Ursa Major

Nov 12 - Jan 15

URSA MAJOR
Scandinavian Modernism
NOVEMBER 2010

The current show at Jacksons Berlin focuses on mid-century modernist designs, representing funktionalism and innovation in design and craftmanship.

Scandinavian modernism emerged in the 1930s but its growth was interrupted by Europe’s economic decline and World War II, only to reach new heights in the 1950s and 60s. Scandinavian modernism continues to influence design trends to this day, represented by its combination of functionality and sleek forms. A hundred years have passed since the beginning of the modern movement and our culture still continues to define itself by it.

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No. 4695. Paul Gadegaard Painting. Oil on canvas. Signed front and back, dated 1949.
No. 5439. `Martingala´Chair. Original wool textile, metal legs. Designed in 1953.
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No. 6727. Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix Chairs in leather.
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No. 5440. Gigantic Ring Chandelier. Brass and opal glass. Adjustable drop. Attr to Vilhelm Lauritzen.