Nordic Cool: Modernist Design From The Ngv Collection

For many, the streamlined aesthetic of Scandinavian design, with its functional but humanist qualities and truth to materials, epitomises twentieth century modernism.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 28 February 2015 to Thursday 31 December 2015

Nordic Cool: Modernist Design
From The Ngv Collection image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Thursday 25 September 2014.
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Drawing on the NGV’s rich collection of Nordic design, much of which was acquired in 1952 by the Felton Bequest, this exhibition celebrates an iconic organic aesthetic that is arguably defined by the principles of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, from the early twentieth century. The exhibition looks at the period of the 1920s to 1960s and will showcase leading manufacturers and their designers, encompassing ceramics, glass, silver, furniture, textiles and lighting.