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The Red Thread: Nordic Design


An elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of Nordic design - timeless, yet on trend


Oak Publishing


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Price: USD$79.95

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.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714873473

Oak Publishing is an independent Copenhagen-based lifestyle publisher founded in 2013. Its biannual publication, Oak - The Nordic Journal showcases visionary talents through an insight into their life, ideas, and spaces.

"...Prob[es] the creative philosophy of functionality and simplicity that has made Nordic pieces staples of tasteful interiors the world over."—Surface

"This beautifully bound volume celebrates Nordic design in its many shapes and forms... The focus is on design as a means of enhancement, a concept beautifully sheathed here in cloth and red stich" —Image Interiors and Living

"Pride in tradition is the cornerstone of The Red Thread: Nordic Design, an encyclopedic exploration of the spare, naturalistic furniture and objects long associated with the region."—New York Times

"The Red Thread: this is a Nordic metaphor for a shared characteristic. Shows the common aesthetic of classic Scandi designs."—Elle Decoration

"Demonstrates the Nordic region's deep-rooted cultural aesthetic by showcasing the diversity of its design through more than 200 objects. [...] Nordic design's enduring appeal has led to widespread international desire for beautifully designed and expertly crafted objects."—New Design

"Covers more than 200 examples of significant aesthetic achievements... A comprehensive, if visual, history of design."—Vogue Online

"...Prob[es] the creative philosophy of functionality and simplicity that has made Nordic pieces staples of tasteful interiors the world over."—Surface

"This beautifully bound volume celebrates Nordic design in its many shapes and forms... The focus is on design as a means of enhancement, a concept beautifully sheathed here in cloth and red stich" —Image Interiors and Living

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