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    Brio

    BRIO (BRÖDERNA IVARSSON I OSBY) The BRIO company is located in Osby, Skåne. It was founded by the Ivarsson brothers’ father Ivar Bengtsson in 1884, and he made it over to his three sons in 1908. In connection with the transfer, the firm acquired the name of BRöderna Ivarsson Osby, since abbreviated to BRIO. BRIO [...]

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    Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House

    Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House takes the reader through the changing trends in Scandinavian interior design, from 1950–2000. The book captures the Nordic way of life that has influenced interior design throughout the world. Childlike in some ways, perversely voyeuristic in others, this book is a must for mid-century lovers and has the potential [...]

THE BOOK

Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House takes the reader through the changing trends in Scandinavian interior design, from 1950–2000. The book captures the Nordic way that has influenced interior design throughout the world. Perversely voyeuristic in others, this book is a must for mid-century lovers and has the potential to be a cult classic.

THE AUTHORS

Yvette Wadsted is a textile artist who attended Konstfack (the Swedish University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in the 60s, and whose work is represented in a number of government buildings. She is interested in miniatures, antique dolls, bric-a-brac, old textiles and, not least, gardening.
Ulf Beckman (1944–2010) was a journalist and author and for 15 years Chief Editor of the journal Form, previous to which he helped found the Swedish home furnishing magazine Sköna Hem.

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LUNDBY AND LERRO

LUNDBY AND LERRO In 1949, aged 23, Per-Hugo Börnfelt began producing modern doll’s house furniture in the basement of his parents’ home in Lerum, on the outskirts of Gothenburg. His idea was to make furniture exactly resembling Swedish and Scandinavian homes at the time, and it was adapted to the scale of the dolls’ houses [...]

Scandinavian_Design

Brio

BRIO (BRÖDERNA IVARSSON I OSBY) The BRIO company is located in Osby, Skåne. It was founded by the Ivarsson brothers’ father Ivar Bengtsson in 1884, and he made it over to his three sons in 1908. In connection with the transfer, the firm acquired the name of BRöderna Ivarsson Osby, since abbreviated to BRIO. BRIO [...]

furniture warehouse

Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House

Scandinavian Design in the Doll’s House takes the reader through the changing trends in Scandinavian interior design, from 1950–2000. The book captures the Nordic way of life that has influenced interior design throughout the world. Childlike in some ways, perversely voyeuristic in others, this book is a must for mid-century lovers and has the potential [...]