Scandinavian Modern

Scandinavian Modern

by Magnus Englund, Christina Schmidt

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Overview

In Scandinavian Modern, Magnus Englund and Christina Schmidt of design store Skandium trace the development of the Scandinavian style, introduce key designers, and take a look at some of the most stylish homes in Scandinavia.

In Scandinavian Modern, Magnus Englund and Christina Schmidt of design store Skandium trace the development of the Scandinavian style, introduce key designers and take a look at some of the most stylish homes in Scandinavia.

The first section, Elements, takes a lively look at Scandinavian designers and design in the context of materials: wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, and so on. The second section, Living, offers an in-depth visual survey of 12 outstanding homes in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, ranging from modern country homes to sophisticated city-center apartments. The accompanying text provides a fascinating insight into each interior, describing its design, planning, and evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849758772
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 812,351
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Magnus Englund, who wrote the text for this book, is a co-founder of Skandium, a group of stores selling modern Scandinavian furniture and homeware. Born in Sweden, Magnus used to live in Stockholm, where he owned a men’s fashion store. Since opening the first Skandium store in London in 1999, he has played an instrumental role in creating a renewed international interest in Scandinavian design. Magnus is now a director of the Isokon Gallery Trust in London and is working on several new books.

Christina Schmidt, who sourced the locations for this book, is also a co-founder of Skandium. Finnish by nationality, she grew up in Germany and Finland and lived in Sweden before settling in Britain. Christina worked as a fashion photographer in Stockholm for many years, giving her an eye for detail that has proved most useful when developing the Skandium furniture and accessories collection. Christina now works as an interior designer in London through her own company.

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Elements     12
Wood     14
Glass     24
Textiles     32
Ceramics     38
Metal     44
Plastic     48
Light     52
Living     62
Mikael Andersen     64
Grethe Meyer     70
Mikko Puotila     76
Finn Juhl and Hanne Wilhelm Hansen     82
Matti Sanaksenaho     88
Borge and Alice Mogensen     94
Michael Asplund     100
Poul and Hanne Kjaerholm     106
Christer Wallensteen     112
Eero Aarnio     118
Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi     126
Eva Lilja Lowenhielm     132
Resources     138
Picture credits     140
Index     142
Acknowledgments     144

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