Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture

Designs for the 21st Century

Judith Gura (Author)


The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia have been the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century.

Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and visually appealing. This book, the first American summary of modern Scandinavian design in more than two decades, updates the history of design in the Nordic nations, and illustrates more than 500 of the best current furniture from over 70 producers, most of them in full color. It also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a comprehensive bibliography. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in modern furniture, as well as designers, architects, collectors, and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • September 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73151-4
  • 8.9 × 11.4 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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  1. Book CoverSourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the Twenty-First Century


Endorsements & Reviews

“500 carefully selected designs that also include the most up-to-date pieces that constitute the current revival in Nordic design….Recommended.” — Choice, E. M. Hansen

“[E]xcellent…[P]lenty of context…to appreciate how Scandinavian furniture defined a past era, and how it will likely define the future” — Sandy McLendon, Modernism Magazine

“Scandinavian furniture is an important element of…design history…it is impossible to imagine its being given a more thorough or…attractive presentation.” — Stanley Abercrombie

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