Edited by Kerstin Wickman, Cecilia Widenheim, Julia Björnberg
Texts by Kerstin Wickman, Anna Johansson, Cecilia Widenheim
Design by VarvVarv
2016, English, Swedish, softcover
175 pages, 18 x 23 cm
Oomph is a book about the women who brought about a revolution in Swedish kitchens, linen closets and living rooms, and in the country's textile and fashion industries. After the Second World War, new manufacturing opportunities emerged: new customs demanded new designs and materials. Many women designers were also responding to an increasingly acute housing crisis, and questioned the way homes were traditionally designed. Although many doors still remained closed to women designers, their work in glass, textiles, and ceramics, and their radical ideas about the future of domestic life put Sweden on the international design map in the middle of the twentieth century.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Oomph at the Malmö Art Museum in 2016.