Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Story of Scandinavian Design

"This article was written by Katrin Eyporsdottir, our talented and hard-working trainee from Iceland. As a designer with background in product design, Katrin is presenting her understanding of what has influenced the works of designers from Sweden, Norway and other North-European countries as well as the key attributes that these works possess."
-Smashing Magazine

"While the countries of Scandinavia have extreme differences, they do have some common cultural, geophysical and historical threads. Without implying that certain principles apply to all art and design in this area, this article gives an overview of the influences and state of art and design in the Nordic countries." Read more of The Story of Scandinavian Design: Combining Function and Aesthetics here.

Panthella Lamp (1971) and Panton Chair (1967), by Verner Panton. (Image credit)

Interior of Stockholm Exhibition, 1930 (Image credit)

The staircase and furniture in Aarhus Radhus (Aarhus town hall) were designed by Arne Jacobsen and his partners between 1937 and 1942. (Image credit)

-Katrin Eyporsdottir, Smashing Magazine