Publié à l'occasion de l'exposition présentée par le Bröhan-Museum, à Berlin, du 24 octobre 2019 au 1er mars 2020.
" Nordic Design. The Response to the Bauhaus deals with Nordic countries reaction to the Bauhaus and the German modern age.
The late 1920s saw a new design form celebrating its first successes across the Nordic countries. Finland’s singular living conditions had an equal influence on the new design vocabulary alongside the postulate formulated in Sweden : ‘Beauty for everyone’, or the Danish preference for handicrafts.
The respective characteristics of the Nordic countries gave rise to a highly autonomous interpretation of functionalism. It was not the avant-garde form that stood in the foreground, as was very often the case in Germany, but the tailored solution to any given task. Through this, Scandinavian functionalism succeeded in becoming the constant that defined the identity of the Nordic nations. "
" (...) The show presents the Scandinavian path to modernism, which involved an intense engagement with the ideas of the Bauhaus. Beginning with the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, then moving on to the founder of Swedish functionalism Sven Markelius and the internationally celebrated Danish designers Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, the exhibition’s emphasis will be placed on the 1950s and 1960s.
Beside developments specific to each country, childhood, democratic design, and "hygge,” themes common to all four countries, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, will also be present. "
Source : Bröhan-Museum (site)
Stuttgart, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2019, 26 x 32 cm, cartonnage, jaquette illustrée, 304 pages.
librairie couleur du temps, arnoldsche art publishers, design, designer, architecture, architecte, bauhaus, fonctionnalisme, modernisme, nordique, scandinavie, finlande, suède, danemark, norvège,