2 June – 7 October 2018
MADE IN DENMARK
Design since 1900
Danish design is inextricably linked to the famous design icons of the twentieth century. Danish designers from Kaare Klint, to Arne Jacobsen and Verner Panton have shaped the product and housing culture of entire Generations - especially in the second half of the twentieth century. The fact that this era was preceded by equally important designers, artisans and internationally respected tendencies is rarely discussed. But it is precisely the Skønvirke, the name of the Danish expression of the Art Nouveau, which created the basis for modern Danish design. The outstanding representatives of this style, Thorvald Bindesbøll and Johan Rohde, are therefore given special attention. The view of the tendencies in Art Déco and Functionalism is also exciting. At the latest, however, after 1945, "Made in Denmark" has established itself as an international trademark.
Danish, and, in the broader sense, Scandinavian design has been exemplary since then and is still the epitome and expression of a timeless yet modern life style. The exhibition is based exclusively on its own stock and is supplemented by the jewelry collection Schwandt. This can be seen with jewelry of renowned jewelry designers who complete the picture and still throw their own spotlight on the Danish jewelry development of the 20th century.