What is good design? According to many Danish Mid-century modern designers, inherent qualities of good design include utility, craftsmanship, beauty, and the quality of materials.
The Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota’s latest exhibit, “ Danish Modern: Design for Living,” showcases these masters of modern design, displaying works by Arne Jacobson, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Jens Risom, Helge Sibast, Søren Georg Jensen, as well as Dansk housewares and decorative housewares by Bjørn Wiinblad.
The exhibit kicks off Friday, January 31, with an opening party from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery located in McNeal Hall. While you’re there, enjoy tunes from Danish folk band, Ballade.
Also, be sure to save the date on Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m. for “ Designing the Beautifully Useful: A Panel Discussion on Scandinavian Modern Design ” at 33 McNeal Hall. The event, free and open to the public, will include Laurann Gilbertson from the Vesterheim Norweigian-American Museum, Curt Pederson from the American Swedish Institute, and Tova Brandt from the Museum of Danish America.
Hope to see you there!
What: Danish Modern: Design for Living
Where: Goldstein Museum of Design
Galley 241, McNeal Hall
When: February 1-April 27, 2014
Opening party: Friday, January 31, 6-8 p.m.
Panel discussion: Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m.