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Svenskt Tenn (1924–)

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...

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

Book Chapter

...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...

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...

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

Book Chapter

...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

Book Chapter

...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...

Hälsingborg (H55), 1955

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hälsingborg (H55) was an international exhibition of architecture, housing, interiors, and design in Sweden, celebrating the new consumer society and a belief in the future. It symbolized the fruits of the welfare state and the new...

Swedish Modern

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Swedish Modern is a movement in architecture and design that appeared in Sweden in the interwar period, when Swedish design was becoming increasingly well known in Scandinavia and abroad. Sweden, like its neighboring Nordic countries...

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

Book Chapter

...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...

1950–1970 – Postwar Modern

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

Book Chapter

...The recovery from war took its time, but by the early 1950s the nations of Europe were all beginning to stabilize. Sweden, which had remained neutral throughout the war, was the least affected. Norway and Finland were marked by their direct...