A great deal of 1950s and 1960s design has passed the test of time extremely well and even grown to icon status. In the fifties, the Italians developed a style of their own whereas Scandinavian designers were inspired by plastic arts. The focal point, however, lay in the U.S.
1958 was a turning point. The sixties were the decade of popular culture. The streets and art were sources of inspiration. Exhibitions displayed designs by Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Rayx Eames, Eero Aarnio, Tapio Wirkkala, Gio Ponti, Harry Bertoia
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