DACCSW hosted a Social Event at Museum of Fine Art, Houston on Jan. 17th 2013 6 pm. The evening will start with a tour of the exhibition followed by dinner at Cafe Express next door to the Museum. No registration necessary, entrees at the museum is free. Dinner at Cafe Express is not included.
Scandinavian Design, drawn from the MFAH collection of decorative arts, showcases furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s. The MFAH first acquired examples of modern Finnish glass in 1954, and in recent years the museum has built on this history by acquiring outstanding objects from architects, designers, and manufacturers such as Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, Poul Henningsen, Georg Jensen, Finn Juhl, Bruno Mathsson, Orrefors, Verner Panton, Timo Sarpaneva, and Tapio Wirkkala.
The objects created by designers active in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden during the 20th century embody a distinctive aesthetic typified by an emphasis on high-quality design distributed widely through mass production.