The world is embracing Nordic design! This is obvious to anyone with the least interest in this particular genre and chances are, whether you are interested in fashion, interior, product design, or just about any type. design, the area of ââyour interest most likely has at least one high-profile Nordic designer or company influencing current trends. understands a lot of things that are misleading or downright irrelevant.
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Written by Dorothea Gundtoft, a Danish stylist, writer and photographer, the book is essentially an investigation of the most exciting names in furniture and product design – from emerging names to established brands. The book is divided into three sections: “Influential Personalities”, which covers icons of contemporary Scandinavian design, “The Designers”, containing profiles of the most exciting designers of recent years, and “International Commentators”, which features interviews influential international figures who share their thoughts on the distinctive appeal of Nordic design.âFor us Scandinavians, well-produced and carefully crafted design is part of everyday life, which we can sometimes take for granted. ”
– Dorothea Gundtoft, New Nordic design
Beautiful design is certainly a mainstay of everyday life in the Nordic countries. Whether you are from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, chances are you spent your childhood surrounded by high quality design – Gundtoft talks about sitting in Arne Jakobsen chairs at the school and myself splashed food on my own Tripp Trapp in my early days Nordic design is characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality, pleasantly accompanied by a pleasing aesthetic and this book makes a great job showing these qualities – highlighting the effects of Nordic design on things we already knew while also showing us some new things.
Alvar Aalto, ‘Takeaway cabinet and classic chair, Credit: Aalto +
Camilla Akersveen, ‘Eat mindfully ‘, Credit: Steffen KÃ¸mer
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Kinfolk Magazine, celebrating the elegance of Nordic design, Credit: Kinfolk
Eva Schildt, ‘Ãng’ vase, 2013, for Klong, Credit: Eva Schildt
Oaxen Krog, a basket of scallops on the outside deck, Credit: Oaxen Krog
Margret GudnadÃ³ttir, GuÃ°nÃ½ HafsteinsdÃ³ttir, lamps for the exhibition ‘Dance: chandeliers, lights and lamps by Drifandi’, Credit: GuÃ°mundur IngÃ³lfsson
Muuto, Staffan Holm, ‘Splitting table, David Geckeler, ‘Nerd chairs, Credit: Muuto
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Nao Tamura, ‘July table / stalls, Credit: Nikari Oy, Chikako Harada
Olafur Eliasson, model room, Credit: Olafur Eliasson
The Apartment, Italian console table, 1950s, Credit: L’Appartement, Sophie Barfoed
Muuto, Thomas Benzen, ‘Raised vase, Credit: Muuto
Knee, make leather pouches by hand for products, Credit: Kneip
Normann Copenhagen, ‘Ekko’ throws on a ‘Box’ table in turquoise, Credit: Normann Copenhagen
New Nordic design by Dorothea Gundtoft is published by Thames & Hudson. Available now from Amazon and other great retailers.
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