The Red Thread: Nordic Design

From literature to food, lifestyle to fashion, cinema to architecture, Nordic influence is evident throughout contemporary culture. The Red Thread: Nordic Design celebrates this deep-rooted aesthetic, showcasing the diversity of design from Scandinavia and Finland via more than 200 objects; from everyday items to exquisitely produced decorative glassware, and from traditional handmade textiles to mass-produced products found in homes across the globe. The title is taken from a metaphor, common in the Nordic countries, of a shared and highlighted characteristic, that runs through and connects themes, ideas, stories, and, in this case, design.

Published by Phaidon, this book is an elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of Nordic design—timeless, yet on trend.

The author is the editorial of Oak – The Nordic Journal, an independent Copenhagen-based lifestyle publisher founded in 2013 charts echoes of the Nordic way of life. Oak offers an intelligent perspective on the global resonance of Nordic culture; from art and design to architecture, travel, food and more with the collaboration of some of the best photographers, writers, and creative contributors.

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