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Scandinavian Modern Furnishings 1930-1970: Designed for Life

Scandinavian Modern Furnishings 1930-1970: Designed for Life

Michael Ellison & Leslie Piña

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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.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 355 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764314926 | Binding: hard cover


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