Tuesday, November 30, 2004

From My Library

The New York Times,
"Anthropology of the present: the entries in a new softcover series of design directories have the chunky heft of a Boy Scout Handbook. Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art's curator for design and architecture, wrote the books' introductions. They take an anthropological viewpoint and, she said, "Nothing could be more interesting." Interesting, but not stuffy."

Product Description:

With their affordable modernism for the home--from Alvar Aalto to Ikea--the Scandinavians have taught the world the significance of good design. Design Directory: Scandinavia is the definitive guide to and a stunning celebration of the designers of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, who have created icons ranging from Volvos to Legos and more. Included within this fine directory are noted designers and companies such as: Alvar & Aino Aalto, Gunnar Asplund, Arabia, Artek, Bla Station, Marten Claesson, Box Design, Niels Gammelgaard, Garsnas, Kallemo, Iform, Marimekko, Louis Poulsen, Bang & Olufsen, Arne Jacobsen, John Kandell, Kasthall, Kaare Klint, Hans Wegner and many more. Pick up a copy!