Scandinavian Design Paperback – 27 Dec 2002
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About the Author
Charlotte and Peter Fiell run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artifacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions, and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including TASCHEN'S Decorative Arts series, 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, Designing the 21st Century, and Graphic Design for the 21st Century. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The book is a joy to look at. Each designer (or company with their logo) starts on a spread with a small head shot of the person, some text and the rest of the space, sometimes over several pages, devoted to photos. Interestingly with so many photos (more than 1600) many of which came from various sources, the colour values are very similar and they all blend together throughout the book. I think Taschen are to be congratulated on producing (yet again) a stunning looking book that covers the subject so well and anyone involved with craft creativity and design will be pleased to have a copy.
This is an essentially a catalog book which showcase the many designers and their work. They appear alphabetically in the book. Each designer comes with a brief introduction.
There are hundreds of photos in this hardcover book. While this is a product design book, the focus is specifically on furniture. As such, there are lots of tables, chairs, lamps and indoor decorative objects.
There's a great variety of style to look at, although I can't personally distinguish the design differences between countries. It's a great book, recommended more to interior designers, furniture makers and product designers.
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Clear pictures of Scandinavian design through the years including all your favourite designers from 1900. You'll be surprised just how old some of your favourite designs are.
A great tome to refer to for years to come.
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