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Noritsugu Oda ed.

Green Arrow
223 pages
Full colour photographs.

This book sums up what is unique about Danish furniture design, exploring the excellent craftsmanship, the complete understanding of the materials used, the functions of furniture in human life, the expression of beauty, respect for the creativity of the designer, and a dedication to quality of design and product.

From 1920-1970 the Danish design movement pioneered new techniques in the use of wood and promoted the education of craftsmen and designers. It was also instrumental in the importation of new types of wood for furniture and in holding national and international exhibitions. The comprehensive education given to furniture designers and the prizes offered for excellence in design both stimulated creativity and bestowed honour and status. All of these factors led to an unprecendented output of furniture and craft goods from a culture that values designs that create better ways of living for human beings.


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