Author: Monica Boman, ed
Year Published: 1991
No. of pages: 495
Illustrations: 52 Color Illustrations. 512 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 9”
A very comprehensive publication on Swedish furniture with every detail you would ever want to know. Among many essays: From Status to Every Day Furniture by Bengt Nyström; Carl Westman by Bengt Nyström; Carl Bergsten, Carl Malmsten, Carl Hörvik (3 articles of furniture designers)by AÜ3e-Marie Ericsson; Bruno Mattsson by Carl Christiansson; Börge Lindau och Bo Liondekrantz by Hedvid Hedqvist and much more.
Author: Ogata, Amy F. & Weber, Susan eds
Year Published: 2014
No. of pages: 432
Illustrations: 488 Color Illustrations. 118 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”x 8 1/2”
The Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colorful, quality wooden items that reflect Scandinavian design and craft traditions. This superbly illustrated book, including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 200 years of Swedish toys, from historic dollhouses to the latest designs for children. Featuring rattles, full-size rocking horses, dollhouses, and building blocks to skis, sleds, and tabletop games with intricate moving parts, Swedish Wooden Toys also addresses images of Swedish childhood, the role of the beloved red Dala horse in the creation of national identity, the vibrant tradition of educational toys, and the challenges of maintaining craft manufacturing in an era of global mass-production.