Nordic Design

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Christian Joachim was a Danish Ceramicist (1870-1943). Between 1889 he studied at the Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen.

Between 1897 and 1900, Joachim made ceramics with George Jensen in a workshop outside Copenhagen. Between 1901 to 1933 worked for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, where Arno Malinowski sometimes decorated his restrained neoclassical forms. Read More →

Vulcanus from A la Carte range for Figgjo designed by Hermann Bongard

Hermann Bongard Norwegian graphic designer and glassware designer. He studied lithography and commercial design. Read MoreRead More →

Kaj Franck shot glasses

Kaj Franck was a Finnish textile and glassware designer and ceramicist. He was born in Viipuri, Finland. Often referred to as the “conscience of Finnish design,”Read More →

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Tias Eckhoff (1926 – 2016) was a well-known industrial designer in Norway. His production was constrained, but many of his products have endured as timeless design classics. In addition to the design of RBM Ana, RBM Bella, and Low-back Bella, he was also responsible for the famous Maya cutlery and Glohane tableware, to name a few of the solid works that are well-established in Norwegian design history.Read More →

Ola Wihlborg iKea

He took his first steps towards his career as a designer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied furniture and product design. After graduating in 2004, he began working as a freelance designer.Read More →

Jens Quistgaard teapot featured image

After the second world war, Jens Harald Quistgaard was apprenticed in the Georg Jensen Solvsmedie in Copenhagen. He has experimented with various media such as wood, metal, glass, steel and ceramics. Ted Nierenberg, the founder of Dansk International, noticed him because of his distinctively Danish craft aesthetic.Read More →

Serving plate with two fish, 1951 designed by Nora Gulbrandsen

She was born to Aksel Julius Hanssen and Anna Sofie Lund in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. From 1917 until 1922, she was married to wholesaler Carl Ziegler Gulbrandsen (1892–1976). She married Otto Delphin Amundsen, an engineer and genealogist, in 1943.Read More →

Willy Johansson Glassware

His father was at the Hadelands Glassverk, Jevnaker, where Johansson joined the glassmaking workshop in 1936. He was best known for the white rim on his clear or smoked glassware.Read More →

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Frederik Lunning, a Danish-born businessman and owner of the Georg Jensen Inc. store on Fifth Avenue in New York, created the Lunning Prize award in December 1951. This successful showcase for Danish porcelain and glass was developed in 1924, but supplies were cut off when World War II broke out.Read More →

iKea Dragon flatware featured image

IKEA Dragon 20-Piece Flatware Set, Stainless Steel designed by Carl-Gustaf Jahnsson DRAGON flatware has beenRead More →

Finnish Design - featured image

Marimekko, Ittala, and more—Finland established itself as a world leader in design in the late 19th century and continues to influence designers today. The country’s flourishing design culture has played an integral part in the nation’s economy and international identity.Read More →

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Hannah Ryggen (1894 – 1970) was a textile designer and teacher from Sweden. She was born in Malmö and worked professionally in Norway.Read More →

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Jacob Prytz (1886 – 1962) was a metalworker and designer from Norway. He was born and raised in Oslo, where he also worked.Read More →

Daybed Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher was a Danish architect, furniture designer, and writer. In 1944, studied Bygningsteknisk Skole; subsequently, architecture, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen.Read More →

Tapio Wirkkala Tumblers

Tapio Wirkkala is widely regarded as one of Finland’s most influential designers. Wirkkala began hisRead More →

Marimekko Kukka Notecards - Scandinavian design

This is a best-selling line! Marimekko, one of the world’s first lifestyle brands (and still one of the best), has released a newly packaged notecard set of 16 stunning floral designs.Read More →

The Nordic Theory of Everything

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback) by Anu PartanenRead More →

Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik

Humans have lived physically active lives for millions of years. On the other hand, industrialisationRead More →

Orrefors glass making

Orrefors Glasbruk is a Swedish glassware manufacturer. An ironworks was established in 1726 on the property of Halleberg ( the Orrefors estate), Socken, SmĂĄland. Read More →

Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik the largest Porcelain factory in Norway

Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik is a Norwegian porcelain manufacturer. For more than 130 years, it has supplied the Norwegian market with crockery and ornaments in porcelain. From 1930 to 1980, Porsgrund was one of Norway’s leading design companies, and they received both national and international design awards.Read More →