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Finnish Design: A Concise History

Finnish Design: A Concise History

Pekka Korvenmaa

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In 1961 the V&A held the hugely popular exhibition Finlandia showcasing the best of Finland's applied art and design. Today, the V&A's collections continue to reflect the country's extraordinarily rich material culture, and this book presents a timely study of Finnish design from the late nineteenth century right up to the present day - complete with fully illustrated examples of contemporary design. Featuring iconic designers and brands such as Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Kaj Franck for Iittala and Marimekko, Finnish Design: A Concise History considers the impact of twentieth-century Finnish modernism in its wider historical context and looks at how a flourishing design culture in Finland has continued to play an integral part in the nation's economy, industry and national identity.

Pekka Korvenmaa is Professor of Design and Culture at the School of Design of University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has written numerous books and articles on the history of Finnish architecture and design.

Publisher
V&A
ISBN
9781851778126
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
352
Weight (kg)
1.5
Height (in)
6.97
Width (in)
8.62
Subject
Design
Published Date
06 / 10 / 2014

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