Louise Adelborg, a member of Sweden’s noble Adelborg family, made significant contributions to the world of design. Best known for her enduring porcelain and textile artistry, her work, particularly the ‘Swedish Grace’ design, continues to inspire globally. Her legacy is preserved in Stockholm’s National Museum.
“Modern Scandinavian Design” by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is an authoritative guide on Nordic design, emphasizing its commitment to social equality and quality of life. The in-depth book covers various design disciplines, making it an essential resource for design enthusiasts and practitioners.
“Scandinavia Dreaming: Nordic Homes, Interiors and Design” delve into Nordic design’s unique blend of austerity and comfort, openness and privacy, presenting a variety of principles and practices. Highlighting craftsmanship, material selection, inclusiveness, and its global influences, it insightfully demonstrates Scandinavian culture and lifestyle.
Kosta Boda, for much of its early life, this famous Swedish glassmaking company’s production centred on drinking glasses, chandeliers, and window panes. However, in the late nineteenth century, with the employment of designers such as Alf Wallander and Gunnar Wennenberg, a more concerted design policy emerged, resulting in more fashionable, Art Nouveau-inspired products.
This sofa’s straightforward execution and regular silhouette reflect characteristics that were considered essential for advanced design at the time. Nonetheless, the turned spindles, stretchers, and exquisite details owe a lot to Borge Mogensen’s use of the lexicon of traditional furniture forms—especially American Shaker and English Windsor—in his w
Sigurd Persson (1914–2003) was a Swedish sculptor, blacksmith, and professor who is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential Swedish designers. Growing up in a goldsmith family, Persson founded his studio in Stockholm in 1942. Throughout his long career, he crafted objects in various materials ranging from metal to glass to plastic.
Carl-Arne Breger was a Swedish industrial designer who designed products for a variety of companies and trades, including household goods, tools, appliances, machines, and telephones. His square bucket was recognised as ‘the best plastic product for the 1950-60 decade’ by Swedish Plastic Association.