Design books by Country
By Lars Dybdahl
A definitive history of Danish design in the twentieth century told by 101 iconic objects.
Denmark has a long and illustrious tradition in the world of design. Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances, and utensils from the 1960s and 1970s are now more common than ever and can be found in design galleries and flea markets. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the everyday artefacts that have shaped design history in Denmark and around the world. Lars Dybdahl, Head of the Library and Research at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, investigates the fascinating past of the individual artefacts with the help of 32 leading scholars and journalists.
The catalogue, which is approached playfully and places the objects in their historical context, sheds new light on this fascinating world of objects. The Carlsberg lager sticker, the Dursley-Pedersen bicycle, the PH lamp, Dansk Standard cutlery, the Beolit 39 radio, the Spoke-Back Sofa, the Flag Halyard Chair, Kobenstyle kitchenware, the Nilfisk vacuum cleaner, LEGO, the Trinidad stacking chair, and ECCO shoes are among the design classics included in the exhibition. Arne Jacobson, Georg Jensen, Finn Juhl, Borge Mogensen, Verner Panton, and Hans J. Wegner are among the designers.
You may also be interested in
Dan Svarth is a Danish designer. He studied at the Kunsthåndvrærkerskolen, Copenhagen, to 1967, furniture design, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, to 1969. In 1962, he was a cabinetmaker’s apprentice. In 1969, he worked with Herman Olsen. In 1971, he set up his own design studio.
Leif Erik Rasmussen is a Danish architect and furniture designer. He studied furniture design at Kunsthåndværkersklen, Copenhagen to 1968. From 1968, he was active in the architecture firm Krohn & Hartvig Rasmussen on the project Odense Universitet-Center and, from 1972, with architect Ole Hagen on the Handlsbankens Hovedsæ project, In 1975 he set up his own architecture office and in 1978, a partnership with Henrik Rolff.