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(1930) The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition was organized by the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Society of Industrial Design) as a means of promoting a Swedish Modern aesthetic, a ...

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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2016
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Art & Architecture
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... Exhibition ( 1930 ) The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition was organized by the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Society of Industrial Design) as a means of promoting a Swedish Modern aesthetic, a reflection of the influence in progressive design circles of the social utopian ideals promoted by the Deutscher Werkbund in Germany in the mid‐1920s. The Society’s aim was also to promote to an international audience the achievements of Swedish design that had been gaining increasing critical admiration at exhibitions in the 1920s. These included the 1923 ...

Stockholm Exhibition

Stockholm Exhibition  

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(1930)The 1930 Stockholm Exhibition was organized by the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Society of Industrial Design) as a means of promoting a Swedish Modern aesthetic, a reflection of the ...
Wilhelm Kåge

Wilhelm Kåge  

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(1889–1960)Kåge trained as a painter in Gothenburg, Stockholm (1908–9), and Copenhagen (1911–12) before attending the Plakatschule in Munich in 1914. He worked as a poster designer before joining the ...
Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn  

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(established 1924)This celebrated Swedish design company and store was launched in Stockholm in 1924 by designer and entrepreneur Estrid Ericson and pewter designer Nils Fougstedt and, through its ...
Estrid Ericson

Estrid Ericson  

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(1894–1981)Pewter designer and design entrepreneur Estrid Ericson was the founder of the highly influential Stockholm store and manufacturer Svenskt Tenn, a company closely associated with the ...
Svenska Slöjdföreningen

Svenska Slöjdföreningen  

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(Swedish Society of Industrial Design, established 1845)Founded in Stockholm, this campaigning body for improving standards of design in Swedish industry alongside public education in the aesthetics ...
Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller  

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(1961– )German artist, born in Brussels, who has lived in Stockholm since 2000. He was trained as a scientist and this is reflected in work that tends to encourage mental states which lead to the ...
Gregor Paulsson

Gregor Paulsson  

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(1890–1977)Paulsson was a key figure in the early 20th‐century development of the Svenska Slöjdföreningen (Swedish Society of Industrial Design) and a powerful advocate of the modernization of ...
Rörstrands Porslinfabrik

Rörstrands Porslinfabrik  

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(established 1726)Founded in 1726 in the Rörstrands Castle in Stockholm, the company produced blue and white faience until the 1780s when it expanded to produce cream coloured earthenware. This was ...
Källemo

Källemo  

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(established 1965)This innovative Swedish furniture company was founded by Sven Lundh in 1965, gaining a reputation for the production of limited edition, original, and unconventional designs. A ...
Modern Art Oxford

Modern Art Oxford  

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Institution founded in Oxford in 1966 by a group of art lovers under the chairmanship of Trevor Green, an architect. Initially they hoped to create a museum with a permanent collection of post-1945 ...
Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet  

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Stockholm. The Swedish national collection of modern art. It is situated on Skeppsholmen (Ship Island), a former naval base in the centre of the city. In 1954 a large building on the island (an old ...
tomato

tomato  

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(established 1991)This design group was founded in 1991 by Steve Baker, Dirk van Dooren, Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Simon Taylor, John Warwicker, and Graham Wood. Tomato sees itself more as a media and ...
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe  

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(1888–1953)A multi-talented US sportsman, and winner of the Olympic gold medals for pentathlon and decathlon at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Thorpe, a Native American raised in the Sac and ...
Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann  

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(1870–1935)A leading member and founder of the Wiener Secession (1897) and Wiener Werkstätte (1903), architect and designer Hoffmann was one of the most influential figures in the field in the early ...
Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes

Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes  

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(1925)This important exhibition gave the name Art Deco to a rich vein of decorative design across a wide range of applications, from cinemas to ceramics, textiles to tableware, and graphics to ...
equestrianism

equestrianism  

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The training of horses for specific performances or tasks, which can be for the purposes of hunting, racing, agriculture, war, or display/exhibition as in the equestrian event in the modern Olympics, ...
Bruno Mathsson

Bruno Mathsson  

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(1907–88)Mathsson was a notable Swedish architect and designer, renowned for his laminated bentwood furniture. He came from a cabinetmaking background and was apprentice in the family workshop from ...
Orrefors Glasbruk

Orrefors Glasbruk  

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(established 1898)With roots in ironmaking in the early 18th century, this Swedish company commenced production of bottle glass and cheap tableware in 1898. Today it is widely recognized as one of ...
Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle  

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(b Neuilly-sur-Seine, 29 Oct. 1930; d La Jolla, Calif., 21 May 2002).French sculptor, painter, graphic artist, and film-maker, one of the great entertainers of modern art. In 1952 she started ...

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