Scandinavian modern design

Weaving Outside the Lines


Active from the 1940s through the 1980s, Finnish artist Eva Anttila famously wove, or had a hand in weaving, every tapestry that bears her name. With pieces now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, her work is considered an enduring expression of the “artist weaver” concept.
Eva Anttila, Bauhaus, Arttu Brummer, Scandinavian modern design

The Father of Swedish Modern Design


When I think of modern design, a joyful outburst of color and pattern is not what springs to mind. Instead, I imagine an all-white room decorated with highly functional, minimalist chairs and couches. Everything is simple and streamlined, in sharp, crisp lines and primary colors.
Scandinavian modern design, Josef Frank, Svenkst Tenn