Scandinavian Design by Taschen is a comprehensive guidebook to the world of Nordic design. With over 700 pages, the book explores a wide range of styles, designers and designer-led companies including Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva, Hans Wegner, Tapio Wirkkala, Sigvard Bernadotte, Stig Lindberg, Ingeborg Lundin, Finn Juhl, Fritz Hansen, Artek, Le Klint, Gustavsberg, Iittala, Fiskars, Volvo, Saab, Orrefors, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Arabia, Marimekko, and Georg Jensen. The large and rich photos provide detailed insights into furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware, and industrial design starting from the year 1900. The book was written by Charlotte & Peter Fiell who are experts on the history, theory and criticism of design.
What makes Scandinavia such a hotbed of design talent and innovation? In this suitably stylish volume, explore a century of masterful forms and lyrical lines from across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland. Bridging the gap between crafts and industrial production, organic forms and every functionality, this must-have guide includes in-depth entries featuring more than 180 designers.