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Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (1844–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leading higher education art, craft, and design college in Scandinavia, Konstfack University College of Art and Design was founded in 1844 by artist and ethnologist Nils Månsson Mandelgren. In 1845, it was handed over to the Svenska...

Mobilia (1955–84)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Influential Danish design periodical, Mobilia was founded in 1955 by publisher Gunnar Bratvold, who coedited it with, among others, designers and writers Poul Henningsen and Grete Jalk. It was published in four languages, with ninety...

Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Svensk Form) (1845–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Svensk Form) is possibly the world’s first design reform organization, founded in 1845 by artist and ethnologist Nils Månsson Mandelgren to support the Sunday Drawing School for Craftsmen, today the Konstfack....

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (Museum for Art and Design) (1866–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm is Sweden’s leading art and design museum, opened in 1866, but was originally founded in 1792. The department of decorative arts and design collection is of a very high international standard, being unique...

Nordiska Museet, Skansen Open-Air Museum, Stockholm (1873–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sweden’s largest cultural historical museum houses a collection of 1.5 million objects, photographs, books, documents, films, and gene banks about life and work in Sweden from the 1520s to the present, as well as research archives...

Malmsten, Carl (1888–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Malmsten was a Swedish cabinetmaker, furniture designer, interior architect, and educator whose furniture, still in production, represents for many the epitome of Swedishness and Swedish cultural heritage. A popular example of his work...

Gulbrandsen, Nora (1894–1978)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Norwegian ceramicist and Norway’s first female industrial designer, Gulbrandsen was artistic director at Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik from 1928 to 1946, where she rejuvenated the factory’s production, modernized utilitarian goods, and adapted...

Sason, Sixten (1912–67)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sason was a Swedish pioneer industrial designer. Officially Sixten Andersson, Sason was trained as a fine artist, studied in Paris, and then started working as an illustrator, his profession on joining Saab in 1939. As time went on, he...

Eckhoff, Mathias Gerhard (Tias) (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A pioneer in Norwegian industrial design, Eckhoff’s output embodies modernist principles in a country with a relatively brief history of industrial design. Eckhoff represents the young postwar Scandinavian Design generation of graduates...

Dysthe, Sven Ivar (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dysthe is a Norwegian industrial and furniture designer, who brought an international design ethos to the Norwegian postwar scene. After qualifying as a master cabinetmaker, in 1953 he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London...