The Red Thread. Nordic Design
An elegant exploration of the hugely influential simplicity, beauty, and functionality of Nordic design - timeless, yet on trend
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.
"...Prob[es] the creative philosophy of functionality and simplicity that has made Nordic pieces staples of tasteful interiors the world over."-Surface "This beautifully bound volume celebrates Nordic design in its many shapes and forms... The focus is on design as a means of enhancement, a concept beautifully sheathed here in cloth and red stich" -Image Interiors and Living "Pride in tradition is the cornerstone of The Red Thread: Nordic Design, an encyclopedic exploration of the spare, naturalistic furniture and objects long associated with the region."-New York Times
Oak Publishing is an independent Copenhagen-based lifestyle publisher founded in 2013. Its biannual publication, Oak - The Nordic Journal showcases visionary talents through an insight into their life, ideas, and spaces.