Celebrating Scandinavia

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In this report

  • Brand on the run

    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?

  • Thinking anew

    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

  • Into the magic circle

    The Arctic Circle is often portrayed as barren and inhospitable. But for less far-flung explorers, it offers both natural wonders and, increasingly, touristic delights, as Katja Pantzar reports