Nordic Design

Nordic design was without doubt the epitome of post-war good taste. The cabinetmaker’s tradition remained central to the whole concept of practical pieces that relied on the age-old skills of the craftsman and natural materials for their undeniably Scandinavian look. The Nordic design tradition is rooted in centuries of rural-based culture, as opposed to the urban/industrial model of other parts of Europe.

Arne Jacobsen egg chair

Arne Jacobsen and the ‘Egg Chair’

Jacobsen perfected the sculpting of the Egg and Swan in his garage, working for hours on end moulding the plaster around chicken wire at weekends.

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Nordic Design comes of age

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Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell & Vatne Lenestolfabrikk

When designer Sigurd Resell's Falcon Chair first rolled off the production line and into the shops, Norway had never seen sales quite like it

Mogen Koch Safari Chairs

Mogen Koch’s ‘Safari Chair’

Mogens S. Koch, the son of the Danish designer of the same name, remembers his father pulling his Folding Chair, with its original canvas armrests, away from the fire at home for fear it would go up i...