Scandinavian Modern Furnishings 1930-1970: Designed for Life (Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors) (Hardcover)

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Description


In the middle of the twentieth century, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland, four countries with a total population no larger than New York City, impacted the world of design to a degree never before seen and unlikely to be repeated. Scandinavian Modern design already had a solid domestic audience, and the Post-World War II American consumer was ready for the distinctive style and the fine quality it offered. With a focus on more than 60 designers, this extensively researched book presents the furniture and household objects - especially those of wood and metal. of the Scandinavian Modern style, beginning in the 1930s and culminating in the 1970s. Hundreds of photographs and a comprehensive introduction, historical timeline, and appendices of furniture makers and designers, distributors, and sources are included. Detailed captions with current prices, a large bibliography, and an index make this book a valuable reference and a must for all collectors, dealers, and researchers of Scandinavian design.

About the Author


Michael Ellison collects and deals in Scandinavian and other modern furnishings in Sarasota, Florida. Leslie Pina, a college professor, has written and co-authored many books and articles on decorative arts and design. She lives in Ohio.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780764314926
ISBN-10: 0764314920
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: December 4th, 2001
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors