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Scandinavian Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Mid-Century Modern Designers

$29.99 Hardcover

About the Author:

Elizabeth Wilhide is the author and co-author of many acclaimed books on design and interiors. She has also contributed to many of Terence Conran's books, including The Essential House Book, The Ultimate House Book, Plain, Simple, Useful and Conran on Colour.

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Quadrille, 03/01/2016

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.  Its version of modernism was defined by approachability; the use of natural materials and organic forms combined with clean lines and attention to basic practicality and comfort. Architects and designers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland were responsible for a range of products - homes, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware - that defined an entire movement of modern post-war living. A collector's guide to the classic products of Scandinavian style, advice on how to put the look together using trademarks of the design trademarks, and an exploration of some of the most influential homes across the world that have interpreted this aesthetic. Highlights include Alvar Aalto's wavelike vase, artist Maija Isola's floral textiles, Arne Jacobsen's swan chair, Stig Lindberg's glassware. Demonstrates this elegant, yet informal design at...
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