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Interior Inspiration: Scandinavia

Sonia Lucano

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Everything you need to know about the history of Scandinavian design and how to replicate it at home - from furniture and decoration to textiles and crockery

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Natural materials, neutral colours, elegant lines: the Scandinavian look is one of the most popular in contemporary interior design. Rooted in the desire to create beautiful everyday objects that are practical, affordable and accessible to all, which emerged in Scandinavia during the 1930s, it is the embodiment of a cultural mindset that values the collective over the individual, shared by all five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

This book is both an introduction to the history of Scandinavian design and a style sourcebook. Featuring concise profiles of such great designers as Arne Jacobsen and Stig Lindberg, and such key furniture and textiles manufacturers as littala and Marimekko, it also includes 30 step-by-step DIY projects that show readers how to customize furniture and objects in the Scandinavian way.

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'Never again will you confuse Arne Jacobsen with Hans Wegner, or any other chairmaker'
The Times

'Just about everything you need to know about Scandinavian home styling'
Craft Focus

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Publication date: 8 February 2016

ISBN: 9780500292396

Contents List

Part One: The History – The History of Scandinavian Design; The Five Scandinavian Countries and their Characteristics; The Big Names in Scandinavian Design and their Iconic Pieces; The Scandinavian Look Around the World; The Five Keys to the Scandinavian Look; Sourcing Antique Furniture • Part Two – Furniture; Decoration; Textiles; Ceramics; Templates and Motifs

About the Author

Sonia Lucano writes widely on crafts and interior design. She is the author of numerous books on the subject.