Design in Scandinavia exhibition catalogue (1954)

Design in Scandinavia: an exhibition of objects for the home (1954)

13/09/10 – Exhibition catalogue for Design in Scandinavia: an exhibition of objects for the home (1954), the first major exhibition of Scandinavian design to travel to North America. The exhibition showcased ceramics, furniture, glassware, metalwork and textiles from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and was pivotal in introducing modern Scandinavian design to North America. It opened in New York’s Brooklyn Museum April 20, 1954 and traveled throughout the United States and Canada until 1957. The show featured work by Alvar Aalto, Kay Bojesen, Kaj Franck, Finn Juhl, Henning Koppel, Timo Sarpaneva, Hans Wegner and many others.

Exhibition catalogue edited by Arne Remlov with cover and layout design by Tapio Wirkkala. Staple-bound, pull-out exhibition index included at the end of each volume.

Title page
Introduction
Glass
Glass
Glass
Design in Scandinavia: glass
Design in Scandinavia: ceramics
Design in Scandinavia: ceramics
Design in Scandinavia: ceramics
Design in Scandinavia: ceramics
Design in Scandinavia: metal
Design in Scandinavia: metal
Design in Scandinavia: metal
Design in Scandinavia: textiles
Design in Scandinavia: textiles
Design in Scandinavia: textiles
Design in Scandinavia: wood
Design in Scandinavia: wood
Design in Scandinavia: wood
Design in Scandinavia: furniture
Design in Scandinavia: furniture

Sources and related information
Images from the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum 1954//
Design in Scandinavia exhibition catalogue on Flickr//

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