Dear DWR Readers,

Nordic design… stumped? If so, you’re not alone. We know you love Nordic design, but you may not know exactly what it is. Is it Finn Juhl’s masterful organic shapes or Møller’s clean wooden lines? Is it the new approach from the design house Muuto? Over the next few weeks, you’ll discover that it is all of the above. Join us as we celebrate the freedom of thought expressed by the designers who kicked off this movement, as well as the passion for innovation that still exists from Nordic designers today.

IMG_7567a John Edelman shown in an iconic chair by Hans J. Wegner that's been updated in 24-karat gold. Is it in keeping with Nordic sensibilities or the antithesis of Danish design?

We want to make great design accessible and help you understand not only the object but also the people behind the shapes. Browse our website, visit our Studios and read our May catalog, and you’ll find examples of how classic design mixes beautifully with other things, for example, Hans J. Wegner’s Elbow Chair (1956) with Matthew Hilton’s Bridge Extension Table (2006). Read, learn and share our passion.

John Edelman
President and CEO