An overview of the work of Danish design luminary, Arne Jacobsen.
“It may sound affected, but it is the act of creation itself, and it is equally exhilarating whether one is working on a teaspoon or a national bank.” (Arne Jacobsen on design; Source)….
An overview of the work of Søren Rose Kjær and the Søren Rose Studio.
Søren Rose Kjær has made quite an impact in Danish design since establishing the eponymously named Søren Rose Studio in 2008. With his Danish blue eyes and trademark fedora, Kjær cuts both an…
How lookouts and design promote and enhance our view of nature.
Lookouts and observation decks have been used throughout the centuries for varying purposes. Examples include: as fire lookouts operated by forestry services; watchtowers, especially availed of for military motives; and viewing lookouts, used…
Where good architecture works in harmony with nature.
With today’s architectural bias towards urban-centric conurbations and mass construction projects, it is not uncommon to feel a sense of weariness, discontent and frustration about architecture’s preoccupation with city-scale grandiose design statements. Architectural…
Exploring Swedish design in the context of broader Nordic design.
When attempting to define Swedish design it inevitably becomes enmeshed with the broader notion of Scandinavian design. Added to this is the fact that Scandinavian design is often confused with Nordic design. Yet…
A comparison of British and Nordic interior design styles.
British Interior Design Given a blank sheet of paper and asked to describe British interior design presents a somewhat awkward dilemma. Where exactly do you start? There is, in this writer’s opinion, no…
An overview of the work of Irish-born designer Eileen Gray.
Eileen Gray was one of the early pioneering modernists and a designer whose work was without parallel and notably avant-garde. There are many remarkable luminaries of modern design. Famous surnames include Eames, Jacobsen,…