Thanks in large part to IKEA and the desire to modernise our homes, Scandinavian design has become so well known as to have effectively become a brand in its own right. But, asks Hanna Nova Beatrice, editor of the Swedish magazine Plaza Interior, is it a brand past its sell-by date?
Scandinavian design has long been in the doldrums, dependent on its august past. But, thanks to an international perspective and a fresh playfulness, a new generation of designers is now coming to the fore, writes Nick Compton
Modernist architect and town planner Dame Jane Drew, a leading exponent of the Modern Movement in London, was the outstanding woman architect of her generation, writes Becky Ayre on behalf of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
London, Paris, Milan... Stockholm and Helsinki? Scandinavia has no international reputation for its fashion. But as its high quality and simple - yet contemporary - style finds new fans during the recession, all that looks set to change, as Josh Sims discovers
Travel around the world’s five-star hotels and chances are you’ll soon bump into a Swiss manager. From Africa to Asia, in the Americas and, of course, across Europe, Swiss hoteliers abound, writes Haig Simonian