The National Museum

Scandinavian Design and the USA 1890–1980

Arline Frisch, Annika Rimala(Marimekko), Bjørn Engø, Brit- Marie Varberg, Charles Eames, Else Pouls, Airline Frisch, Annika Rimala (Marimekko), Bjørn Engø, Brit- Marie Varberg, Charles Eames, Else Poulsson, Erik Pløen, Finn Juhl, Greta Magnusson Grossmann, Grete Prytz Kittelsen, Hans Wegner, Helena Hernmarck, Herbert Krenchel, Hermann Bondgard, Howard Smith, Jens Risom, Kay Bojesen, Olga Lee, Peter Opsvik, Russel Wright, Sam Maloof, Tapio Wirkkala, Tias Eckhoff
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This exhibition explores almost a century of design that developed through encounters and exchanges between Scandinavia and the USA. The design-historical round trip traces the great emigration from Norway and her neighbouring countries in the late 19th century and the invention of the term Scandinavian Design in the 1950s. We delve into the ways that identity building, stylistic trends, and politics influenced perceptions of the objects we gather around us.

The National Museum


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