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Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design in the Twentieth Century Deborah Lambert Wednesday 21 March 2018

The beginning of the new millennium has witnessed a growing taste for clean lines and lack of clutter which has stimulated interest in 20th century design. With many of us visiting Ikea on a regular basis, the influence of the great Scandinavian designers of the mid-20th century has had more of an impact on contemporary design than most people realize. Some of the most important designers whose influence remains extraordinarily strong were Scandinavian, such as Alvar Aalto from Finland, Henning Koppel, working for Georg Jensen, and Arne Jacobsen from Denmark or Orrefors glass from Sweden. These were designers and makers of the new ‘antiques’, pushing the boundaries in the use of design and materials and with a lasting legacy. 

Deborah Lambert was formerly Curator of the Schroder Collection, a private art collection. She studied for her MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and worked for many years as an academic director and lecturer for Christie's Education. Appears regularly as a furniture specialist on the Antiques Roadshow.

New York Cutlery - designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen in 1963.