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Design, Design History, Swedish Design History

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...Design is a concept-based activity practised in close collaboration with other professions, usually resulting in a product or service. Ideas are normally visualized in the form of sketches, drawings and models, but can in principle...

Svenskt Tenn (1924–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Svenskt Tenn is an interior design business established in Stockholm in 1924 by pewter designer Estrid Ericson in conjunction with pewter artist Nils Fougstedt. From the start the company was associated with the Swedish Modern aesthetic...

Mathsson, Bruno (1907–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Swedish industrial designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson is known principally for his furniture. In 1930, he received a scholarship allowing him to visit the Stockholm Exhibition where he saw a number of important Swedish functionalist...

Introduction

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modernism in Scandinavia : Art, Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...Scandinavia is a region associated with modernity: modern design, modern living and a progressive welfare state. At the same time individuals from the region are only sparsely represented in most art histories of Modernism, and then largely...

Counter-Narratives

Sara Kristoffersson

Sara Kristoffersson is guest professor of Design History and Theory at Konstfack National University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. She has published a number of articles on various aspects of design, fashion, art and architecture and lectures widely on these topics at museums and universities, including École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France; Parsons School of Design, New York, USA; the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design By Ikea : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

eBook

...Identifying a Swedish identity is a postmodern nightmare. Within Sweden’s borders one finds different cultures, languages, lifestyles and social classes. With its multi-ethnicity and social heterogeneity it is not easy...

Sweden Designed By Ikea

Sara Kristoffersson

Sara Kristoffersson is guest professor of Design History and Theory at Konstfack National University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. She has published a number of articles on various aspects of design, fashion, art and architecture and lectures widely on these topics at museums and universities, including École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France; Parsons School of Design, New York, USA; the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design By Ikea : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

eBook

...The film Sweden—Open Skies, Open Minds (2007) portrays a contented country in northern Europe with a perfect mix of beautiful countryside, modern industry and cultural heritage (Figure 4.1). Rapid changes of scene from people diving from...

Art to Industry, 1840s to 1910s

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...The Nations Struggle for Product Dominance Considering the technical, artistic and ultimately commercial significance of design, it is no coincidence that many design historians use the first World’s Fair, the Great Exhibition, which took...

Broadened Design Commissions, 1950s to 1980s

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...The Industrial Design Profession Finds its Form In December 1955 the newly graduated British industrial designer Peter Maddock arrived in Gothenburg by boat, carrying only a backpack, for the journey on to Stockholm. He had earlier the same...

Swedish Stories and Design

Sara Kristoffersson

Sara Kristoffersson is guest professor of Design History and Theory at Konstfack National University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. She has published a number of articles on various aspects of design, fashion, art and architecture and lectures widely on these topics at museums and universities, including École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France; Parsons School of Design, New York, USA; the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design By Ikea : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

eBook

...IKEA’s Swedish profile was not part of the original concept. Until 1961 the name of the company was spelt in the French manner with an accent on the ‘e’: Ikéa (Figure 3.1). Information from Hugo Sahlin, June, 26 2013 (IHA...

Scandinavian Modernism

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Scandinavian modernist design is often described as more “humane,” “moderate,” “organic,” or “democratic” than its continental counterparts. Intimately related to the continued relevance of and interest in traditional natural materials...