Scandinavian Design

The physical expression of a national mind
Man and society

Scandinavian Design is a richly facetted concept hard to grasp - especially when you find yourself in the middle of it. It is probably the attitude towards nature, man and society that in real life is expressed physically through the hand and spirit of the designermmmmm.

We all know the feeling of being surrounded by design and architecture reflecting one’s own status, but how is a whole national mind materialised?

The articles will reflect a series of facets and some of the common features of the design tendencies, which have been predominant in Scandinavia for the past century.

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Alvar Aalto

Author: Gunilla Heick

Kaare Klint

Author: Gorm Harkær