An all-you-need guide for anyone interested in the history and aesthetic of Scandinavian design. Sonia Lucano writes widely on crafts and interior design. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, including Tote Bags in Thames & Hudson’s new ‘Craft Studio’ series (see p.74).
Over 150 illustrations 28.5 x 22.0cm 192pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292396 February £16.95
Interior Inspiration: Scandinavia Sonia Lucano
Natural materials, neutral colours, elegant lines: the Scandinavian look is one of the most popular in contemporary interior design. Rooted in the desire to create beautiful everyday objects that are practical, affordable and accessible to all, which emerged in Scandinavia during the 1930s, it is the embodiment of a cultural mindset that values the collective over the individual, shared by all five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. This book is both an introduction to the history of Scandinavian design and a style sourcebook. Featuring concise profiles of such great designers as Arne Jacobsen and Stig Lindberg, and such key furniture and textiles manufacturers as littala and Marimekko, it also includes 30 step-by-step DIY projects that show readers how to customize furniture and objects in the Scandinavian way. Designed in the style of a magazine to reflect its functionality, this book is a rare combination of information and practical advice, which is sure to seduce anyone enamoured of Scandi style.