Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture

Designs for the Twenty-First Century

Judith Gura (Author)

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A compendium, with more than five hundred full-color illustrations, of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries.

The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia were the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century and the influential concept of “Scandinavian modern.” Today, a new generation of designers continues the tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and appealing to look at. This book—the first American summary of modern design in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in more than two decades—updates the history of design in the Nordic nations and illustrates in full color more than five hundred of the best current furniture from over seventy producers. The Sourcebook also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers, and a helpful bibliography. It is an invaluable reference for everyone who loves modern furniture, and is an essential tool for interior designers, architects, collectors, and students with a special interest in Scandinavian design.

CD-ROM included: easy-to-use screen resolution files of all the illustrations for use on Mac or PC.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73387-7
  • 8.1 × 10.7 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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  1. Book CoverSourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century

    Hardcover

Endorsements & Reviews

“[V]aluable not only for collecting a wealth of available designs from the Nordic countries in one place, but for delving into what Scandinavian design actually is, mainly by discussing each country's history and thereby presenting what they uniquely contribute to the larger category of design that is Scandinavian furniture.” — A Daily Dose of Architecture

“[T]his book demonstrates that the spare, modernist designs of the last century translate perfectly for the homes of this one.” — Art of the Times

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

“[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

“[A]n outstanding reference, not to be missed by any with an interest in Scandinavia and its interior design arts.” — Midwest Book Review

“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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