Finnish Design: A Concise History

Finnish Design: A Concise History

By Pekka Korvenmaa

Marimekko, Ittala, and other designers: In the late nineteenth century, Finland developed itself as a world leader in architecture. It continues to influence designers today. The country’s thriving design community has contributed significantly to the country’s economy and international identity. This beautifully conceived study examines the influence of Finnish modernism and its essential characteristics and presents outstanding contemporary design examples. This book extensively demonstrates how architecture works in the tension between art and business, serving and improving daily life through discussions of industry and culture, training and education, designers and products. Numerous photographs, posters, and illustrations depict every conceivable element of Finnish design’s rich diversity.

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