SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN. Ulf Hård af Segerstad: NORDISK BRUGSKUNST. Copenhagen: Glydendal [ske] Boghandel, 1961.

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Ulf Hård af Segerstad

Ulf Hård af Segerstad: NORDISK BRUGSKUNST. Copenhagen: Glydendal [ske] Boghandel, 1961. First edition—printed in Stockholm by Nordisk Rotogravyr. Text in Danish Quarto. Black paper covered boards embossed and decorated in gold. Photo illustrated dust jacket. 130 pp. 30 color illustrations and 58 black and white illustrations. Jacket rear panel lightly rubbed and spotted with a small closed tear at spine crown.  A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

6.25 x 8.25 hardcover book with 130 pages and 30 color illustrations and 58 black and white  illustrations. Includes an Index of Producers and Designers. From the first chapter: “Industrial art is to Scandinavia what painting is to France, music to Germany and the Alps to Switzerland. Silver from Denmark, “Rya” rugs from Finland, enamelware from Norway and glass vases from Sweden—these are but a few of the things considered particularly typical of the Scandinavian countries.”

Producers and Designers include Börje Rajalin, Kalevala Koru, Olavi Hänninen, Huonekaluliike Mikko Nupponen, Richard Duborgh, Gertrud Vasegaard, Bing and Grendhal, Lisa Lason, Gustavsberg, Axel Salto, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, Erik Plöen, Marianne Westman, Rörstrand, Stig Lindberg, Rolf Hansen,  Dagny and Finn Hald, Signe Persson, Saxbo, Christian Poulsen, Nathalie Krebs, Eva Staehr-Nielsen, Karin Björquist, Ulla Procopé, Kaarina Aho, Wärtsila-Arabia, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Francesca Lindh, Andersson & Johansson, Ingrid and Erich Tiller, Toini Muona, Monica Bratt, Reijmyre, Göran Hongell, Karhula-littala, Sven Palmqvist, Orrefors, Aage Helbig Hansen, Kastrup, Nils Landberg, Ingeborg Lundin, Erik Höglund, Boda, Arne Jon Jutrem, Jacob E. Bang, Per Lütken, Holmegaard, Kosta, Mona Morales-Schildt, Vicke Lindstrand, Kaj Franck, Wärtsila-Notsjö, Timo Sarpaneva, Saara Hopea, Alice Lund, Lise Plum, Lis Ahlmann, Stobo, Almedahl, Kirsti Ilvessalo, Annelise Kundtson, Røros Tweed, Mons Omvik, Arne Jon Jutrem, Printex, Dora Jung, Sigrun Berg, Greta Lein, Ulla Tollerz, Mölnlycke, Eva Anttila, Thorvald Moseid, Universal Steel, Georg Jensen, Tostrup, Gense, Bertel Gardberg, Henning Koppel, Ake Strömdahl, Sigurd Persson, Grete Korsmo, Orno, Yki Nummi, Astrid Sape, Nordiska Kompaniet, Antti Nurmesniemi, Hans Wegner, Johannes Hansen, Mogens Koch, Rud, Carl-Axel Acking, Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Askon Tehtaat,  Metsovaara, Kaj Franck, Finn Juhl, Karl-Erik Ekselius, J. O. Carlsson, Rastad and Relling, Bahus Eftfl, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Børge Mogensen, Karl Andersson and Sons, Le Klint, Bruno Matthson, Alvar Aalto, Artek, Orno, Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen, Hans Bergström, and Ateljé Lyktan among others.

From the publishers: More beautiful things for everyday use — this is the motto of those who produce “the things around us” in the four Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The home and its furnishings have always held a central position in the lives of the Scandinavian people. A centuries old tradition of fine craftsmanship combined with modern technology is chiefly responsible for the unique Scandinavian style, combining practical utility and beauty of form, qualities that have attracted the attention and won the praise of the whole world.

“Scandinavian Design” is the first book in English to present a completely up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive survey of the applied arts of the northern countries. The lucid and informative commentary covers all the exciting aspects of design in Scandinavia. Included here are brilliant sketches of the artists and artisans and manufacturers. This beautifully produced book, with many superb illustrations in colour and black and white is for everyone — student and layman alike — interested in the modern applied arts of Scandinavia.