Out of the Blue - A Take on Finnish Design
Out of the Blue: The Essence and Ambition of Finnish Design is a book that is essentially an instructive overview of Finnish design.
From legendary figures like Alvar Aalto and heritage manufacturers such as Marimekko, Iittala, Artek and Nokia to a contemporary generation of makers and entrepreneurs the book showcases design from past to present. Out of the Blue is beautifully designed, carefully composed and cleverly arranged into a series of pictorial essays and interviews.
Edited by Laura Houseley and Marko Ahtisaari, the book is a window on Finnish design and product culture.
All images in the article are from Out of the Blue, copyright Gestalten 2014.
Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.