Designed by Bestor Architecture, an exhibition at LACMA showcases pleasing and pragmatic Scandinavian experimentation

Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980
Curated by: Bobbye Tigerman, Marilyn B. And Calvin B. Gross Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA and Monica Obniski, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Open through February 5

“Volvos are built so well,” a television commercial stated plainly in 1967 while luxuriating in the exterior finishes of a P122S “Amazon” model, “they’re driven an average of 11 years in Sweden.” The company had made a habit of conflating the superficial and pragmatic in their advertisements, and had apparently found great success in doing so,

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