Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House

A typical mid-century kitchen featured red Spanish-style glazed tiles with burgundy fixtures.

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Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House explores the changing trends in Scandinavian interior design, from 1950-2000. Modernist design was of great interest to toy makers, who began to make dolls and doll’s houses that were dressed and furnished to reflect the trend. These toys were played with by children, but also kept as keepsakes by collectors.

Thus, the book has an innocent, childlike appeal that captures the spirit of Nordic life and demonstrates the influence of design on daily living.

‘Childlike in some ways, perversely voyeuristic in others, this book is a must for mid-century lovers and has the potential to be a cult classic,’ its editors say.

The book is available in Swedish and English. Available via Arvinius.

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