Ursa Major

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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 craftsmanship.


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.