‘Nordic Living’ Seminar at Designjunction, London Design Festival 2014
The panel will consist of Scandinavian-born designers will be exploring how design and culture united to create a distinctive Nordic home, combining beauty, simplicity and utility. Twentieth century greats such as Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen were instrumental in designing and defining this new aesthetic; we discuss their ideas, their legacy and their worldwide influence. What are the preconceptions about Scandinavian home life? Have we created clichés? And what is the reality? Come away with a new and authentic perspective on one of the great modern design movements.
Signe Sorensen, Danish-born fashion designer and dealer in mid-century Scandinavian furniture
Staffan Tollgard, Swedish-born interior designer
Alex Hellum, Norwegian-born furniture designer
Kate Burnett, design journalist, editor and publisher, founder of ‘Studio’ and ‘The Schemer’.
Designjunction, The Sorting office, 21-31 New Oxford Street. WC1A 1BA