Includes bibliographical references and index.
Examines the last century of Scandinavian design to reveal how the region's design culture is very different from popular assumption. A radical reappraisal of one of the most productive and influential design regions in the world. Examines Scandinavian design through a range of diverse examples, from sofas and trams to reverse vending machines and chocolate bars.
Purchase; Alibris; 2013; 1000110039
Introduction / Kjetil Fallan --
1. A historiography of Scandinavian design / Kjetil Fallan ... [et al.] --
pt. 1. Networks. 2. 'What's worth copying is worth protecting' : applied art and the evolution of Danish copyright law / Stina Teilmann-Lock ; 3. Handwoven fabrics by the yard : unveiling modern design industry of the interwar period / Leena Svinhufvud ; 4. Designing the 'consumer in infinity' : the Swedish Cooperative Union's new consumer policy, c.1970 / Helena Mattsson ; 5. Designing a hole in the wall : the reverse vending machine as socio-technical system and environmental infrastructure / Finn Arne Jørgensen --
pt. 2. Appropriations. 6. Just decoration? Ideology and design in early twentieth century Sweden / Christina Zetterlund ; 7. Goldfish memories : recounting Oslo's streamlined aluminium trams / Kjetil Fallan ; 8. Creature comforts : soft sofas and the demise of Modernist morality in 1970s' Finland / Minna Sarantola-Weiss ; 9. Jacob Jensen and the lifa kitchen : branding the 'lifestyle kitchen' with designer personality and mythology / Hans-Christian Jensen --
pt. 3. Mediations. 10. Something old, something new, something stolen, something blue : designing a chocolate bar / Stig Kvaal and Per Østby ; 11. Exhibitable furniture : interpreting images of design / Malene Breunig ; 12. The advantages of being Swedish : Volvo in America / Jeff Werner ; 13. From policies to politics : Finnish design on the ideological battlefield in the 1960s and 1970s / Pekka Korvenmaa --
Epilogue / Kjetil Fallan.