Design from Scandinavia, No. 12
Bjerregaard, Kirsten, Ed., Design from Scandinavia, No. 12, © 1983 World Pictures, Frederiksberg, Denmark, Soft cover, 144 Pages, ISSN 0108-0695.
Each Year, Design from Scandinavia unfolds an exhibition in pictures of the best and latest products, and shows the interplay of these objects in a setting, and a life-style. Includes all Nordic countries - Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark.
Scandinavian Design is alive and well, and so vibrant with new ideas that it is bursting at the seams. The current crop of new products and designs sets the theme for this edition of Design from Scandinavia. The new developments are to be found in both industrial design, and the more individual products of the applied art sector. In graphic design, ceramics and garments the Scandinavians are showing an inventiveness that matches their flair for furniture and interiors. Look into the exhibitions, visit the workshops and some of the stores. Pages 4-16.
Finnish imagery and flourish has always been the foundation for that country’s unique design profile. Always innovators in furniture, the Finns have also produced striking new results in clothing and tableware. Pages 17-23.
The customary blander mix of Danish products, with their fine traditions and sure touch, has been combined with high-tech to yield a new and unusually exciting group of objects. Pages 24-39.
The solid foundation remains furniture in all four countries, and this is made abundantly clear at the Scandinavian Trade Mart, as it was during the Scandinavian Furniture Fair in May. Pages 40-47. KIT-furniture reached the Swedish market for cheaper furniture very early - they may even have been the first. The idea has been taken up everywhere since. Read about Swedish KIT-furniture, as well as the new showcase design centre in the little Swedish town Ahus, and the companies who have gathered there.
Above all, the Fair gave convincing proof that Norway’s furniture manufacturers are eager to test, and market, the best of the flood of local experimental design.
A look at the Danish Furniture Manufacturers’ Association, then we present a broad range of Danish furniture. Pages 74-100.
The latest in textiles and carpets are on Pages 101-111.
And we see examples of Scandi-navian skill in building and fur-nishing. Pages 112-118.
You can meet Scandinavian pro-ducts all over the world, Pages 119-127.
Finally, a word about how to ob-tain further information on the products presented here, and about our DESIGN-publications. Pages 128-144.