founding Texts

Author: Lucy Creagh,Helena Kåberg,Barbara Miller Lane,Kenneth Frampton

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707223

Category: Design

Page: 351

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Although Swedish design has exercised an extraordinary influence on modern architecture and interior furnishings internationally since the early twentieth century, the intellectual background from which it emerged is far less wellknown, for some of the crucial, generative writings on the subject by Swedish thinkers of the time have never been widely translated. Modern Swedish Design Theory collects three of these seminal essays for the first time in English. Accompanying these texts in the book are introductory essays and a postscript by the renowned architectural historian Kenneth Frampton.

Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture

Designs for the 21st Century

Author: Judith Gura

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393733877

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

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A compendium, with more than five hundred full-color illustrations, of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries.

Scandinavian Design

Alternative Histories

Author: Kjetil Fallan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857852183

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Scandinavian design is still seen as democratic, functional and simple, its products exemplifying the same characteristics now as they have done since the 1950s. But both the essence and the history of Scandinavian design are much more complex than this. Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories presents a radically new assessment, a corrective to the persistent mythologies and reductive accounts of Scandinavian design. The book brings together case studies from the early twentieth century to today. Drawn from fields as diverse as transport, engineering, packaging, photography, law, interiors, and corporate identity, these studies tell new or unfamiliar stories about the production, mediation and consumption of design. An alternative history is created, one much more alive to national and regional differences and to types of product. Scandinavian Design analyses a century of design culture from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and, in so doing, presents a sophisticated introduction to Scandinavian design.

New Mythologies in Design and Culture

Reading Signs and Symbols in the Visual Landscape

Author: Rebecca Houze

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472518497

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Taking as its point of departure Roland Barthes' classic series of essays, Mythologies, Rebecca Houze presents an exploration of signs and symbols in the visual landscape of postmodernity. In nine chapters Houze considers a range of contemporary phenomena, from the history of sustainability to the meaning of sports and children's building toys. Among the ubiquitous global trademarks she examines are BP, McDonald's, and Nike. What do these icons say to us today? What political and ideological messages are hidden beneath their surfaces? Taking the idea of myth in its broadest sense, the individual case studies employ a variety of analytic methods derived from linguistics, psychoanalysis, anthropology, sociology, and art history. In their eclecticism of approach they demonstrate the interdisciplinarity of design history and design studies. Just as Barthes' meditations on culture concentrated on his native France, New Mythologies is rooted in the author's experience of living and teaching in the United States. Houze's reflections encompass both contemporary American popular culture and the history of American industry, with reference to such foundational figures as Thomas Jefferson and Walt Disney. The collection provides a point of entry into today's complex postmodern or post-postmodern world, and suggests some ways of thinking about its meanings, and the lessons we might learn from it.

Window Treatments

Author: Karla J. Nielson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471289463

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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This text provides information on using windows to best advantage. Readers will find instructions on calculating, specifying, and installing hard and soft window treatments, plus residential and non-residential treatments.

Modern Living

Scandinavian Style

Author: Claire Bingham

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734183

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

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Decorating an interior--one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked--is a tall order. It should be convenient, space-saving and beautifully put together so that it enhances the chores of everyday life, whilst looking good too. What is it about Scandinavian design that does this so well? In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, design writer Claire Bingham escapes to the Nordic nations with this inspiring and practical guide to creating feel-good interiors that are pared-back yet characterful. But it's also a book full of practical tips--including easy updates and decorating solutions for the homemaker wanting to make their space brighter and better. Want to know how to achieve an elegant limewood floor? This book shows you how. Each chapter explores the design ideas and pieces that make up every room, revealing decorating secrets to recreate Nordic chic. Inspired by modern and classic Scandinavian design, learn how to introduce a dash of Scandi into your home. The effortless and timeless Scandinavian look will never go out of style.

Scandinavian Modern Furnishing, 1930-1970

Designed for Life

Author: Michael Ellison

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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Furniture and household objects especially those of wood and metal featuring more than 60 designers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Scandinavian Modern style, from the 1930s through the 1970s, is shown in hundreds of photographs. Designers, manufacturers, and distributors are documented, while detailed captions with current prices, a large bibliography, and an index make this book a valuable reference and a must for all collectors, dealers, and researchers of Scandinavian design.

Swedish Design

An Ethnography

Author: Keith M. Murphy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455790

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Swedish designers are noted for producing distinctive and elegant forms; their furniture and household goods have an especially loyal following around the world. Design in Sweden has more than just an aesthetic component, however. Since at least the late nineteenth century, Swedish politicians and social planners have viewed design as a means for advocating and enacting social change and pushing for a more egalitarian social organization. In this book, Keith M. Murphy examines the special relationship between politics and design in Sweden, revealing in particular the cultural meanings this relationship holds for Swedish society. Over the course of fourteen months of research in Stockholm and at other sites, Murphy conducted in-depth interviews with various players involved in the Swedish design industry—designers, design instructors, government officials, artists, and curators—and observed several different design collectives in action. He found that, for Swedes, design is never socially or politically neutral. Even for common objects like furniture and other household goods, design can be labeled “responsible,” “democratic,” or “ethical”— descriptors that all neatly resonate with the traditional moral tones of Swedish social democracy. Murphy also considers the example of Ikea and its power to politicize perceptions of the everyday world. More broadly, Swedish Design serves as a model for an anthropological approach to the study of design practice, one that accounts for the various ways in which order is purposefully and meaningfully imposed by designers on the domains of human life, and the consequences those impositions have on the social worlds in which they are embedded.

Kitchen and Bath Design Principles

Elements, Form, Styles

Author: Nancy Wolford,Ellen Cheever,NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118715640

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen andbath design Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The NationalKitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting functionand style in these important rooms. This full-color guide isheavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design thatpresents information more clearly for visual learners. The updatedsecond edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to thestandards of interior design, including new information on unity,proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarifyunfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, withemphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions ofeach era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presentedin clear, concise language. The companion website features ateacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in theclassroom, providing additional examples of design principles inaction. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established thestandard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design,and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code andaesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as importantas style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath DesignPrinciples teaches readers to: Apply the elements and principles of design to real-lifesituations Discover how best to apply the tools of design in dailybusiness practice Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popularstylistic themes Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for akitchen or bath To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes,regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance andstyle. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industrystandard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchenand bath design education.

Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design

Author: Lars Bolander,Heather MacIssac

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865652583

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Clean, elegant lines, delicate color schemes, well-proportioned, light-filled spaces, and natural materi­als—the hallmarks of Scandinavian design are unmistak­able. As the trend in residential design continues to move toward pared-down, comfortably elegant, environmentally friendly homes, the Scandinavian aesthetic has become a global influence in interior design. Lars Bolander, one of Sweden’s foremost interior designers, has been creating the Scandinavian look in homes all over the world for decades. In this impressively illustrated volume, he and author Heather Smith MacIsaac, a former editor ofHouse & Gardenmagazine, share their expert knowledge of the very best in Scandinavian design, past and present, offer­ing guidance on how to achieve the Scandinavian look, incorporate the trademark elements into any decor, and mix and match traditional and modern, humble and grand. Praise for Lars Bolander's Scandinavian Design: “A private, exclusive tour of the best of Scandinavian design. . . . This book is a new treasure for my design library, one I will refer to over and over.” ~ Bunny Williams “A sophisticated volume . . . an in-depth, intelligent, and informative look at the design sensibilities found in Scandinavian domestic furniture and decoration. . . . Lars Bolander surveys all of this with his keen . . . eye and finely honed historical knowledge, and the results are breathtaking.” ~ Martha Stewart “From his captivating shops in New York and Palm Beach, Lars Bolander has won an army of converts to his seductive vision of Scandinavian design, antique and modern, rustic and urbane. In this book, he brings that world of style vividly to life with images of some of the most magical and inspiring environments to be found there, from the light-dappled elegance of Gustavian interiors to the inventive purity of the very best in contemporary architecture.” ~ Hamish Bowles “Lars Bolander’s handsome and intelligent book tells the story of Scandinavian design and its influence—in the past, in the present, and leading into the twenty-first century. A product of a northern world separated to a great extent from Europe, Scandinavian design looked to the styles of the French court in the eighteenth century, but developed its own style with an adaptive simplicity that has given it a place unto itself in the history of design, as beautifully visualized on the pages of this book.” ~ David Easton “Lars has the magic formula for combining the sophisticated Gustavian style with the rustic charm of the Scandinavian countryside. Just perfect!” ~ Juan Pablo Molyneux "He creates both classic and new looks, as well as bringing the traditional pieces into the 20th century (which I love)!" ~MadebyGirl "Lars Bolander is the go-to person for Scandinavian decor in America." ~Veranda "It's total design porn at its finest." ~Everything LEB "Gorgeous." ~Annechovie "A visual delight." ~Swedish Interiors by Eleish van Breems "A lovely read and must-have reference and inspiration guide for any design library."~ Hampton Hostess "One you'll want to add to your library." ~From the Right Bank "Wonderful." ~Rita Konig(interview withA Lovely Being)~

Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Author: Rhonda Eleish,Edie van Breems

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423625293

Category: Design

Page: 256

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A well-designed Swedish room, whether an antique-filled country home or a contemporary industrial loft space, has a calm and feel-good quality that literally permeates the atmosphere. See how some of the most authentic advocates of Swedish design are using these ideas in their own homes, places of pure beauty and simplicity. The fundamental concepts of Swedish design are in full play at each location featured and are important qualities to incorporate into a home-those of functionality, quality of materials, light, preservation, art, eclecticism, color, sense of place and a deep reverence for nature. Featured in the book are projects by designers Eleish van Breems, 2Michaels, Liza Laserow, and Jonas Wickman with a look into the private homes of Barbara Paca and Philip Logan of Preservation Green, Mick Aarestrup and Paula Batali of Lief, Tara Shaw of Tara Shaw Inc., Jill Dienst of Dienst and Dotter, Ann Ljungberg and Rajesh Kumar of Just Scandinavian, international stylist Ingrid Leess, and designers Patricia Fischer of Patricia Fisher Interiors and Linda Kennedy of Meredith Baxter Home. The elements of Swedish style are broken down for the reader with inspiring photos and directives and a Resource Guide is provided for further exploration. Forewards by Brad Ford and Keith Granet. Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems are the founders of Eleish van Breems Ltd., a company whose approach to design stems from a modern application and interpretation of historic Scandinavian interiors and form. Their design work has been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda, Glamour, Country Living, Gods & Goddar, and the New York Times, among others. Both live with their families in southwest Connecticut and travel extensively in Scandinavia, calling Stockholm their home away from home.

Scandinavian Modern

Author: Magnus Englund,Christina Schmidt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758772

Category: Design

Page: 144

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In Scandinavian Modern, Magnus Englund and Christina Schmidt of design store Skandium trace the development of the Scandinavian style, introduce key designers and take a look at some of the most stylish homes in Scandinavia. The first section, Elements, takes a lively look at Scandinavian designers and design in the context of materials: wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, and so on. The second section, Living, offers an in-depth visual survey of 12 outstanding homes in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, ranging from modern country homes to sophisticated city-center apartments. The accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into each interior, describing its design, planning, and evolution.

Scandinavian Furniture

A Sourcebook of Classic Designs for the 21st Century

Author: Judith Gura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Furniture design

Page: 304

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Scandinavia has been the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the 20th century. Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable and appealing to look at. This book updates the history of design in the Nordic nations, and illustrates more than 500 of the best current furniture from over seventy producers, most of them in full colour. It also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a comprehensive bibliography. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in modern furniture, as well as designers, architects, collectors and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design.

Urban Scandinavian Sewing

18 Seasonal Projects for Modern Living

Author: Kirstyn Cogan

Publisher: C & T Pub

ISBN: 9781617450150

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Stitch your way to Scandinavian style as you embrace minimal, sleek design. Luxuriate in the textures of summery linens and winter wools as you sew 18 projects, from upscale home decor to wearables. You ll love the chic yet beginner-friendly stitching and embroidery patterns the perfect way to embellish ready-mades or to sew from scratch. These projects offer beautiful, functional designs for contemporary living. Designer and author Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic culture, with handcrafted modern items to make for your home and family plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits about the regional traditions."

The A-Z of Modern Design

Author: Bernd Polster,Claudia Newman,Markus Schuler

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 539

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This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes 350 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. The products featured range from classic cars, furniture and ceramics to the latest MP3 players. Each entry includes an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a product chronology, and is accompanied by colour photographs.