Design from Scandinavia is the year 1979 edition (issue no. 9) about new Nordic design. The magazine is published by The World Pictures celebrates new Nordic design. The issue showcases latest products and architecture from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Finland is presented through its famous fashion houses such as Marimekko and Vuokko, and designers and brands such as Antti Nurmesniemi, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Marjatta Metsovaara, Indoor, Muurame, and Artek. The Helsinki City Theatre by Timo Penttilä and the Valio industrial complex by Matti K. Mäkinen and Kaarina Löfström are, among others, the prime examples of latest Finnish architecture. The contents are thematised by type: Visit Scandinavia, Public Settings, Furniture, Textiles, Lighting, Industrial Design, and Scandinavia Abroad.
Seen from the 21st-century perspective, the late 1970s mark amazing creativity. Many of the products included in this Design from Scandinavia publication display a firm belief in progressive design, although it must be said that the fashion has changed quite a bit. Indeed, this publication offers you an opportunity for a hilarious time travel to that wonderful era of lava lamps, discos, bold prints and strong, uninhibited architectural detailing.
The copy in stock is in perfectly usable condition. There is some smudge on the cover and the corners are a bit worn. The binding is ok, and all the pages are still there.