Tobias Hoffmann, Bröhan-Museum Berlin (ed.)


The Response to the Bauhaus


304 pp.
22 x 26 cm, 219 ills, hardcover
German / English

US$85,00 incl. VAT

Exhibition: Bröhan-Museum, Berlin (DE), 24.10.2019–1.3.2020
ISBN 978-3-89790-582-5 Categories: ,


Nordic Design deals with the reaction of the Nordic countries to the Bauhaus and German Modernism. – At the end of the 1920s, a new design became successful in all Nordic countries. The singular Finnish living conditions influenced the new formal language, as did the postulate formulated in Sweden: “Beauty for all” or the Danish preference for craftsmanship.
The respective characteristics of the Nordic countries give rise to a very independent interpretation of functionalism. The focus was not on the avant-garde design, as often occurs in Germany, but on the tailor-made solution for a particular task. In this way, Scandinavian functionalism succeeds in becoming the identity-giving constant of the Nordic nations.


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