Modern Scandinavian Design

Author: Magnus Englund,Peter Fiell,Charlotte Fiell

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270528

Category: Design

Page: 592

View: 861


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

View: 4868


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.

Scandinavian Modern

Author: Magnus Englund,Christina Schmidt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758772

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 3534


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 Design

Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836544528

Category: Design

Page: 704

View: 3538


A guide that includes a detailed look at Scandinavian furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial design from 1900 onwards, with in depth entries on over 200 designers and design led companies, and essays on the similarities and differences in approach between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.

Scandinavian Style

Classic and Modern Scandinavian Design

Author: Ingrid Sommar

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781844423965

Category: Design

Page: 223

View: 4841


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.

Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture

Designs for the 21st Century

Author: Judith Gura

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393731514

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 7499


CD-ROM contains: printable JPEG files of all the images in the book.

New Scandinavian Design

Author: Katherine Nelson,Raul Cabra

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811840408

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 4205


More than four hundred color photographs capture the innovative contributions of Scandinavian designers to the stylish evolution of contemporary furniture, housewares, textiles, home accessories, and consumer electronics. 10,000 first printing.

Danish Modern

Author: Andrew Hollingsworth

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423613596

Category: Design

Page: N.A

View: 3969


For serious furniture collectors, Danish is more than a pastry-it's an art form. Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean., mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In Modern Danish, Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s through the impact of two world wars, and its evolution into the twentieth century. The book includes photographic surveys of Danish Modern furniture in homes across the Unites States; a market guide with tips, facts and resources that includes discussions of veneer vs. solid wood, places to find Danish Modern furniture, and a guide to caring for it; and an extensive resource section.

Northern Delights

Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design

Author: Emma Fexeus,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554724

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 5606


If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer maybe German, the gardener probably British, and the craftspeople either Swiss or Japanese. The interior designer of that house, though, should - beyond any doubt - be from Scandinavia. Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book's stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home.

Modern Living

Scandinavian Style

Author: Claire Bingham

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734183

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 2274


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.

Georg Jensen

Scandinavian Design for Living

Author: Alison Fisher,Maggie Taft,Thomas Thulstrup

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300232993

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 2627


"This beautifully illustrated catalogue explores how Georg Jensen silver has expanded the boundaries of modern style, changing the look of twentieth-century homes and spreading Scandinavian design around the world. Design for Everyday Living is the first scholarly treatment of Georg Jensen to approach the firm's output in an analytical way, situating it in the context of twentieth-century design history and focusing on the firm's unique evolution and global influence. This book is geared to a wide audience of interested nonspecialists and design historians rather than to a narrower readership of silver collectors. It is also innovative in that it focuses on the story of the firm rather than solely on the career of its founder. The essays are all original and include a contribution from Thomas Thulstrup, the leading expert on Georg Jensen silver. The book also benefits from a close collaboration with the Jensen firm, which has allowed us access to images and archival materials published here for the first time"--

Scandinavia Dreaming

Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design

Author: Emma Fexeus,Angel Trinidad

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556704

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 256

View: 7570


Scandinavia Dreaming presents interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

Scandinavian Home

A Comprehensive Guide to Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Designers

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849497497

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 743


Scandinavian Modern was the most influential and enduring design movement of the 20th century, dominating the international scene in the 1950s and continuing to shape the way we live today. Architects and designers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, were responsible for a range of contemporary homes, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware, and other products that defined an entire approach to modern post-war living. What characterizes Scandinavian Modern is its approachability; the use of natural materials and organic forms combined with clean lines and attention to basic practicality and comfort. Scandinavian Home demonstrates this elegant, yet informal design at its best and most accessible.

Scandinavian Design

Author: Ingrid Sommar

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781847325891

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 9616


Since the beginning of the 1990s a new generation of Scandinavian designers has appeared to international acclaim, and once again pushed the boundaries of modern design and innovation. Classic pieces such as Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair have been reinterpreted, while architects such as Snøhetta and 3 x Nielsen have made bold statements in their structures. With over 300 images, this stylish design bible offers a stunning and comprehensive overview of this perennially popular and environmentally friendly genre, from architecture and furniture to fashion and graphics.

Swedish Design

A History

Author: Lasse Brunnström

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350000132

Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 4630


Swedish Design: A History provides a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the development of design in Sweden from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twenty-first. Leading design historian Lasse Brunnström traces the move from artisanal crafts production to the mass production and consumption of designed objects, a process by which the role and profile of the designer became increasingly important. His survey, richly illustrated with images of the designed objects discussed, takes in forms of design traditionally associated with Sweden, such as household objects and textiles, while also considering some less-written about genres such as industrial and graphic design. Brunnström questions many established ideas about design in Sweden, notably its aesthetics and its relationship to Sweden's national and political culture. He argues that the history of design in Sweden has been far more complex and less straightforwardly 'blond' than hitherto understood.

New Nordic Gardens

Scandinavian Landscape Design

Author: Annika Zetterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519455

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 2459


The first overview of contemporary landscape design in Scandinavia--minimalist and attuned to nature--inspiring for design professionals as well as amateur gardeners

Swedish Design

An Ethnography

Author: Keith M. Murphy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455790

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 7436


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.

Nordic Light

Modern Scandinavian Architecture

Author: Henry Plummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342756

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 4333


This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment. Fifty projects are featured in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities on the buildings. Henry Plummer treats his subject from a uniquely authoritative perspective in which his words resonate directly with his artfully taken images. Books that give a true sense of the magical light that have shaped great buildings are rare: this is a publication to savour. Nine chapters present established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks, according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities to buildings. Among the buildings featured are Arne Jacobsens town hall in Århus, Denmark, Alvar Aaltos Villa Mairea in Finland, Klas Anshelms Malmö Konsthall in Sweden, and many others. Each chapter features an introduction, which traces the nature, quality and cultural history of that aspect of light.

The Story of Design

From the Paleolithic to the Present

Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934706

Category: Design

Page: 512

View: 1580


Encompassing the fields of architecture, graphics, industrial design, and interior design, this definitive account surveys design from the prehistoric era and the ancient world, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and Modern Movement, to our own digital era. Design is the story of how all man-made things came into being; its history is as long as the history of humanity. A multidisciplinary approach to problem solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs, and desires, design has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a multifaceted account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, pioneers, and companies that have shaped every significant era of design. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural, and political concerns, this is an indispensable overview of creative enterprise in the pursuit of more useful, more beautiful, more effective objects, tools, and products. Through authoritative text, careful analysis, and hundreds of exquisite illustrations leading authorities Charlotte and Peter Fiell uncover the real importance of this unique yet all-encompassing creative activity, and assess its crucial role in the future of society.