'A non-whimsical how-to guide to cool Nordic culture'
'Goes beyond the homely glow of hygge (thank goodness), providing a wealth of detail, beautifully illustrated, explaining the Scandinavian way in design, food, art and travel'
Country and Town House
This stylish and inspirational sourcebook celebrates the Nordic lifestyle that has taken the rest of the world by storm
Real Nordic Living celebrates the impact that Scandinavian culture has had internationally on art, design, fashion, food, and interiors, while seeking out the creatives and tastemakers who are bringing this covetable lifestyle to the general public. The book is divided into five themed chapters: Art and Artists, Design, Food and Drink, Fashion, and Travel and features interviews with designers, artisans, restaurateurs, and bloggers, who share their insider knowledge on the best products, brands, trends, and locations that embrace the Nordic lifestyle. Including profiles of more than 100 designers, this book is essential reading for the young and stylish, and anyone for whom Scandinavian living is a dream and aspiration.
'In the Top 50 design books USA' Chosen by The Architectural Review
'A book of substance....our book of the week' The Times
'A beautifully illustrated investigation into the worldwide impact of Scandinavian style on contemporary interiors'
Image Interiors & Living
'Like the Nordic aesthetic, the layout is clean and simple, generous illustrations of beautifully proportioned rooms and slick furniture abound.'
House & Garden
Nordic Style Magazine
'An essential reference'
This stylish publication celebrates the wide-reaching impact Nordic design has had on the world scene, and heralds the arrival of a new generation of designers – as well as the magazine editors and bloggers chronicling their every move. The enduring appeal of Nordic design lies in its simplicity, minimalist approach and quality of materials, as well as the sustainable production methods that are so much part of the Scandinavian way of life. The book features over 70 designers and commentators from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland – and beyond – both established and up and coming. Whether they work in interiors or product design, or comment on both in magazines or blogs, they all share a passionate commitment to a design style that still carries huge international appeal.
'A definitive case for why Scandinavian fashion has become a global phenomenon' Dazed & Confused
'Dorothea Gundtoft has put impressive effort into asking the right questions in her own passionate voice..
'Fashion Scandinavia' had me feeling I was catching a fast-rising fashion wave' The Stylist
Scandinavian designers have arrived on the world scene and this stylish book features more than 50 notable designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Their appeal lies in the simplicity, minimalism, attention to detail and high quality of materials so iconic in Scandinavian design, as well as in their sustainable and ethical production methods.Whether they are well-established or up-and-coming, whether they work in menswear or womenswear, they all share a passionate commitment to a cool and refined design style that carries huge international appeal.‘The time for Scandinavian clothing has come because the elements present in the designers’ collections are highly in tune with the way we live and work today.’