OMFORMA - NYA STRUKTURER FÖR DESIGNBRANSCHEN

 

Initiated by a group of designers, Omforma uses questionnaires, interviews, statistics, focus groups and workshops to reveal a picture of a sector marked by gender segregation, regimentation, and a power-elites. Issues of gender, ethnicity, age and class are sensitive to all parts of the industry that were examined: product designers, industrial designers, textile designers and furniture designers. The project and the book Omforma - nya strukturer för designbranschen caters to the entire design industry and all those affected by how the industry works by extension. In a world where design permeates our everyday experience, its framework has an impact on all our lives.

 

 

FACTS

Language: Swedish

Author: Kerstin Sylwan

Design: Emilia Lundgren

Illustration: Karolina Westenhoff.

Pages: 128

Binding: Softcover

Format: 147 x 225 mm

ISBN 978-91-87543-51-7

Retail Price: 155 SEK

NATHALIA EDENMONT

 

Nathalia Edenmont challenges art viewers by touching subjects that are often taboo in western society. With cogent references to historic oil paintings, religious symbols, as well as contemporary art and fashion photography, Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks can be viewed as a modern expressions of traditional iconography. With poignant texts by authors Barbara Pollack, Ingela Lind and Jean Wainwright, this beautifully illustrated book provides a retrospective of Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks throughout her career as an artist, from the beginning of 2002 up to today.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Ruth Anna Eriksson

Texts: Barbara Pollack, Ingela Lind, Jean Wainwright

Graphic Design: Fredrik Söder

No. of pages: 264

Format: 224 x 330 mm

Binding: Hard cover

ISBN: 978-91-87543-50-0

Publication date: October, 2015

Retail price: 64 EUR

Publisher: Wetterling Gallery/ A+O Publishing

IT'S MINE: A TRIBUTE TO ART COLLECTORS

 

It’s Mine: A Tribute to Art Collectors portrays 33 Swedish and international art collectors and artists who have devoted their lives to art. In intimate interviews and at-home stories they tell what has sparked their interest and what role art plays in their everyday lives. The narratives presented in this richly illustrative book are about initial meetings – about desire, passion, and acquisitiveness. And most of all, about the relationship between works of art and their owners.

 

FACTS

Language: English and Swedish

Text: Lennart Häger, Claes Kjellström, Arvid Nittve, Sara Paborn

Graphic Design: Emma Eriksson

Idea and Production: Le Bureau

Photographer: Patrik Sehlstedt

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87241-10-9

Retail price: 35 EUR

Publisher: Wetterling Gallery/ A+O Publishing

JONAS LINDVALL

 

Though ostensibly the works of Jonas Lindvall may fit into the Nordic tradition, his rejection of any particular style or trend sets him apart from his contemporaries. Unlike the wider Swedish design scene which largely revolves around Stockholm, Lindvall chooses to continue his work from Malmö, his hometown, and spans the disciplines of architecture and furniture design. Among his most iconic designs to date are his Oak and Papa chairs for Skandiform – simple, beautiful concepts with a nod to the Scandinavian modern style. In addition to design and residential projects, Lindvall also takes on commercial architecture and interior design – from offices to retail schemes – with memorable results. His interior design for the Japanese restaurant Izakaya Koi won the Golden Chair Award in 2004. This monograph invites readers to explore his impressive back catalogue and sneak a peek at projects in the pipeline.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editor: Tomas Lauri

No. of pages: 240

Format: 300 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket

Publication date: September 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-08-1

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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CONTEMPORARY DANISH ILLUSTRATION

 

In today’s digital world, where the computer has taken over so many aspects of the artist’s earlier role in visual communication, there has been a growing movement among talented young Danish illustrators who are working at the intersection of art and illustration. This book presents a documentary snapshot of contemporary Danish illustration today. It is a physical and visual collection of 32 of the most talented and prominent Danish illustrators and their work.

 

FACTS

Language: English and Danish

Graphic design: Waaitt

Editors: Julie Cirelli and Esther Whang

No. of pages: 232

Format: 210 x 270 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: November 2015

ISBN: 978-91-87543-12-8

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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DORTE MANDRUP ARCHITECTS

 

As one of the most original and socially-engaged architects of her generation, Danish architect Dorte Mandrup represents the best of the Nordic architectural tradition. To the smallest detail, Mandrup’s buildings engage with their surroundings without ever losing sight of the individuals who will inhabit them. Mandrup’s playful relationship with form and space isapparent in everything from her bold take on the traditional room layout to her delicate restoration of the Danish classic, Arne Jacobsen’s Munkegård School. Through an extensive conversation with the architect, a critical essay and an illustrated presentation of her work, this book documents the evolution of Dorte Mandrup’s groundbreaking practice, including several exciting unrealised projects.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Tomas Lauri

Texts: Christian Bundegaard, Hans Ibelings, Tomas Lauri, Kent Martinussen

Graphic design: WAAITT

No. of pages: 248

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: September 2015

ISBN: 978-91-856896-2-0

Retail price: 42 EUR

 

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BUILT BY THE SEA: VILLAS AND SMALL HOUSES BY LUND HAGEM ARCHITECTS

 

Norway’s Lund Hagem Arkitekter is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. For each building, the firm deftly analyses the built and natural landscape, determining which parts of a site should remain unbuilt, and which microclimates would best lend themselves to domestic living. Established in 1984, the firm has staked their reputation on their unique sensitivity to the interplay between form, material and the building’s already-existing surroundings. Impressions from the landscape and local buildings create a vocabulary they use as their basis for creating modern architecture rooted in the Nordic tradition. This book showcases the firm’s small buildings and cabins, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect.

 

FACTS

Texts: Erling Dokk Holm, Jan Olav Jensen

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Design & Art Direction: Dalston Creative

Language: English
No. of pages: 256
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Softcover
Publication date: June 2015
ISBN 978-91-87543-36-4
Retail price: 45 EURO

 

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CONTEMPORARY SAMI ART AND DESIGN

 

This book is the first international presentation of contemporary artists and designers in the Sápmi region, an area spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Sami traditions, both historically and from today, are inspirational sources for these contemporary artists and designers. This book presents works produced by 35 leading artists, both established and emerging – a reference book for anyone with an interest in expressions of contemporary art and design from Sápmi.

 

FACTS
Language: English

Designer and Initiator: Vanessa Sahlman

Author: Jan-Erik Lundström
Editor: Julie Cirelli and Esther Whang
No. of pages: 224
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Flexi
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-29-6
Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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SEE THE LIGHT

 

See the Light is an inspirational book about Nordic light and light design. Generous image material makes lighting easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception and light factors become lively and engaging. This book illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs. Author Svante Pettersson, a lighting designer highly acclaimed both in his native Sweden and internationally, writes personally about his philosophy of lighting, addressing everyone from architects to students and DIY enthusiasts.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Author: Svante Pettersson

Graphic Design: Dalston

No. of Pages: 320

Format: 220 x 250 mm

Binding: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-91-87543-24-1

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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ÅKESTAM HOLST: FROM ZERO TO FAME

 

The Nordic region's leading advertising agencies will be presented in a series of monographs. The premiere book focuses on Åkestam Holst. The book's purpose is to reflect modern advertising history and contribute to the inspiration for development. Åkestam Holst: From Zero to Fame is a thorough portrait of the agency's history, successes and setbacks, values, approach to advertising, work process and visions for the future. Åkestam Holst’s many accolades confirm the agency’s aspiration since its founding in 1998 – to build strong relationships with clients who share a belief in the power and possibilities of alternative communication. Being named Sweden’s top advertising agency seven times since 2003 also confirms their greatness.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Author: Carin Fredlund

Graphic design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 256

Format: 170 x 230 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: 17 December 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-13-5 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-16-6 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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BANK OF THE FUTURE: OPENNESS, SIMPLICITY, CARE

 

Through an innovative interpretation of their client’s core values, 3XN materializes the ideas of openness, simplicity and care in a modern office space for Swedbank’s new headquarters in Stockholm. Author Thomas Dickson explores how 3XN’s emphasis on transparency, Scandinavian simplicity and a dynamic social environment creates an inviting democratic space while reducing energy consumption. The new headquarters has been awarded a Gold certification from Miljöbyggnad, the Swedish sustainability rating system, supporting Swedbank’s core values of social and environmental sustainability.

 

FACTS

Language: English/Swedish

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Texts: Thomas Dickson

Graphic design: Rasmus Koch Studio

Photo: Adam Mørk

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-14-2 (eng)

ISBN: 978-91-87543-18-0 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EUR

 

 

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NORWEGIAN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

 

Renowned for its top architects, Norway also boasts of some of the most talented interior architects active today. This book celebrates the leading interior architects of Norway by featuring their best works of the past four years. Norwegian Interior Architects looks at 30 acclaimed interior architecture projects, including Snøhetta’s meaningful Maggie’s Cancer Center in Aberdeen, the famous Halden Prison by Beate Ellingsen and Kristin Jarmund’s stunning Troldsalen in Bergen, to illustrate the high quality and wide variation found in modern interior architecture of Norway.

 

FACTS

Language: English

No. of pages: 160

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-03-6

Retail price: 38 EUR

 

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PRINCE EUGEN'S WORLD OF FLOWERS

 

This book tells the exciting story of how the Swedish Prince Eugen took interest in flowers and plants, and presents his own design of a flower pot, which has been a sales success for nearly a century. With the florist working at Waldemarsudde as a cicerone, we learn how the flowers played an important role when the Prince lived at Waldemarsudde, and how important they still are at this beautiful artist home in Stockholm. The florist also present inspiring tips on how to arrange flowers in the famous pots, as table decorations and in the garden.

 

FACTS
Language: English/Swedish

Photo: Yanan Li
Graphic design: Maria Sånge
No. of pages: 196
Format: 165 x 215 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN 978-91-87543-31-9 (eng)

ISBN 978-91-87543-33-3 (swe)

Retail price: 38 EURO

 

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STUDIO TALKS: THINKING THROUGH PAINTING

 

Thinking Through Painting is an on-going investigation of contemporary painting since 2009 involving numerous discussions and studio visits. The book was initiated after a discussion between Swedish artist Jan Rydén and curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist about how the contemporary institutional and theoretical art scene often seems to be uneasy, and at times even lost in its relationship to painting. Together with the artists Kristina Bength and Sigrid Sandström, they embarked on a project that would investigate painting as a way of thinking with a group composed of a curator/philosopher and three theoretically minded painters who all have different points of departure and dissimilar painting practices. Taking the artist’s perspective as a point of departure, the book collects over 400 pages of commissioned texts and transcribed conversations between artists, theorists, curators and critics active in Stockholm, Oslo and New York.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editors: Jan Rydén, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Kristina Bength, Sigrid Sandström

Graphic design: Eva Lindeberg

No. of pages: 418

Format: 148 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardcover

Publication date: October 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-54-8

Retail price: 32 EURO

 

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K2S: BEYOND THE WALL OF SOUND

 

In K2S – Beyond the Wall of Sound, the architecture oeuvre of renowned young Finnish architects K2S is at last published in its entirety – from the ovoid, remarkable Kamppi Chapel to the large-scale, complex development of the now iconic Olympic Stadium canopy. The work of K2S is based on the conviction that good architecture touches the human soul, and does not submit to dogmas or a signature style. To Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola, the Finnish word for roots – “juuret” – is essential. Their design philosophy is guided by principles of materiality and its sensory aspects, the notion of context, Finnish building traditions and a fourth, innovative dimension. Edited by Salka Hallström Bornold and designed by Dalston Creative, the volume also includes texts by the group's mentors, Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito and esteemed architecture thinkers Juhani Pallasmaa and Hans Ibelings.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Salka Hallström Bornold

Texts: Toyo Ito, Hans Ibelings,

Juhani Pallasmaa

Graphic design: Dalston Creative

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Flexicover

Publication date: September 2014

ISBN 978-91-87543-20-3

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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THE QUEEN SONJA PRINT AWARD

 

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has a degree in art history and has been a practicing visual artist for many years. Her work with glass, jewellery art, photography and printmaking – as well as her collaborations with painter Ørnulf Opdahl and Kjell Nupen – are documented in this book, which relates the fascinating history of the Queen’s artistic development. Sales of the book benefit the Queen Sonja Nordic Print Award, which promotes the development of paper-based art.

 

FACTS
Author: Karin Hellandsjø
Language: English
Graphic design: Halvor Bodin / Claudia Sandor
No. of pages: 176
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hard cover
Publication date: 2014
ISBN: 978-91-87543-49-4
Retail price: 42 EUR

 

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ANTON ALVAREZ: THE THREAD WRAPPING MACHINE

 

Anton Alvarez has spent two years developing a machine that spins thousands of metres of brightly coloured thread around pieces of wood and metal to join them, producing solid benches, stools and lamps without traditional joints of any kind. The thread acts as an joining element, allowing the raw material being wrapped to be extremely elaborate without appearing so. Alvarez’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum and is represented by Libby Sellers Gallery in London. In photos, interviews and essays, this book presents the evolution of the thread wrapping technique, with an essay by UglyCute founder Andreas Nobel and a foreword by legendary British artist and curator Richard Wentworth. The book will launch at the finissage of Anton Alvarez’s solo exhibition at Gustavsbergs Konsthall in Sweden, Thread Wrapping Architecture, where the artist has been in residence for four months to create a performative installation of his thread wrapping method.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Graphic Design and Art Direction: Aron Kulander-Östling

Texts: Andreas Nobel, Richard Wentworth, Julie Cirelli

Photography: Gustav Almestål, James Champion, Katrin Greiling, Paul Plews, Casper Sejersen, Vincent Skoglund and Märta Thisner

No. of pages: 204

Format: 165 x 239 mm

Binding: Cloth-bound hardcover

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-52-4

Retail price: 42 EURO

 

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OOPEAA OFFICE FOR PERIPHERAL ARCHITECTURE

 

In 2014, Finnish architects Lassila Hirvilammi becomes OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. A+O celebrates the occasion with a book documenting the office's output to date. The monograph will launch on the Finnish pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale.

 

The story of OOPEAA began in a rural field in Finland, where the now-iconic Kärsämäki Shingle Church was built by hand by hundreds of volunteers over half a decade. In the years that followed, OOPEAA has established itself as one of Finland’s leading architecture firms, one that is distinguished by a sensitivity to material and craftmanship. In text, photographs and drawings, this book traces the office’s development into one of the most innovative architectural practices in the Nordic region today.

 

FACTS

Editor: Julie Cirelli

Texts: Michael Asgaard Andersen, Julie Cirelli, Juulia Kauste, Kengo Kuma

Graphic Design: Magnus Darke for Dalston Creative

Photography: Jussi Tiainen, Tuomo Tammenpää, John E. Kroll, et. al.

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Publication Date: June 2014

ISBN: 978-91-87543-21-0

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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PÁLMAR KRISTMUNDSSON ARKITEKT

PK Arkitektar is an Iceland-based architecture and design studio established in 1986 by the architect Pálmar Kristmundsson. The practice has enjoyed significant success in competitions, and its work has been widely published and exhibited. Born and raised in the Westfjords – a harsh yet stunning part of northwestern Iceland – Pálmar Kristmundsson received his architectural education in Aarhus, Denmark, and was granted a long scholarship in Japan. Through the many ravishing pictures featured in this book, one can trace this cultural and geographical heritage in the graphic volumes signifying PK’s architecture in Iceland and elsewhere.

 

The book follows Kristmundsson’s journey from his first encounters with vernacular Japanese architecture in the small fishing village of Þingeyri, to his rise to one of the most prominent figures in Icelandic architecture today. He is an architect whose eye is as observant to the contour of the landscape as to the details of a door handle – or, as Gert Wingårdh describes him in the book's introduction, a "master of extremes".

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editors: Julie Cirelli and Daniel Golling

Texts: Gert Wingårdh, Daniel Golling and Julie Cirelli

Graphic design: Maria Sånge

Photography: Rafael Pinho, Helge Garke et al

No. of pages: 240

Format: 220 x 240

Binding: Softcover

ISBN 978-91-980756-6-3

Retail price: 48 EUR

 

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MUSEUM IN THE DOCK, BIG ARCHITECTS

 

How does one breathe new life into an abandoned dry dock? BIG architects have designed an extraordinary museum to revive Denmark’s proud maritime history. The Danish Maritime Museum will fit into a unique historical and spatial context between one of Denmark’s most important buildings – the world-famous Kronborg Castle – and a new, ambitious cultural centre. In order to preserve the dock as an open, outdoor space, BIG has placed the museum underground, just outside the wall of a dry dock in a formerly abandoned shipyard. In this subterranean position, the museum appears as part of the cultural environment, while at the same time standing as an independent institution. Through this extraordinary museum, BIG once again confirms its position as one of the world’s leading architectural offices.

 

FACTS
Author: Bruce Peter
Language: English
Graphic Design: Waaitt
No. of pages: 208
Format: 220 x 240 mm
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: December 2013
ISBN: 978-91-980756-4-9
Retail price: 46 EUR


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SUPERKILEN

 

The book Superkilen celebrates the dawn of a new type of urban public space. Designed by BIG, TOPOTEK1 and SUPERFLEX, Superkilen is a kilometre-long urban park wedged within one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenging neighbourhoods in Denmark. The project triggers the imagination, exploring the idea of a plural “we” and advocating for community as a collective experience of otherness. Superkilen is composed of globally-sourced objects from 60 different countries – the 60 nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it – ranging from exercise gear from muscle beach Los Angeles to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia. This book invites readers behind the scenes of the making of Superkilen, through the reflections of its creators, and discusses the project’s relationship with changes in the conception of public space and to the increasing expectations of public investments.

 

FACTS

Language: English

Editor: Barbara Steiner

Photos: Iwan Baan, Hans Joosten, Ali Asit

Graphic design: Rasmus Koch

No. of pages: 224

Format: 225 x 265 mm

Binding: Flexicover

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN 978-91-87543-02-9

Retail price: 50 EUR

CONTEMPORARY SWEDISH ART JEWELLERY

 

Contemporary Swedish art jewellery is a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Today’s jewellery artists engage with and reflect on problems in society using a material vocabulary that goes far beyond precious metals and gemstones. This book explores how art jewellery has at last taken its rightful place in the world of contemporary art. Jewellery historian Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors and other artists. Thirty-one Swedish jewellery artists are represented from the 1990s to today, with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere McFadden, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

FACTS
Language: English


Author: Inger Wästberg

Graphic Design: Parasto Backman

No. of pages: 208


Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Softcover

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN 978-91-87543-01-2

Retail price: 48 EUR 

 

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THE NERDRUM SCHOOL

 

Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum (born 1944) was a student at the Academy of Art in Oslo when Modernism first made its delayed entry to Norway. He broke away from his peers who rallied around Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and became a follower of Rembrandt and a painter in the classical tradition. Art students from all over the world have since sought out his teachings, and many have become internationally known in their own rights. This book documents the influence of Odd Nerdrum, and his followers who went on to become some of the leading artists of today’s figurative painting.

 

FACTS

Editor: Inger Schjoldager

Introduction: Richard Vine

Authors: David Molesky, Jan-Ove Tuv, Richard T. Scott a.o.

Graphic design: Claudia C. Sandor/ Halvor Bodin

No of pages: ca. 256

Format: 248 x 272

Binding: Hard cover with dust jacket

Publication date: October 2013

ISBN: 978-91-87543-04-3

Retail price: 58 EUR

 

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