Sweden

Designing Media: Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Ana Rosling Rönnlund


One of 31 video segments featured in 'Designing Media', the new book, DVD and website by Bill Moggridge. More info on 'Designing Media' available at http://www.designing-media.com
cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, National Design Museum, Bill Moggridge, designing media MIT press, design, Hans, Ola Rosling, Ana Rosling Rönnlund, Rosling, Sweden, Africa, Gapminder Foundation

Scandinavian Modern 1880–1980


A landmark retrospective of design from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Over 330 examples of ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture, and textiles were selected from private and public collections in Scandinavia and the United States, documenting the continuity and changes that distinguish the Scandinavian tradition in design and the decorative arts. Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, Marimekko, Hans Wagner, Georg Jensen, and Gustavsberg are among the designers whose skill and sophistication are on display.
Scandinavia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, ceramics, Glass, metalwork, furniture, textiles, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349997

The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver


The exhibition was organized by the National Museum in Stockholm and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The eighty examples of Swedish handmade silver on display date from the 16th century to the present and include tea services, vases, and tableware.
Sweden, silver, tea service, decorative objects, tableware, exhibitions

Versailles: The View from Sweden


An exhibition of 110 French architectural drawings on loan from Stockholm's National Museum, Royal Palace, and Vasa Museum. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Swedish architects Nicodemus Tessin (1654-1728), David Cronström (1655-1719), and Carl Gustaf Tessin (1695-1770), assiduously collected original studies for the gardens and buildings of Versailles during trips to France. 
Sweden, France, Architecture, architectural drawings, exhibitions

Designboost at Cooper-Hewitt


Back in February, I blogged about the Designboost Web site, likening it to a periodic table of design knowledge. This time, Peer Eriksson and David Carlson were here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to run the first BoostEvent in the United States.
DesignBoost, web site, event, Design beyond Design, collaboration, Material Connexion, Sweden, PrimePR, discussion, innovation