The Red Thread: Nordic Design | Phaidon Publishing

An elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of 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 (like a long connecting thread in woven material), that runs through and connects themes, ideas, stories, and, in this case, design.


Format: Hardback
Size: 270mm x 205mm (10 5/8" x 8 1/8") 
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations