University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Danish Modern: Design for Living


February 1 - Aprial 27, 2014




Danish Modern is being rediscovered by consumers who appreciate the design values that are hallmarks of this style: utility, beauty, craftsmanship, and attention to the inherent qualities of materials.

Danish Modern: Design For Living illustrates a design success story that continues today. This distinctive style seamlessly combined elements of early 20th century Modernism with Danish values for nature and handcraft associated with the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. Its distinctly Danish aesthetic was rooted in the country’s centuries-old woodworking traditions. After World War II, America became a major market for these designs, attracted by the unornamented curvilinear shapes and moderate scale of Danish Modern furniture.

Organized by the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, this exhibition features beautiful furniture designs by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Jens Risom, Helge Sibast, Soren Georg Jensen, as well as Dansk housewares and decorative ceramics of Bjørn Wiinblad. Included in the exhibition are objects from museums such as the Goldstein Museum of Design and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, plus the Danish American Center and private collectors.

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