The Monocle Book of the Nordics

An exploration of design, business, food & fashion


Monocle heads north in this exploration of Nordic design, business, food and fashion


ISBN: 9780500971215 Category:

Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Joe Pickard


Monocle’s latest book is a celebration of the Nordic region, with some surprises, quirks and – maybe – a sauna or two along the way. Monocle’s journalists, editors and photographers have returned time and again to all corners of northern Europe for insights, inspiration and ideas for living better.

This book isn’t about hammering the overhyped hygge trend or fussing over foamy food. Much the opposite – it’s about a shared but distinct set of values that have helped varied nations excel in quiet diplomacy, thoughtful design and reasoned debate. Monocle looks beyond the clichés and uncovers the folks, firms and stories that help the region rank highly for everything in everything from art and architecture to eating well.

Far from lumping these different nations together, the Monocle team will highlight the people, places and products that show the Nordics in all their nuances: lessons we can all learn from makers in Norway’s high north or retailers reaching higher in Reykjavík; the firms building bridges in Denmark or selling Swedish soft power abroad.

The world can learn a lot from our knowing northern neighbours – and The Monocle Book of the Nordics is the ideal place to start.

Additional information

Weight 1409 g
Dimensions 23.3 x 31 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 21 April 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.3 x 31 cm
Weight 1409 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Monocle Book of the Nordics”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tyler Brûlé is the editor-in-chief of Monocle. Andrew Tuck is the magazine's editor. Joe Pickard is its books editor.