Northern lights – Scandinavian design in the mid-20th century

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Deborah Lambert

deborah_lambert_Deborah Lambert studied for her MA in the history of art at the Courtauld Institute and worked for many years as an academic director and lecturer for Christie’s Education. She appears regularly as a furniture specialist on The Antiques Roadshow.

The beginning of the new millennium witnessed a growing taste for clean lines and lack of clutter.  The influence of the great Scandinavian designers of the mid-20th century has been more significant for contemporary design than many people realise, not least through the success of IKEA.  Deborah London reviews those designers and the makers of the new ‘antiques’, who have pushed the boundaries in the use of design and materials – and with a lasting legacy.


The notes for this lecture are available here.


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