Strictly Swedish: An Exhibition of Contemporary Design

Strictly Swedish: An Exhibition of Contemporary Design
Library Shelf Location 44.SWAN
Publication Date 2001
Description The IDB Cultural Centre is pleased to present Strictly Swedish, an exhibition of contemporary Swedish design. The exhibition brings together an assortment of objects-chairs, tables, jars, lamps a clock, a coatrack- that provide a general view of the latest trends in Swedish design of objects for daily use. Since the 1950s. the works of Scandinavian designers have literally invaded public and private life everywhere, from the kitchen to the airport. Their designs of everyday objects have affected the lives of people around the world, who enjoy and appreciate the spare, efficient feel of Scandinavian objects. The Swedish, along with their Scandinavian neighbors, created an entire school that woud rethink personal and popular behavior along these lines. The practical aspects of these works, especially the concern for making them efficient, challenges the designer, who must balance form with function. The designs exhibited here encompass simplicity, comfort, practicality, and elegance. Young designers and architects setting trends in the field onclude Hogan Celsing, Ingegerd Raman, Anna von Schewen, and Mats Theselius. These designers show great originality and have enriched the context of contemporary design with modern approaches and inspirations.
Quantity 1
Pages 8
Formats A4 folded card, Exhibition/interpretation Guide
Publisher Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C
Category Design by country or region
Keyword Furniture
Related Gallery Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C
Related Curator/Producer Felix Angel
Artist's Nationality Swedish
Language English

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