Scandinavian design is known for its clear forms, durability and careful craftsmanship. Do students from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland still design in accordance with these principles today? Juliane Grützner asked some of them.
Creativity, quality and economic viability can all be associated with the term design. The Scandinavian governments have taken advantage of this and are investing in promoting both the discipline and their own image.
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by Jörg ZimmermannThe Stockholm Furniture Fair was dominated by Scandinavian manufacturers offering products that combined high design quality with traditional production in their own special way. An overview of the trade fair that considers itself to be the largest marketplace for Scandinavian design.
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by Daniel von BernstorffIt was tough going for Cologne's furniture fair this year. But not everyone let the crisis get them down. There were some strong showings in connection with the imm cologne, but naturally this overview is incomplete and subjective.
There is a noticeably large number of women in design in Scandinavia. From Nanna Ditzel to Front Design, female designers have always played an important role in Nordic countries. Does this have something to do with design style? Or is it quite simply a question of equality?
Be it park benches, conference tables or outdoor chairs – there's always an additional use to Thomas Bernstrand's designs, even though they stand in the tradition of classic Scandinavian design.
Sometimes they use original plan, other times they rely on an aged furniture item – Erling and Egon Petersen, two brothers from Ormslev, Denmark go to endless lengths in their quest to breathe new life into an original design from the previous century.