Author: De Ren, Leo
Language: English/ French/ German/Flemish
Year Published: 1995
No. of pages: 48
Illustrations: 8 Color Illustrations. 20 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10 1/2”x 8 1/2”
ISBN: No ISBN
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Bios.
The Scandinavians are known as trendsetters in the design world. It was through the fortunate coexistence of art and industry that the aesthetic and functional design of decorative objects and appliances grew into an important export product. Design became the hallmark of the Scandinavian countries. This is certainly true of Finland, the home of the modern silverware featured in this exhibition. In 1976 the Sterckshof Museum turned the spotlight on Finnish crafts and design and the exhibition provided a good overview of design from the sixties and seventies but it did not touch on precious metals. That is why this time the Silver Centre decided to concentrate on Finnish silver designed by four leading artist-designers in the second half of this century.