JONAS LINDVALL

 

Though ostensibly the works of Jonas Lindvall may fit into the Nordic tradition, his rejection of any particular style or trend sets him apart from his contemporaries. Unlike the wider Swedish design scene which largely revolves around Stockholm, Lindvall chooses to continue his work from Malmö, his hometown, and spans the disciplines of architecture and furniture design. Among his most iconic designs to date are his Oak and Papa chairs for Skandiform – simple, beautiful concepts with a nod to the Scandinavian modern style. In addition to design and residential projects, Lindvall also takes on commercial architecture and interior design – from offices to retail schemes – with memorable results. His interior design for the Japanese restaurant Izakaya Koi won the Golden Chair Award in 2004. This monograph invites readers to explore his impressive back catalogue and sneak a peek at projects in the pipeline.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editor: Tomas Lauri

No. of pages: 240

Format: 300 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket

Publication date: September 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-08-1

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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CONTEMPORARY DANISH ILLUSTRATION

 

In today’s digital world, where the computer has taken over so many aspects of the artist’s earlier role in visual communication, there has been a growing movement among talented young Danish illustrators who are working at the intersection of art and illustration. This book presents a documentary snapshot of contemporary Danish illustration today. It is a physical and visual collection of 32 of the most talented and prominent Danish illustrators and their work.

 

FACTS

Language: English and Danish

Graphic design: Waaitt

Editors: Julie Cirelli and Esther Whang

No. of pages: 232

Format: 210 x 270 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: November 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-12-8

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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DORTE MANDRUP ARCHITECTS

 

As one of the most original and socially-engaged architects of her generation, Danish architect Dorte Mandrup represents the best of the Nordic architectural tradition. To the smallest detail, Mandrup’s buildings engage with their surroundings without ever losing sight of the individuals who will inhabit them. Mandrup’s playful relationship with form and space isapparent in everything from her bold take on the traditional room layout to her delicate restoration of the Danish classic, Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegård School. Through an extensive conversation with the architect, a critical essay and an illustrated presentation of her work, this book documents the evolution of Dorte Mandrup’s groundbreaking practice, including several exciting unrealised projects.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Tomas Lauri

Texts: Christian Bundegaard, Hans Ibelings, Tomas Lauri, Kent Martinussen

Graphic design: WAAITT

No. of pages: 248

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: September 2015

ISBN: 978-91-856896-2-0

Retail price: 42 EUR

 

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BUILT BY THE SEA: VILLAS AND SMALL HOUSES BY LUND HAGEM ARCHITECTS

 

Norway’s Lund Hagem Arkitekter is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. For each building, the firm deftly analyses the built and natural landscape, determining which parts of a site should remain unbuilt, and which microclimates would best lend themselves to domestic living. Established in 1984, the firm has staked their reputation on their unique sensitivity to the interplay between form, material and the building’s already-existing surroundings. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition. This book showcases the firm’s small buildings and cabins, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.

 

FACTS

Texts: Erling Dokk Holm, Jan Olav Jensen

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Design & Art Direction: Dalston Creative

Language: English
No. of pages: 256
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Softcover
Publication date: June 2015
ISBN 978-91-87543-36-4
Retail price: 45 EURO

 

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CONTEMPORARY SAMI ART AND DESIGN

 

This book is the first international presentation of contemporary artists and designers in the Sápmi region, an area spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Sami traditions, both historically and from today, are inspirational sources for these contemporary artists and designers. This book presents works produced by 35 leading artists, both established and emerging – a reference book for anyone with an interest in expressions of contemporary art and design from Sápmi.

 

FACTS
Language: English

Designer and Initiator: Vanessa Sahlman

Author: Jan-Erik Lundström
Editor: Julie Cirelli and Esther Whang
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Flexi
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-29-6
Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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SEE THE LIGHT

 

See the Light is an inspirational book about Nordic light and light design. Generous image material makes lighting easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception and light factors become lively and engaging. This book illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs. Author Svante Pettersson, a lighting designer highly acclaimed both in his native Sweden and internationally, writes personally about his philosophy of lighting, addressing everyone from architects to students and DIY enthusiasts.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: Svante Pettersson

Graphic Design: Dalston

No. of Pages: 320

Format: 220 x 250 mm

Binding: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-91-87543-24-1

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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ÅKESTAM HOLST: FROM ZERO TO FAME

 

The Nordic region's leading advertising agencies will be presented in a series of monographs. The premiere book focuses on Åkestam Holst. The book's purpose is to reflect modern advertising history and contribute to the inspiration for development. Åkestam Holst: From Zero to Fame is a thorough portrait of the agency's history, successes and setbacks, values, approach to advertising, work process and visions for the future. Åkestam Holst’s many accolades confirm the agency’s aspiration since its founding in 1998 – to build strong relationships with clients who share a belief in the power and possibilities of alternative communication. Being named Sweden’s top advertising agency seven times since 2003 also confirms their greatness.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Author: Carin Fredlund

Graphic design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 256

Format: 170 x 230 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 17 December 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-13-5 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-16-6 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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BANK OF THE FUTURE: OPENNESS, SIMPLICITY, CARE

 

Through an innovative interpretation of their client’s core values, 3XN materializes the ideas of openness, simplicity and care in a modern office space for Swedbank’s new headquarters in Stockholm. Author Thomas Dickson explores how 3XN’s emphasis on transparency, Scandinavian simplicity and a dynamic social environment creates an inviting democratic space while reducing energy consumption. The new headquarters has been awarded a Gold certification from Miljöbyggnad, the Swedish sustainability rating system, supporting Swedbank’s core values of social and environmental sustainability.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Texts: Thomas Dickson

Graphic design: Rasmus Koch Studio

Photo: Adam Mørk

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-14-2 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-18-0 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EUR

 

 

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NORWEGIAN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

 

Renowned for its top architects, Norway also boasts of some of the most talented interior architects active today. This book celebrates the leading interior architects of Norway by featuring their best works of the past four years. Norwegian Interior Architects looks at 30 acclaimed interior architecture projects, including Snøhetta’s meaningful Maggie’s Cancer Center in Aberdeen, the famous Halden Prison by Beate Ellingsen and Kristin Jarmund’s stunning Troldsalen in Bergen, to illustrate the high quality and wide variation found in modern interior architecture of Norway.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 160

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-03-6

Retail price: 38 EUR

 

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PRINCE EUGEN'S WORLD OF FLOWERS

 

This book tells the exciting story of how the Swedish Prince Eugen took interest in flowers and plants, and presents his own design of a flower pot, which has been a sales success for nearly a century. With the florist working at Waldemarsudde as a cicerone, we learn how the flowers played an important role when the Prince lived at Waldemarsudde, and how important they still are at this beautiful artist home in Stockholm. The florist also present inspiring tips on how to arrange flowers in the famous pots, as table decorations and in the garden.

 

FACTS
Language: English/Swedish

Photo: Yanan Li
Graphic design: Maria Sånge
No. of pages: 196
Format: 165 x 215 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-31-9 (eng)

ISBN 978-91-87543-33-3 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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STUDIO TALKS: THINKING THROUGH PAINTING

 

Thinking Through Painting is an on-going investigation of contemporary painting since 2009 involving numerous discussions and studio visits. The book was initiated after a discussion between Swedish artist Jan Rydén and curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist about how the contemporary institutional and theoretical art scene often seems to be uneasy, and at times even lost in its relationship to painting. Together with the artists Kristina Bength and Sigrid Sandström, they embarked on a project that would investigate painting as a way of thinking with a group composed of a curator/philosopher and three theoretically minded painters who all have different points of departure and dissimilar painting practices. Taking the artist’s perspective as a point of departure, the book collects over 400 pages of commissioned texts and transcribed conversations between artists, theorists, curators and critics active in Stockholm, Oslo and New York.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editors: Jan Rydén, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Kristina Bength, Sigrid Sandström

Graphic design: Eva Lindeberg

No. of pages: 418

Format: 148 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: October 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-54-8

Retail price: 32 EURO

 

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THE QUEEN SONJA PRINT AWARD

 

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has a degree in art history and has been a practicing visual artist for many years. Her work with glass, jewellery art, photography and printmaking – as well as her collaborations with painter Ørnulf Opdahl and Kjell Nupen – are documented in this book, which relates the fascinating history of the Queen’s artistic development. Sales of the book benefit the Queen Sonja Nordic Print Award, which promotes the development of paper-based art.

 

FACTS
Author: Karin Hellandsjø
Language: English
Graphic design: Halvor Bodin / Claudia Sandor
No. of pages: 176
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hard cover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-49-4
Retail price: 42 EUR

 

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ANTON ALVAREZ: THE THREAD WRAPPING MACHINE

 

Anton Alvarez has spent two years developing a machine that spins thousands of metres of brightly coloured thread around pieces of wood and metal to join them, producing solid benches, stools and lamps without traditional joints of any kind. The thread acts as an joining element, allowing the raw material being wrapped to be extremely elaborate without appearing so. Alvarez’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum and is represented by Libby Sellers Gallery in London. In photos, interviews and essays, this book presents the evolution of the thread wrapping technique, with an essay by UglyCute founder Andreas Nobel and a foreword by legendary British artist and curator Richard Wentworth. The book will launch at the finissage of Anton Alvarez’s solo exhibition at Gustavsbergs Konsthall in Sweden, Thread Wrapping Architecture, where the artist has been in residence for four months to create a performative installation of his thread wrapping method.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Graphic Design and Art Direction: Aron Kulander-Östling

Texts: Andreas Nobel, Richard Wentworth, Julie Cirelli

Photography: Gustav Almestål, James Champion, Katrin Greiling, Paul Plews, Casper Sejersen, Vincent Skoglund and Märta Thisner

No. of pages: 204

Format: 165 x 239 mm

Binding: Cloth-bound hardcover

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-52-4

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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THE NERDRUM SCHOOL

 

Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum (born 1944) was a student at the Academy of Art in Oslo when Modernism first made its delayed entry to Norway. He broke away from his peers who rallied around Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and became a follower of Rembrandt and a painter in the classical tradition. Art students from all over the world have since sought out his teachings, and many have become internationally known in their own rights. This book documents the influence of Odd Nerdrum, and his followers who went on to become some of the leading artists of today’s figurative painting.

 

FACTS

Editor: Inger Schjoldager

Introduction: Richard Vine

Authors: David Molesky, Jan-Ove Tuv, Richard T. Scott a.o.

Graphic design: Claudia C. Sandor/ Halvor Bodin

No of pages: ca. 256

Format: 248 x 272

Binding: Hard cover with dust jacket

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN: 978-91-87543-04-3

Retail price: 58 EUR

 

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K2S: BEYOND THE WALL OF SOUND

 

In K2S – Beyond the Wall of Sound, the architecture oeuvre of renowned young Finnish architects K2S is at last published in its entirety – from the ovoid, remarkable Kamppi Chapel to the large-scale, complex development of the now iconic Olympic Stadium canopy. The work of K2S is based on the conviction that good architecture touches the human soul, and does not submit to dogmas or a signature style. To Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola, the Finnish word for roots – “juuret” – is essential. Their design philosophy is guided by principles of materiality and its sensory aspects, the notion of context, Finnish building traditions and a fourth, innovative dimension. Edited by Salka Hallström Bornold and designed by Dalston Creative, the volume also includes texts by the group's mentors, Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito and esteemed architecture thinkers Juhani Pallasmaa and Hans Ibelings.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Salka Hallström Bornold

Texts: Toyo Ito, Hans Ibelings,

Juhani Pallasmaa

Graphic design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Flexicover

Publication date: September 2014

ISBN 978-91-87543-20-3

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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OOPEAA OFFICE FOR PERIPHERAL ARCHITECTURE

 

In 2014, Finnish architects Lassila Hirvilammi becomes OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. A+O celebrates the occasion with a book documenting the office's output to date. The monograph will launch on the Finnish pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale.

 

The story of OOPEAA began in a rural field in Finland, where the now-iconic Kärsämäki Shingle Church was built by hand by hundreds of volunteers over half a decade. In the years that followed, OOPEAA has established itself as one of Finland’s leading architecture firms, one that is distinguished by a sensitivity to material and craftmanship. In text, photographs and drawings, this book traces the office’s development into one of the most innovative architectural practices in the Nordic region today.

 

FACTS

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Texts: Michael Asgaard Andersen, Julie Cirelli, Juulia Kauste, Kengo Kuma

Graphic Design: Magnus Darke for Dalston Creative

Photography: Jussi Tiainen, Tuomo Tammenpää, John E. Kroll, et. al.

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Publication Date: June 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-21-0

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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PÁLMAR KRISTMUNDSSON ARKITEKT

PK Arkitektar is an Iceland-based architecture and design studio established in 1986 by the architect Pálmar Kristmundsson. The practice has enjoyed significant success in competitions, and its work has been widely published and exhibited. Born and raised in the Westfjords – a harsh yet stunning part of northwestern Iceland – Pálmar Kristmundsson received his architectural education in Aarhus, Denmark, and was granted a long scholarship in Japan. Through the many ravishing pictures featured in this book, one can trace this cultural and geographical heritage in the graphic volumes signifying PK’s architecture in Iceland and elsewhere.

 

The book follows Kristmundsson’s journey from his first encounters with vernacular Japanese architecture in the small fishing village of Þingeyri, to his rise to one of the most prominent figures in Icelandic architecture today. He is an architect whose eye is as observant to the contour of the landscape as to the details of a door handle – or, as Gert Wingårdh describes him in the book's introduction, a "master of extremes".

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editors: Julie Cirelli and Daniel Golling

Texts: Gert Wingårdh, Daniel Golling and Julie Cirelli

Graphic design: Maria Sånge

Photography: Rafael Pinho, Helge Garke et al

No. of pages: 240

Format: 220 x 240

Binding: Softcover

ISBN 978-91-980756-6-3

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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MUSEUM IN THE DOCK, BIG ARCHITECTS

 

How does one breathe new life into an abandoned dry dock? BIG architects have designed an extraordinary museum to revive Denmark’s proud maritime history. The Danish Maritime Museum will fit into a unique historical and spatial context between one of Denmark’s most important buildings – the world-famous Kronborg Castle – and a new, ambitious cultural centre. In order to preserve the dock as an open, outdoor space, BIG has placed the museum underground, just outside the wall of a dry dock in a formerly abandoned shipyard. In this subterranean position, the museum appears as part of the cultural environment, while at the same time standing as an independent institution. Through this extraordinary museum, BIG once again confirms its position as one of the world’s leading architectural offices.

 

FACTS
Author: Bruce Peter
Language: English
Graphic Design: Waaitt
No. of pages: 208
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: December 2013
ISBN: 978-91-980756-4-9
Retail price: 46 EUR


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SUPERKILEN

The book Superkilen celebrates the dawn of a new type of urban public space. Designed by BIG, TOPOTEK1 and SUPERFLEX, Superkilen is a kilometre-long urban park wedged within one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenging neighbourhoods in Denmark. The project triggers the imagination, exploring the idea of a plural “we” and advocating for community as a collective experience of otherness. Superkilen is composed of globally-sourced objects from 60 different countries – the 60 nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it – ranging from exercise gear from muscle beach Los Angeles to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia. This book invites readers behind the scenes of the making of Superkilen, through the reflections of its creators, and discusses the project’s relationship with changes in the conception of public space and to the increasing expectations of public investments.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Barbara Steiner

Photos: Iwan Baan, Hans Joosten, Ali Asit

Graphic design: Rasmus Koch

No. of pages: 224

Format: 225 x 265 mm

Binding: Flexicover

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN 978-91-87543-02-9

Retail price: 50 EUR

CONTEMPORARY SWEDISH ART JEWELLERY

 

Contemporary Swedish art jewellery is a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Today’s jewellery artists engage with and reflect on problems in society using a material vocabulary that goes far beyond precious metals and gemstones. This book explores how art jewellery has at last taken its rightful place in the world of contemporary art. Jewellery historian Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors and other artists. Thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists are represented from the 1990s to today, with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere McFadden, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

 

FACTS
Language: English


Author: Inger Wästberg

Graphic Design: Parasto Backman

No. of pages: 208


Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN 978-91-87543-01-2

Retail price: 48 EUR 

 

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ROSENBERGS ARCHITECTS: INGA VARG ALESSANDRO RIPELLINO

 

Rosenberg Architects is one of the leading representatives and renewers of Swedish ”human modernism”. Beauty and functionality are given equal consideration in their work, in projects that by their poetic simplicity add a touch of elegance to daily life. Their architecture combines tactile materials with functional plans that make active use of Nordic light. Rosenberg is an industry leader when it comes to complex projects with a creative edge, and the firm’s rich history distinguishes them among Swedish architectural firms.

 

ISBN 978-91-87543-10-4

NORDIC ARCHITECTS: EBBS AND FLOWS

 

Arvinius + Orfeus is expanding its acclaimed list of architectural reference books with Nordic Architects – Ebbs and Flows. The book features world-famous architects like BIG, Wingårdhs and Snøhetta, as well as the exotic architecture of Iceland and the Faroe Islands by Arkís and MAP arkitektar, and rising Scandinavian stars like Mia Hägg. Through interviews with more than 60 leading architects, author David Sokol explores the questions and ideas most relevant to Nordic architecture today. Illustrated with vivid, previously unpublished images of the region’s most pioneering buildings.

 

ISBN 978-91-980756-2-5

FRESH: THE IRRESISTIBLE APPEAL OF GERT WINGÅRDH’S ARCHITECTURE

 

Wingårdhs represents an eclectic and pioneering architecture. Their projects are a testament to a wide array of architectural expressions, while remaining deeply rooted in a pragmatic and humanistic Nordic tradition. “Our buildings are based on responsiveness. It’s a different approach, a unique approach,” says Gert Wingårdh. This book presents a selection of the bureau’s latest works, such as Sven-Harry’s (Art Museum), Spira, K:fem, Victoria Tower, Kuggen and Emporia, as well as essays by Gert Wingårdh and editor Tomas Lauri, and an in-depth conversation between Gert Wingårdh and Bjarke Ingels of Demark’s BIG Architects.

 

ISBN 978-91-87543-25-8

DARK

 

Dark is one of Norway’s largest planning, architecture and interior design practices. Their work includes master planning, urban design, building design, landscape architecture and interior architecture, as well as furniture design, graphic design and visualization. Dark’s vision is to create the most vigorous and cutting-edge house of design, architecture and visualization within the Nordic countries, and this book presents their history and major projects from the past 25 years.

 

ISBN: 978-91-87543-11-1

MUNCH THROUGH NEW EYES: HIS HOLY UNIVERSE

 

This book presents new research on one of the world’s greatest expressive artists. The book reveals new material about several paintings, and draws astonishing conclusions. Through varying approaches, the book’s four authors let us see Edvard Munch through new eyes. An important part of the book throws new light on Munch’s position toward religion and philosophy, emphasizing the artist’s strong relation to the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. This is probably the most unusual book ever on Munch’s life and work.

 

ISBN 978-91-87543-05-0

MUNCH BY OTHERS

 

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s (1863–1944) historical significance and continuing relevance are constantly being reflected in today’s Norwegian and international art. Several of Munch’s iconic images have also assumed a role as collectively understood cultural metaphors. In Norway it is hardly possible to consider the term “anxiety” without referencing The Scream. Although the artist never formed a proper ”school” around his work, he has been a direct influence to artists spanning many genres and cultures. The most known is perhaps Andy Warhol, but this book reveals that there are many others, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Tracey Emin, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Turner Prize nominated Enrico David, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Georg Baselitz and many, many more.

 

ISBN 978-91-980756-3-2

JAN DIGERUD: COLLAGE

 

“When I put together a collage, I think about architecture.” The famous Norwegian postmodernist architect Jan Digerud is a collector of bits of paper: ”Together these bits of paper form my palette, textures and forms. The paper collages in this book comprise a selection from my sketch books. My wish is that precedents from the beginnings of modernism are linked to contemporary ideals, so the past and the present need not stand apart. The collages here are independent, finished compositions. Yet even more so, they are exercises in design, inspired by time and place.”

 

ISBN 978-91-87543-45-6

KERSTIN ÖHLIN LEJONKLOU: SILVERSMED

 

For 50 years, Swedish artist and silversmith Kerstin Öhlin Lejonklou has created jewellery with sculptural precision. Internationally recognised with one of the most prestigious contemporary art awards, the Prince Eugen Medal, Öhlin Lejonklou is one of Sweden’s most innovative and enterprising jewellery artists. In this book, author Sanna Svedestedt explores the artist’s journey from her early experimentation with circles and cubes in the 1960s, to her later work in silver, gold and precious stones. The book is lavishly illustrated with rare material from the artist’s archive, as well as new images produced specifically for this gorgeous volume.

 

ISBN: 978-91-85689-70-5

MONICA FÖRSTER: LATERAL THINKING

 

Swedish designer Monica Förster’s first monograph is a generous book illustrating more than 15 years of successful collaborations with some of the world’s best producers, from Italian brands such as Tecno, De Padova and Cappelini to Swedish brands like Swedese and Offecct. This book includes sketches, renderings, models and exhibition work, as well as unique insight into Monica Förster’s ideas and design processes. In this book, we follow Förster on her journey from the small village of Dorotea where she grew up to the limelight of the international design scene, bringing with her the poetry and craftsmanship from the region where she grew up.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-28-6

BEHIND THE SCENES: STORIES FROM THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

 

Behind the Scenes provides an inside look at today’s design industry, touching on topics that are rarely discussed except behind closed doors – the challenges facing the industry, the commercial undercurrents that shape and define it and an exclusive glimpse at those in power. The book includes chapters on the relationship between design media and PR, payment methods in the design industry, the escalating speed of new product development, the little-known elements that effect a product’s pricing, and much more. Behind the Scenes was nominated for a 2013 Swedish Design Award (Svenska Designpriset).

 

ISBN 978-91-980756-1-8

15 x YEARS 15 X PHOTOGRAPHERS 15 X CHAIRS: ALEXANDER LERVIK

 

Alexander Lervik celebrates 15 years as a designer, during which time he has launched an equal number of chairs. By asking 15 Swedish and internationally renowned photographers from the fields of art, fashion and music to each pick a chair to photograph, he has not only given them free reign to interpret a chair from his production – but also to question and push the boundaries of what product photography can be. This book documents the photographic work of Martin Parr, Gunnar Smoliansky, Annika von Hauss-wolf, Vee Speers, Mary Ellen Mark, Lynn Goldsmith, Dawid, Brendan Austin, Bruno Ehrs, Mats Bäcker, Helen PE, Andreas Ackerup, Elisabeth Toll, Julia Peirone and Gerry Johansson as each presents his or her unique take on the chairs of Alexander Lervik, with a text written by design author and editor Hanna Nova Beatrice.

 

ISBN 978-91-87543-07-4

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN IN THE DOLL’S HOUSE

 

Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House takes the reader through the changing trends in Scandinavian interior design, from 1950–2000. It was in Scandinavia that modernist design came to interest toy makers on a considerable scale and this unique production of doll’s houses and doll’s house furniture in modern style is prized both by collectors and by children at play. The book captures the Nordic way of life that has influenced interior design throughout the world. Childlike in some ways, perversely voyeuristic in others, this book is a must for mid-century lovers and has the potential of being a cult classic.

 

ISBN 978-91-85213-17-7 

NORWAY CALLING: TOUCH-DOWN IN A NEW WORLD OF NORWEGIAN DESIGN

 

Norway Calling, the book of contemporary Norwegian design. It is the first book to mirror the exciting northern trend, introducing some of the principal figures and some of their most important projects – an excellent opportunity for design-lovers to acquaint themselves with the vigorous development of Norwegian design after such titans as Sverre Fehn, Grete Prytz Kittelsen and Arne Korsmo. After years of silence there proved to be a new, living world of Norwegian design. Now widley known designers and architects such as Snøhetta, Daniel Rybakken, Norway Says and Arne & Carlos bare witness to this forceful trend.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-14-9

SWEDISH ILLUSTRATION 3

 

Swedish Illustration 3 collects 123 of the country’s top illustrators and agencies. A broad selection of work is included – children’s books, book covers, fashion illustrations, technical drawings and text book illustrations are mixed with the illustrators’ own projects. The book also consists of reflecting texts on illustration today, and essays on the nominees and winner of the Swedish Illustration Award 2011. With its in-depth collection, broad in content, the book is a must for those working with or as illustrators, but also for anyone interested in Swedish illustration today.

 

ISBN 987-91-85689-43-9

NORDIC GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

 

Nordic Graphic Designers is the third volume in Arvinius’ series on Nordic architecture and design. The book demonstrates the diversity among graphic designers from the five Nordic countries, but also tracks a distinctly Nordic identity shared by a great variety of designers. The book serves as both an encyclopedia of contemporary expression and a catalogue of leading designers, with established titans and rising stars side by side. We learn what sparks the creativity of Kari Piippo, Acne, and Bleed. An introduction gives the reader a diagnosis of today’s Nordic graphic design. Each of the following chapters is devoted to a single designer, beginning with a brief interview.

 

ISBN 987-91-85689-22-4

DESIGN BY NATURE: INTERACTION BETWEEN NATURE AND DESIGN/ARCHITECTURE IN NORWAY

 

In spring 2011 Norwegian Snøhetta was chosen the world’s most innovative architect office by the American magazine Fast Company. The interest for architects and designers from Norway continues to grow. Exhibition projects such as 100% Norway have consolidated the country’s position as a design nation making great progress. In this sequel to Norway Calling (2008) writer Staffan Bengtsson considers the Norwegian design world’s new and different relation to landscape and nature. Today mountains and fjords are not purely magnificent visual scenery but also part of a design process that perhaps ultimately is concerned with man’s future on the planet.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-29-3

NORDIC DESIGNERS

 

The companion book to Nordic Architects highlights the contemporary talents working in a region that is famous for product, furniture, and industrial design. In design as in architecture, recent progress is defined by a clean aesthetic, craftsmanship, and empathy for the human experience. But other recent movements, like the emphasis of intellectual conceit over form making, have perhaps caught designers off guard. In informal interviews with 60 of the region’s best known designers, such as Peter Opsvik, Front, and Ilkka Suppanen, writer and editor David Sokol explores the once and future Nordic identity, the exigencies of local manufacturing, and the competitive global marketplace.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-02-6

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN BEYOND THE MYTH: FIFTY YEARS OF DESIGN FROM THE NORDIC COUNTRIES

 

Scandinavian design has become an established phenomenon, retaining its positive resonance. During the flowering of postmodernism in the 1970s and 1980s, there was less focus on the concept, but by the early 1990s however, it had made a comeback. Now the time has come for a serious reassessment of Scandinavian design, including all the countries in the Nordic community that have contributed to the formation of this identity: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Edited by Widar Halén och Kerstin Wickman.

 

ISBN: 978-91-85213-01-2

NEW GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR MANY MORE

 

We all come into contact with symbols, when travelling, shopping or visiting libraries and hospitals. Properly designed, the symbols are readily understandable and make life easier for us. Because pictorial symbols – graphical symbols – are so widespread in public places, it is important, as a matter of democracy and human rights, that everyone should be able to understand them. Graphical Symbols for Many More is a national development and standardization project aimed at making public symbols more uniform and more serviceable in keeping with the concept of Design for All. This book contains the competition entries, presented by category, Medical centre, Library, Travel centre, Source separation, Playground, Evacuation meeting point and Internet café. The winning entry, the nominated entries and the honorable mention are presented in their entirety.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-19-4

NORSKE ROM: NORGES AMBASSADE I STOCKHOLM

 

Although built sixty years ago, the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm is a striking building that still functions perfectly as a meeting place for diplomats, people from the business and political communities with receptions, dinners and cultural events. The building is also the residence of the residing ambassadors and their families. The house is the masterpiece of the well known Norwegian architect Knut Knutsen, decorated with important works of art from the period between the wars, many by Edvard Munch.

 

ISBN: 978-91-980756-0-1

KONGENS HUS: ALLE KONGEPARETS HJEM

 

Since the King and Queen of Norway took reign in 1991, there has been a period continuously of restoration of the royal properties in several parts of the country. The Royal Castle of Oslo needed a thorough rehabilitation after decades with no major refurbishment since the Second World War. Ending like 20 years of restoration, all ten castles and houses, the royal yacht and railway carriage has been documented through new photography and texts. H.M. Queen Sonja has written texts to all the properties, probably unique in the history of European royalty.

 

ISBN: 978-82-93140-08-5

247 SWEDISH CRAFT ARTISTS: A GUIDE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

 

Sweden is a big country. Both on the map and applied arts. From the potter in Ystad to the silversmith in the far north there runs a whole gamut of objects. The presence of the hand is not readily dispensed with. This book contains 247 practitioners. 247 different temperaments and a host of styles and techniques. This book, the first inventory for many years, reveals that something has indeed happened, both in the domain of applied arts and in relation to neighbouring artistic fields. Here then, profusely illustrated, is a sampler of individual craftspeople and the copious diversity of Swedish applied arts.

 

ISBN: 978-91-85689-08-8

IKEA THE BOOK: DESIGNERS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER STUFF

 

Along with Volvo and ABBA, IKEA is Sweden’s most internationally successful brand. In recent years, furniture pieces from IKEA have occasionally turned up at international design auctions. Meanwhile, the designers behind the furniture at IKEA have long been unknown to most of us. IKEA THE BOOK brings them into the light to describe the creative and successful, celebrated world of Scandinavian design. IKEA THE BOOK holds something for anyone with an interest in design processes and style.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-06-4

EDVARD MUNCH: COMPLETE GRAPHIC WORKS

 

Gerd Woll is the leading expert on Edvard Munch, having written both the artist’s catalogue raisonné (4 volumes, 2008), and now this volume of the artist’s complete graphic works. The author has been chief curator of the Munch Museum in Oslo for 40 years, and her publications are the authoritative catalogues of Munch’s oeuvre. Every graphic work of Munch is discussed in this book, and the works are documented with a large number of illustrations, many which have not published previously.

 

ISBN: 978-82-93140-12-2 (English)

SIDETRACKS: PAINTING IN THE PARAMODERN CONTINUUM

 

There have been changes in the way we perceive the present, and this is also registered in visual arts. Sidetracks is a book presenting 13 artists who all have a relation to figurative imagery. They also renegotiate painting as language on canvas. The “real” world is seen through other visual regimes, and this world is no longer seen only through the eyes of the artist.

 

ISBN 978-82-93140-05-4

TRADITION AND INHERITANCE: THE ROYAL COLL ECTIONS

 

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway both celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2012. The Norwegian government wanted to present the royal couple an original gift on this occasion: a substantial, illustrated book of the royal collections of Norway. This book presents material from the royal collection of art and artefacts, including silver, furniture, travel equipment, carriages and cars, photographs, orders and decorations. Most of the material has never been shown or published.

 

ISBN: 978-82-93140-06-1

PUBERTY

 

The Munch Museum’s 1894 version of Puberty has not been shown to the public for more than ten years due its need for conservation. This experimental painting was done by Edvard Munch on un-primed canvas, which made it increasingly fragile over the years. The painting has undergone extensive conservation, and the finalizing of this lent itself to an exhibition, and this first publication in book form, which includes articles on this important work of Munch.

 

ISBN: 978-82-93140-09-2

THOMAS SANDELL: SANDELLSANDBERG

 

Thomas Sandell is one of Sweden’s most internationally celebrated architects and designers. Blessed with a powerful, idiosyncratic sense of form, he has worked on a vast number of scales and in many genres. He combines the furniture designer who has created some of IKEA’s major classics with the product designer who has fashioned exclusive watches and bags, the architect behind some of the most controversial Swedish projects of recent years, and the planner with social pathos who addresses the problems of underprivileged suburban communities.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-36-1

KJELLANDER + SJÖBERG

 

Kjellander + Sjöberg is a considerable part of the renewed Swedish architecture. During more than ten years, they have created architecture far from the obvious that last over time after long daily use. It is architecture where housing, social issues about how we live our lives and our need to participate in public life is central. According to Kjellander + Sjöberg, architecture should come close. It should be practical and beautiful every day. “Kjellander + Sjöberg lets architecture be what it should be,” says Hans Ibelings in one of the book’s essays. The book Kjellander + Sjöberg is part of the A+O series of books on Nordic architects.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-35-4

THAM VIDEGÅRD ARKITEKTER

 

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter are leaders of a new generation of Swedish architects. As Hans Ibelings notes in one of the book’s essays, they are neither stuck in the functionalist past nor preoccupied with a conceptual image. By approaching each assignment in a direct and uncomplicated way, they create opportunities for architectural exploration. For ten years they have produced a singular and lucid architecture that owes as much to vernacular Nordic tradition as it does to the international scene.

 

ISBN 978-91-85689-27-9

TOWNHOUSES AND COUNTRY ESTATES: DUTCH ARCHITECTURE IN SWEDEN

 

Dutch architecture in 17th century Sweden, featuring estates, manors, palaces and gardens designed by Dutch architects or built on behalf of Dutchmen in Sweden. The book also highlights the history of Dutch clients as they had a large influence on the architecture. Among these clients, Louis de Geer plays a central role. Moreover, it describes the role that the Dutch played in the foundation and development of the city of Gothenburg in the 1600s, a century when the Dutch connection had great significance in Swedish trade, culture and sciences.

 

ISBN: 978-91-974145-6-5