Nordic Cool 2013: Exhibition: Nordic Design Illustrated


Feb. 20 - Mar. 17, 2013
North Gallery
Running Time: All Day
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This exhibition, presenting a range of design, craft, and industrial products from throughout the Nordic region, aims to highlight aspects of Nordic contemporary design in all its forms, and its ubiquitous nature in daily life. The exhibition focuses on craftsmanship and the relationship of Nordic design to nature, technology, and heritage by showing works from close to 30 designers. The history of Nordic design is that of strength and rebellion, and historical overtones and appreciation of heritage strongly color today's Nordic design. Technological innovations, truth to materials, and functionalism in Nordic design has its roots in the early 20th century modernism. Nordic contemporary design is still affected, and rooted in, the modernistic ideal of design working to improve people's everyday life by making it more functional, more beautiful, and simpler.

Represented designers and companies include:
Aamu Song and Johan Olin / COMPANY (Finland)
Amy Hunting (Norway)
Björn Refsum and Hilde Angelfoss for Stokke (Norway)
Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen (Denmark)
Cecilie Manz for Mooment (Denmark)
Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese Möbler (Sweden)
Erla Sólveig Óskarsdóttir (Iceland) for Ames (Germany)
Fredrik Mattson for ZERO (Sweden)
FRONT (Sweden) for Moooi (The Netherlands)
Guðrun Ludvig / Guðrun and Guðrun (Faroe Islands)
Hans Bleken Rud for Northern Lighting (Norway)
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen for Fredericia Furniture (Denmark)
Harri Koskinen for Genelec and Iittala (Finland)
Henrik Vibskov (Denmark)
Komplot for Gubi (Denmark)
Komplot for HAY (Denmark)
Kristina Riska (Finland)
Lars Olav Dybdal for Northern Lighting (Norway)
Lars Pedersen for trioBike (Denmark)
Louise Campbell (Denmark) for Zanotta (Italy) and Erik Jörgensen (Denmark)
Magnus de Brito for Point 65 (Sweden)
Michael Young and Katrin Olina (UK and Iceland) for Swedese Möbler (Sweden)
Monica Förster (Sweden) for Richard Lampert (Germany)
Norway Says (Norway) for Muuto (Denmark)
Ólafur Þórðarson (Iceland)
Ole Jensen for Normann Copenhagen (Denmark)
Paola Suhonen / Ivana Helsinki (Finland)
Samuli Naamanka for ARKTIS (Finland)
Sigurdur Gustafsson (Iceland) for Källemo (Sweden)
Stefan Borselus and Fredrik Mattsson (Denmark) for Blå Station (Sweden)
Steinunn Sigurd / STEiNUNN (Iceland)
Thomas Pederson for Fredericia Furniture (Denmark)
Tinna Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland)

Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

FREE event, no tickets required

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