Scandinavia has been the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the 20th century. Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable and appealing to look at. This book updates the history of design in the Nordic nations, and illustrates more than 500 of the best current furniture from over seventy producers, most of them in full colour. 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.
About the Author
Judith Gura is a professor at the New York School of Interior Design, where she directs the design history program, and an associate professor at the Pratt Institute. A specialist in Scandinavian design, she writes frequently on the subject for a number of publications.