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Scandinavia Dreaming (Gestalten)

Scandinavia Dreaming (Gestalten)

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I am the author and editor of Scandinavia Dreaming: Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design, published by Gestalten, a book about inspiring interiors, architecture and design products that show the richness, variety and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces. You can order this beautiful, dream-come-true book of mine here: http://shop.gestalten.com/scandinavia-dreaming.html

“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.  Within the lines of tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits. Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.

Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the wonted usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Profiles of brands and personalities that have influenced and, arguably, brought Nordic threads to the forefront of design conversations, tell an intriguing story: an aesthetic and historic journey through a vast world of style and heritage. Design firms such as Hay, Ferm Living, and Frama are highlighted and extolled for the new layer of warmth and energy that they bring to contemporary Danish design while honoring Scandinavian aesthetics and a space’s need to be both livable and logical.  Finnish home textiles by Klaus Haapeniemi and Kustaa Saksi prove that the categories of art and décor are not mutually exclusive. Be it the painstaking searches of Copenhagen’s Gubi design house for neglected furniture that needs a well-honed touch before becoming pieces of the current design narrative or the tantalizing sculptures of Oslo-based designers Kneip that illustrate and investigate the phenomena of nature whilst reflecting the gentle coexistence of Nordic architecture with its surroundings, there exists a seamless pairing of the aesthetic and the historical within this iconic tale of design. 

The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls 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.” 

The Other Office 3 (Frame)

The Other Office 3 (Frame)

The latest volume in Frame’s series of books on workplace design, The Other Office 3 highlights inspirational interiors that are setting the trends in creative workplace design.

At its core are around 100 pioneering projects drawn from 86 practices all over the world. Featured offices include ad agencies, media outfits, technology firms and co-workspaces, ranging from compact offices and design hubs to large workplaces.

The Other Office 3 is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design: the role of the workplace as a brand asset, the growing concern for employee wellbeing, and the need to create inspiring and energising workspaces.

Projects are presented on four to six pages, including an in-depth description of both concept and design, illustrated by stunning photography. Outlined are the challenges that designers must overcome to be able to realize more efficient, modern and – all importantly – creative work environments. This book focuses on the current trends in office design, developed with a knowledge of what is at the heart of a creative workforce and its day-to-day requirements. The Other Office 3 highlights outstanding projects and inspirational spaces from across the globe.

Features
• This 512-page reference book, the latest in Frame’s workplace design series, offers a global overview of prevailing trends in office design
• It is filled with nearly 100 pioneering office designs, developed by 86 international studios in the past three years
• The book is divided into three chapters, each of which offers insight into the main factors driving contemporary office design
• The book’s chapters are contextualised through a brief introduction that sets the tone of the pages ahead.
• Featured projects are accompanied by descriptive text and stunning photography.

Publication details
Release: 30 January 2018
Frame
English
Written by Lauren Grieco, Jeanne Tan, Lauren Teague and Angel Trinidad
Graphic design by Superlarge
230 x 297 mm
512 pages / full colour / hardcover

Buy here: https://store.frameweb.com/the-other-office-3.html

Night Fever 5 (Frame)

Night Fever 5 (Frame)

Night Fever 5: Hospitality Design unveils show-stopping hospitality interiors from across the globe, as an overview of design trends for bars, restaurants and hotels.

As much of a barometer of design as its successful predecessors, Night Fever 5 is a global overview of the prevailing trends in hospitality design. The luxurious volume consists of three chapters; the first covers bars and clubs, the second features restaurants, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 100+ fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of 496 pages. Interiors are featured on 2 to 8 pages that are filled with photos, drawings, sketches, floor plans and of course a description of the design.

Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach or the project’s unmistakable wow-factor. An extensive index at the back of the book describes each featured design studio including their contact details and the addresses of each venue they have designed.

Release: 13 December 2016
Frame Publishers
English
Written by Evan Jehl, Angel Trinidad and Matthew Hurst

Read sample articles: http://www.frameweb.com/angel-trinidad

Order the book: http://store.frameweb.com/frame-publishers-night-fever-5.html