introduction by Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden
Over two centuries were necessary for the decorative genius of three Sweden Kings, Gustavus III, Bernadotte and Oscar II, to be acknowledged as the main source of creative inspiration for the current Scandinavian designers, who took Sweden back to the modern exclusive set of modern design. Their extraordinary imagination capacity was fully clear in the architectures which they executed on the shores of Malaren Lake. Here, competing with the aristocrats, they built splendid castles and dwellings. About thirty noble villas which the cold preserved from weather consumption, revealing also the real roots of the Sweden design which today is so charming for its exquisite simplicity.
Daniel Rey collaborates with magazines FMR and AD. He’s the author of travel reports on behalf of Conde Nast Traveller and Louis Vuitton City Guides.
He has published a number of articles about Sweden’s history and art. He actually has a profound knowledge of that country. He’s been living in Italy for many years, and is currently spending his life between Rome and Marrakech.
He published with Idea Books Marrakech Living on the edge of the desert (2005).