Things We Love: Nordic Cool At Ngv

Scandinavian design has long been renowned for its functional qualities and truth to materials. From the 28th February, some of the finest works of modernist Scandinavian design from the National Gallery of Victoria‘s collection will be on display at the Nordic Cool exhibition.

Leading designers from the 1920s to the 1960s are showcased, many of whom continue to influence design today in Scandinavia and around the world – Georg Jensen, Fritz Hansen and Marimekko, to name but a few. The exhibition explores the relationship between exquisite form and function across a range of design practices including ceramics, glass, silver, furniture, textiles and lighting.

Georg Jensen designer and earlier pioneer of functionalism in design, Henning Koppel, regarded his designs as sculptures: “I believe that any object first and foremost should be beautiful. To make a thing functional and practical is not as difficult as some may want you to believe. It is actually the easiest part”.

We love having the chance to see this area of the Gallery’s collection, and we follow that same design philosophy in all of our work. Modscape’s combination of prefabricated design technology and experience enables us to create prefabricated homes that are both beautiful and functional.