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, jewellery and graphic design, this will be an indispensable resource for any design enthusiast, collector or casual reader seeking inspiration for their home.
About the Author
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on the history, theory and criticism of design and have authored and edited over 50 books on the subject, including Design of the 20th Century, The Story of Design and the bestselling 1000 Chairs.
Magnus Englund is co-founder of Skandium, the high-end furniture retailer and contract dealer in modern Scandinavian furniture. He has previously written two bestselling books on Scandinavian design, and is a trustee of the Isokon Gallery, a London museum celebrating the 1930s Modernist movement.