Canadian housing and design: the Scandinavian influence

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Canadian housing and design: the Scandinavian influence

Scandinavian design has been established in Canada for 70 years, and its aesthetic influence continues today.

Produced by the Gardiner Museum and organised by Rachel Gotlieb and Michael Prokopow, the exhibition ‘True Nordic: How Influenced Scandinavia design in Canada' explores more than seven decades of aesthetic influence in Canadian craft culture. Its pervasive influence is felt in furniture, ceramics, textiles, metallurgy, and glassware.

Nordic design spread quickly from the upper classes—via art galleries and magazines—to the general public, due to the heavy Scandinavian artisan immigration to Canada in the 1930s; soon after, ‘Danish modern' was found in the catalogues of local manufacturers, and it still strongly resonates today in Canadian manufacturing.

« True Nordic : How Scandinavia influenced design in Canada ? »
Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park
Toronto ON M5S 2C7

From 13 October 2016 to 8 January 2017

15 CAD

Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays until 9:00 p.m.
Weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.