The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia have been the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century. Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable and appealing to look at. This book, the first major summary of modern Scandinavian design in more than two decades, updates the history of furniture in the Nordic nations and illustrates more than 500 of the best current pieces from over 70 producers, most of them in full colour. It also includes detailed product specifications and sources, biographies of important Nordic designers and a comprehensive bibliography. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in modern furniture as well as to designers, architects, collectors and students specialising in Scandinavian design.