Gestalten Scandanavia Dreaming Coffee Table Book

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The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature.  Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

The projects within this book translate to any home and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.

EDITORS/ Angel Trinidad & Gestalten

PUBLISH DATE/ September 2016

SIZE/ 24 x 30 cm

FEATURES/ Full color, hardcover, 288 pages

 

At Interior Monologue, we believe handmade is the best made. Our mission is to provide a collection of makers that you can trust  – handmade excellence and ethical production. We think it’s important to understand who made the things we love. Our hope is that this collection connects you directly with our favorite makers and their one of a kind stories. 

Enter the world of nuanced Nordic design and architecture through Scandinavia Dreaming. In these pages, you’ll learn about the seamless pairing of the instantly recognizable aesthetic and history behind this iconic design — all with a thread of artisanal production.

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The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature.  Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

The projects within this book translate to any home and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for...

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At Interior Monologue, we believe handmade is the best made. Our mission is to provide a collection of makers that you can trust  – handmade excellence and ethical production. We think it’s important to understand who made the things we love. Our hope is that this collection connects you directly with our favorite makers and their one of a kind stories. 

Enter the world of nuanced Nordic design and architecture through Scandinavia Dreaming. In these pages, you’ll learn about the seamless pairing of the instantly recognizable aesthetic and history behind this iconic design — all with a thread of artisanal production.

IM APPROVED.

MAKER STORY: gestalten

Gestalten has become an institution in Berlin as a publishing and creative agency. They were founded in 1995 and have since published more than 500 books highlighting and anticipating vital movements in design, architecture, typography, and art.

Gestalten aims to reimage the publishing world — a world where they can engage in creative conversations and landscapes through their extensive range of titles. While their original story was founded with a focus on aesthetics, they seek to enhance the reader’s lives. They were particularly focused on graphic design in the beginning, but through the past two decades their focus on content has shifted.

Through fashion, design, food, travel, contemporary art, and architecture, they publish books that can act as inspirational informants. The myriad of topics they now cover are real-time observations on people, art, and culture. They aim to reach beyond the scope of a beautiful coffee table book — they also want to enrich, inform, and inspire.