This richly illustrated book features over 70 designers and their work from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. New Nordic Design opens with a general introduction to Scandinavian design and discusses briefly its developments since the 1950s and the peculiarities of the Nordic countries. The designers are introduced with a small introduction and a brief interview. Finland is represented by the well-known classics Arabia and Artek together with Aalto + Aalto, Futudesign, Joanna Laajisto, Nikari and Timo Ripatti.
Besides designers, the book introduces a selection of international commentators: editors, critics, bloggers, companies and magazines such as Amanda Dameron, Susanna Vento and Kinfolk who reflect the Nordic lifestyle and its influence on the world of design.
New Nordic Design by Dorothea Gundtoft is both a delicious and handy sourcebook to the world of hygge: cool and cosy interiors, furniture, textures, materials and colours.