The hammer is falling

With the first major auction of Scandinavian furniture this month, could now be a good time to start hoarding some contemporary classics of tomorrow? Nick Compton reports

Working world is sleek and stylish

Acclaimed designer Timothy Jacob Jensen explains why functionalism lies at the heart of the Scandinavian approach to design

Beyond blonde

The Scandinavian architectural tradition has long had tell-tale traits without ever being obvious. Jonathan Bell explains how they still inform the most progressive work of the region’s architects today - and how they go well beyond the blonde-wood and white-wall stereotype