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Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book
Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book
Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book
Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book
Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book

Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design Book

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Out of the Blue showcases Finland’s unique design culture from legendary figures like Alvar Aalto and heritage manufacturers such as Marimekko, Iittala, Artek, or Nokia to a new contemporary generation of chefs, explorers, makers, and entrepreneurs. The book takes an insightful and entertaining look at the typical Finnish characteristics of inventiveness, community spirit, love of liberty, ongoing transformation, and the free rein to be wacky.While a universal type of Scandinavian design seems to be all around us, its particular, raw Finnish element has yet to be explored. Finland is a country of stark contrasts between nature and high-tech, tradition and unpredictability. It is known for its impressive school system and breathtaking lakes and forests, but also for its love of sauna taking, air guitar playing, and lots of coffee drinking. Its culture and a strong craft tradition have brought up some of the world’s most impressive designs, designers, and design-related brands.

  • ITEM #: BK-89955-4571
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Germany
  • Authors: Nokia Design
  • Editors: Marko Ahtisaari, Laura Houseley
  • Publisher: Gestalten
  • Release Date: April 2014
  • Language: English
  • Features: Hardcover, 416 pages, full color.
  • ISBN: 978-3-89955-457-1
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