Nordic Design for Children at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Nordic Design for Children at the V&A Museum of Childhood

LONDON, To do

The most influential Nordic designs for children of the 20th century have been brought together for the first time ever in this exciting new exhibition.

The V&A Museum of Childhood has amassed a collection of everything from the Moomins to LEGO for Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today.

Divided into four main sections, the space explores Nordic Values, Design for Living, Creative Freedom and Eco Innovations. Each section highlighting iconic related products from the era, or moments of social reform that has influenced changes in family life and design innovation as a result.

A little bit of hygge in our capital!

And you should not miss out on this exciting new installation that is sure to capture the hearts, minds, and imaginations of your little ones. Why not go for a visit during half term this week?

Explore the Nordic designs that changed childhoods with brands such as Lego, Brio, Marimekko, Baby Bjorn, Helly Hansen, Ikea and the Moomins.
Hygge might be a new thing, but Scandinavian style has been majorly influencing childhoods for centuries.

Nordic Design for Children at the V&A Museum of Childhood

This exhibition is celebrating the creative freedom of children.
The exhibition was inspired by The Century of the Child, a groundbreaking book by Swedish social theorist, Ellen Key. Key hypothesized that children would become the centre of adults attention by the 20th century.  And her ideas about how to foster creativity and education in children subsequently permeated the world of Nordic design.

Bringing Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today to London has been an international collaborative effort. Between the Museum Vandalorum in Sweden, the Designmuseum in Denmark, and the Design Museum in Helsinki.

 

Nordic Design for Children, V&A Museum of Childhood
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd
London, E2 9PA

30 Mar 18 – 02 Sep 18
10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

 

All images: V&A Museum Of Childhood

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