Edited by Olaf Thormann and Sabine Epple, and released by Arnoldsche Art Publishers the text is published in German and English. Made in Denmark - Design Since 1900 features Georg Jensen, Verner Panton, Nanna Ditzel, Henning Koppel and Arne Jacobsen to name but a few of Denmark’s design heroes. 

With a 120-year review of design history, the book reveals how the Danish design success story began as far back as the late nineteenth century.

Included in the published collection are iconic design classics, the PH Artichoke pendant lamp, the Panton Chair and contemporary ceramics. Introductory texts position the items in the Grassimuseum collection in a historical design context. Biographies and summaries for the 180 designers, workshops and manufacturers feature in the appendix.

Since the late nineteenth century the Grassimuseum has been collecting Danish objects and artworks. The collection now includes over 900 objects.

When the museum opened in 1874 the first pieces in the Danish collection, vases made at the P.Ipsens Enke factory in Copenhagen, were acquired in anticipation at the Vienna World’s Fair. Today the collection includes objects designed as recently as this year.

Made in Denmark is available from various booksellers.

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