Danish Modern at Nordic Museum in Seattle

Egg chair and ottoman by Arne Jacobsen, designed in 1958.

The exhibit “Danish Modern: Design for Living” is showing at the Nordic Museum in Seattle on May 16 – August 31, 2014. The exhibit will highlight the unique furnishing designed and made in Denmark during the 1950s and 1960s, including furniture, table settings, light fixtures, home electronics, and even jewelry. Visitors will be introduced to the design aesthetics and the craftsmanship that are hallmarks of these pieces, and through photographs and interpretive text, examples of architecture and graphic design will also be incorporated.

The work of Hans Wegner (1914-2007) will be featured with one of his most popular designs: the Round Chair, later known simply as “the Chair” after it gained wide popularity in televised presidential debates between Kennedy and Nixon. The exhibition was produced by the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa. More info: www.nordicmuseum.org

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