Formens frigörelse – Konsthantverk och design under debatt i 1960-talets Sverige
Popular understanding associates Nordic interiors and product designs with clean aesthetics, high craftsmanship and empathy for human factors. Nordic Designers both reinforces traditions and blasts stereotypes. In informal conversations with 59 of the best-known designers working in the Scandinavian region today – including Ilkka Suppanen, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Monica Förster – the author David Sokol examines current intepretations of democratic design and ecological consciousness, as well as new trends in conceptualization and form-making. Sokol’s engaging interviews also uncover these talents’ personal histories, motives and aspirations. Nordic Designers paints a colourful picture of the contemporary creative scene, and makes a case for the increasing importance of sustainability, global awareness and Nordic identity in the design disciplines.