Blond wood, sleek and airy spaces, uncluttered designs-these are the hallmarks of Scandinavian style. Nordic design has always been praised for its combination of form and function, but a new generation of artists is taking the classic look to another level. These experiments in style-including Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair and architects Snohetta and 3 x Neilsen's bold structures-are revealed here through 300 images. It's the full depth and breadth of the region's look, including architecture, interior design, clothing, jewelry, and more.
Ingrid Sommar has written for many journals and periodicals, including Form, Arkitektur, Graphis, and Elle Decoration. She is the author of two additional books, Stockholm Modern and Ø Design, both published by Wahlström & Widstrand. She lives in Malmö, Sweden.