Oak the Nordic Journal

Red Thread - Oak the Nordic Journal


I first saw this gorgeous book at the Design Museum in Helsinki, and couldn't help but to treat myself to it. I have always loved red work embroidery and our red flower logo is a tribute to this craft...so yes the name and the cover is what initially attracted me to the book, but once you open the pages it is hard to put down.

It is also wonderful to see so many things in our store that feature in this book. Authentic 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.

Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714873473