Nordic Craft and Design

July 6, 2018  -  November 10, 2019

Free Admission

Highlighting the superb quality and creativity inherent in design from the region.

Showcasing furniture, fashion, lighting, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery, Nordic Craft and Design highlights the superb quality and creativity inherent in design from the region and features pieces from 1930 to the present day. Designers and crafts people from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be represented, as well as other makers who are inspired by Nordic design.

Manchester Art Gallery’s collection will be complemented with national and international loans. Iconic pieces by Alvar AaltoTapio WirkkalaArne Jacobson and Vuokko Nurmesniemi, will sit alongside contemporary pieces by Mathias BengtssonAnu PenttinenPeter Jensen and Henrik Vibskov. The thematic approach will investigate similarities and differences in approaches across different media and countries, while highlighting the unifying philosophy of good design to enhance quality of life.

This exhibition was made possible with a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial research Grant from Art Fund. Realised with the support of Tamares Real Estate and Zabludowicz Collection. Supported by the Norwegian Embassy London.