Archetypes – Essential Works of Danish Design

From 1940-80, a group of Danish architects and designers created a series of mass-produced objects that have the quality of archetypes: basic equipment for daily life reduced to their essential and timeless forms. Created at the intersection of craft tradition and industrial production, these items of furniture, lighting, cookware and tableware remain absolutely relevant and a number of them are still in production.

A decade in the making, ‘Archetypes‘ offers the reader illuminating and richly illustrated profiles of twenty-one extraordinary designs that are emblematic of Danish material culture: modest, ethical and sustainable. Chapters on each archetype include biographical information on the designer.

  • Archetypes – Essential Works of Danish Design
  • By Michael Sheridan
  • Published: November 2024
  • Indbundet
  • Graphic design: Michael Jensen
  • Pages: 368
  • ISBN: 978-87-94102-88-9
  • Edition/impression: 1/1
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