From IKEA to Workbench, Scandinavian home design is more popular than ever. "Scandinavian Living" traces the fascinating development of the Scandinavian style, and introduces the most important designers and their work, such as Poul Kjaerholm of Denmark and Eero Aarnio fo Finland. Magnus Englund and Chrystina Schmidt offer up their professional expertise while exploring some of the most interesting homes in Scandinavia. Andrew Wood's stylish photography showcases real interiors, including those owned by celebrated designers. *Explores the relaxed comfort, unpretentious simplicity, and easy elegance of the modern Scandinavian home. *Over 80,000 copies sold in hardcover.
About the Authors
Magnus Englund, who wrote the text, is a co-founder and director of Skandium, a chain of stores specializing in modern Scandinavian furniture and homeware. His company also set up Britain's first-ever Marimekko shop. Born in Sweden, Magnus used to live in Stockholm, where he owned a men's fashion store while collecting 1960s pop & soul records. His current passion is Finnish glass. Scandinavian Living is his first book.
Chrystina CNG Schmidt, who sourced the locations for the book, is a co-founder and director of Skandium. Finnish by nationality, she grew up in Germany and Finland and has lived most of her adult life in Sweden. Chrystina worked as a fashion photographer in Stockholm for ten years before moving to London, where she contributed to Arena and other magazines. She is a strong believer in creating spaces for living in, not looking at. Her current passion is Swedish textiles.
Andrew Wood is a photographer specializing in interiors and fashion. He undertakes regular commissions for Elle Decoration and other prestigious magazines such as Vogue and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (April 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds