If you are an admirer of scandinavian design like I am, then you will really enjoy this book. It is a nice chunky book full of fabulous design and information. As this book is published by Taschen the photographs are excellent. Although I should warn you that the type is tiny, but not short of information.
There are many items featured in the book that we take for granted on a day to day basis. How about Tetra Pak the producers of food packaging first designed in 1951 by Ruben Rausing and still predominantly used worldwide in milk packaging, making the family one of the worlds richest.
There is IKEA, the king of the flatpack furniture who gave us all a taste of Scandinavian design at an affordable price. Who hasn’t got something from IKEA in their house and who doesn’t dread the visit to IKEA knowing that they will never come out with only one thing? There are always a multitude of essential items that you cannot leave the shop without. I recently went there to buy a footstool and came out with the footstool but also a rug, some glasses and two chopping boards, not to mention the obligatory mini Daim Bars.
Lots of other day to day products are featured such as Nokia. Whatever happened to them? And many other more coveted items by Arne Jacobsen and Alvar Aalto. At only £12.50 from Amazon this would make a great gift or perfect book to keep for yourself.
Buy it here.