Scandinavia Dreaming

Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design

Author: Emma Fexeus,Angel Trinidad

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556704

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 256

View: 5105

Scandinavia Dreaming presents interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

Northern Delights

Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design

Author: Emma Fexeus,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9783899554724

Category: Architecture

Page: 255

View: 5361

If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer maybe German, the gardener probably British, and the craftspeople either Swiss or Japanese. The interior designer of that house, though, should - beyond any doubt - be from Scandinavia. Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book's stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home.

The Scandinavian Home

Explore the beauty of Scandinavian style in the city and country

Author: Niki Brantmark

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782494119

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 1092

Discover classic and contemporary Scandinavian style. Scandinavia is famous for its distinctive style: homes are pared-back and simple, and form and function are combined to create aesthetically pleasing and practical interiors. Scandinavians are inspired by light, having an abundance of it in summer but so little of it in winter, and house designs tend to maximize the amount of natural light that enters the home, and allow the inhabitants to make the most of outdoor life during the summer. Similarly, nature and the weather are major influences: homes are made warm and cozy for the freezing winter months—not just literally with log burners, but also through incorporating wood and natural materials. The Scandinavian Home showcases a wide range of these beautiful homes. The first chapter, City Dwellings, features sharp, modern apartments and smart townhouses. Country Homes shows the Scandinavian take on country style with laid-back, bohemian homes. Finally, the Summer and Winter Retreats include coastal cottages, an allotment house, and log cabins.

Scandinavian Modern

Author: Magnus Englund,Christina Schmidt

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758772

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 7331

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.

New Nordic Design

Author: Dorothea Gundtoft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518137

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 9779

This stylish publication celebrates the impact of contemporary Nordic style on interiors, furnishings and product design. Its attractiveness lies in the simplicity, attention to detail and high quality of materials that have long been associated with Scandinavian design. This book features fifty notable interior and product designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Whether they are well established or up and coming, the designers all share a passionate commitment to an elegant design style with widespread international appeal. New Nordic Design builds on the success of the author's earlier Fashion Scandinavia, in the same format, while also being completely new with great potential to reach a wide, global audience for whom Scandinavian living is a dream and an aspiration.

Living in Style

Scandinavia

Author: Karin Gråbæk Helledie

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732202

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 7752

Nordic countries are frequently listed as having the highest quality of life worldwide, according to multiple studies. But Northern Europe doesn't just score high in social issues. Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark are known for their spectacular fjords, untouched nature, and their clean interiors. Scandinavian-style interiors exude a classically modern elegance, boasting both innovation and the highest standards of comfort. Lighting and a deeply rooted connection to nature play just as much a role in the spaces as do intense colors and graphic design. This newest addition to the Living in Style series displays the Scandinavian lifestyle at its best.

Scandinavian Style

Author: Bradley Quinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1840913258

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 8645

This international sourcebook traces the design and interior traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. In addition to focusing on architecture, furniture, and 20th century movements from Functionalism to Danish Modernism, it covers modern living and the decorative traditions that have influenced Scandinavian style: Gustavian, Neoclassical, Chinoiserie, as well as inspirations from the Middle East and Asia Minor. A special chapter explores how modern designers such as Gunilla Allard, Thomas Sandell, and Pia Wall have used new materials, as well as updated traditional ones, to create innovative furniture and products for the home.

Modern Living

Scandinavian Style

Author: Claire Bingham

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734183

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 5218

Decorating an interior--one that is simple, functional, cosy and calm, with no piece of furniture unloved or overlooked--is a tall order. It should be convenient, space-saving and beautifully put together so that it enhances the chores of everyday life, whilst looking good too. What is it about Scandinavian design that does this so well? In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, design writer Claire Bingham escapes to the Nordic nations with this inspiring and practical guide to creating feel-good interiors that are pared-back yet characterful. But it's also a book full of practical tips--including easy updates and decorating solutions for the homemaker wanting to make their space brighter and better. Want to know how to achieve an elegant limewood floor? This book shows you how. Each chapter explores the design ideas and pieces that make up every room, revealing decorating secrets to recreate Nordic chic. Inspired by modern and classic Scandinavian design, learn how to introduce a dash of Scandi into your home. The effortless and timeless Scandinavian look will never go out of style.

Bohemian Residence

Metropolitan Apartments and Interior Design

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899559293

Category: Apartments

Page: 272

View: 7792

Bohemian Residence delves into the opulence and diversity of urban living across the globe. Urban landscapes offer a multitude of enticing options: from cozy apartments to chic duplexes to historic townhouses. Inhabitants' imaginations and distinct personalities reflect upon the canvas of a home's four walls. From Milan to London, Paris to Beverly Hills, colorful surroundings influence of furniture, accessories, and interior design. Conversations with those who outfit the spaces and with those who live within the sumptuous domiciles paint a narrative of modern materials and classic style. Bohemian Residence's detailed portraits take readers across the threshold and provide a tantalizing tour. Be it the witty elegance of the French, the boldness of an Italian modernist apartment, or enticing domestic cabinets of curiosity, these metropolitan dwellings illustrate and inspire the lavish possibilities of contemporary city living.

The Red Thread

Nordic Design

Author: Oak Publishing

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873473

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 1146

An elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of Nordic design - timeless, yet on trend From literature to food, lifestyle to fashion, cinema to architecture, Nordic influence is evident throughout contemporary culture. The Red Thread: Nordic Design celebrates this deep-rooted aesthetic, showcasing the diversity of design from Scandinavia and Finland via more than 200 objects - from everyday items to exquisitely produced decorative glassware, and from traditional handmade textiles to mass-produced products found in homes across the globe. The title is taken from a metaphor, common in the Nordic countries, of a shared and highlighted characteristic (like a long connecting thread in woven material), that runs through and connects themes, ideas, stories, and, in this case, design.

Kitchen Kulture

Author: Michelle Galindo,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555578

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 255

View: 7152

The kitchen is the new living room : a space for social gathering, collaborative cooking, event hosting, and communal dining. Undergoing immense transformation through time, the room that used to be a service area relegated to the bock of the house is now the multi-functional hub of the home. Kitchen Kulture shines a light on all that the twenty-first century kitchen can be. From a vast, open-plan kitchen in a London townhouse to a kitchenette inside a student studio in Berlin, the professionals behind these designs uncover the full potential of today's kitchen through their creativity. As thoughts on domesticity, food, and technology evolve, so do kitchens, as they are continually adapted to current social and aesthetic trends. The kitchens presented in this book are testing grounds for environmentally-friendly innovation as well as lively spaces that inspire a higher quality of life by prompting better eating habits and bringing together family and friends. Kitchen Kulture compiles contemporary talent in kitchen design, offering a source of inspiration for some and a visual feast for ail.

Upgrade

Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899556995

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 254

View: 9153

'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

The Year of Living Danishly

Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country

Author: Helen Russell

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318138

Category: Travel

Page: 354

View: 1593

'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design (not to mention 'hygge') to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

Simply Scandinavian

20 stylish and inspirational Scandi homes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757294

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 7077

Scandinavian interior design is admired the world over for its unpretentious simplicity and understated elegance. Rooms are typically airy, light and bright. Furnishings are modern design classics from the key names of Scandinavian design (Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm, Arne Jacobsen, and Marimekko, to name but a few) mixed with pretty antique and vintage pieces. The beauty of natural materials, especially wood, is celebrated. It’s a style that’s entirely in tune with today’s wish for calm, uncluttered, and comfortable spaces to live in. The 20 homes featured in this book are presented as case studies, with chapters including Elegant Simplicity, Vintage-Inspired, Pared-down Modern and Contemporary Rustic. Each home showcases an aspect of Scandinavian interior design and the home owners include architects, fashion and jewellery designers, and antique dealers. The accompanying text offers a fascinating insight into each home, describing its design, planning, and evolution. Celebrating a way of life that combines elegance and comfort with a love of the natural world, 'Simply Scandinavian' offers an abundance of decorative ideas that will work in any setting.

Modern Scandinavian Design

Author: Magnus Englund,Peter Fiell,Charlotte Fiell

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270528

Category: Design

Page: 592

View: 4881

Designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland have long pursued the shared goal of social equality through design, believing that well-designed everyday goods not only enhance daily life, but should also be the birthright of all. Modern Scandinavian Design is the ultimate guide to the distinctive design tradition arising out of these five Nordic countries since 1925. Bestselling design authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell have extensively researched all aspects of the aesthetic, along with contributions from Magnus Englund of Skandium. With sections on architecture, furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, metalwork, woodenware, plastics, textiles, jewelry, and graphic design, this will be an indispensable resource for any design enthusiast, collector, or casual reader seeking inspiration for their home.

Infinite Space

Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors Photographed by James Silverman

Author: James Silverman,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899555981

Category: Architectural photography

Page: 270

View: 1734

This book presents a compilation of dream houses whose architecture deliberately breaks with their surroundings.

The Chamber of Curiosity

Apartment Design and the New Elegance

Author: Robert Klanten,Sven Ehmann,Sofia Borges

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555172

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 7089

Today's glamorous chambers of curiosity are to apartment design what the dandy is to fashion. The most fascinating apartments have always been those that reflect the essence of their interesting occupants. Over 256 pages, The Chamber of Curiosity takes th

101 Danish Design Icons

Author: Lars Dybdahl

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers

ISBN: 9783775742122

Category:

Page: 464

View: 683

A definitive history of 20th-century Danish design through 101 classic objects Denmark has long loomed large in international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances and utensils from the 1960s and ‘70s are more popular than ever, for sale at design galleries and a rarity at flea markets. This publication provides an extensive overview of those everyday objects that have to this day written design history both in Denmark and worldwide. Along with 32 leading scholars and journalists, the Head of the Library and Research at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, Lars Dybdahl, explores the fascinating history of the individual objects. Playfully presented and situated in their historical context, the catalog sheds new light on this unique world of objects. Among the design classics included are the Carlsberg lager label, the Dursley-Pedersen bicycle, the PH lamp, Dansk Standard cutlery, the Beolit 39 radio, the Spoke-Back Sofa, the Flag Halyard Chair, Kobenstyle kitchenware, the Nilfisk vacuum cleaner, LEGO, the Trinidad stacking chair and ECCO shoes.Designers include Arne Jacobson, Georg Jensen, Finn Juhl, Borge Mogensen, Verner Panton and Hans J. Wegner.

Real Nordic Living

Esign, Food, Art, Travel

Author: Dorothea Gundtoft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292792

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5970

This stylish and inspirational sourcebook celebrates the Nordic lifestyle that has taken the rest of the world by storm

Scandinavian Home

A Comprehensive Guide to Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Designers

Author: Elizabeth Wilhide

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849497497

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 4230

Scandinavian Modern was the most influential and enduring design movement of the 20th century, dominating the international scene in the 1950s and continuing to shape the way we live today. Architects and designers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, were responsible for a range of contemporary homes, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware, and other products that defined an entire approach to modern post-war living. What characterizes Scandinavian Modern is its approachability; the use of natural materials and organic forms combined with clean lines and attention to basic practicality and comfort. Scandinavian Home demonstrates this elegant, yet informal design at its best and most accessible.