exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable,
democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial
production. The marriage of beautiful organic forms with everyday
functionality is one of the primary strengths of Scandinavian design and
one of the reasons why Scandinavian creations are so cherished and sought
This all-you-need guide includes a detailed look at Scandinavian
furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial
design from 1900 to the present day, with in-depth entries on over 180
designers and design-led companies, plus essays on the similarities and
differences in approach between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and
Denmark. Also included is a list of important design-related places to
visit for readers planning to travel to Scandinavia.
DESIGNERS Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva, Hans
Wegner, Tapio Wirkkala, Sigvard Bernadotte, Stig Lindberg, Ingeborg Lundin,
Finn Juhl, and many others.
COMPANIES Fritz Hansen, Artek, Le Klint, Gustavsberg, Iittala, Fiskars,
Volvo, Saab, Orrefors, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Arabia, Marimekko,
George Jensen, and many more. The author:
Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including
1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A?Z,
Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the
21st Century, 1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They also edited
TASCHEN?s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928?1999.