Inspiration for Norse Projects Summer 20 is derived from golden-age of Scandinavian design as captured by the publication, Mobilia. Page to page, Mobilia served as a source of visual discovery by providing a comprehensive understanding of nordic aesthetics during the 1950s and 60s. Published in Danish, Swedish, English, German and French, Mobilia inspired artists and designers worldwide across a full spectrum of practices from industrial design, textiles, furniture and architecture.
The periodical featured essays and articles by well-known Danish designers such as Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, and Arne Jacobsen. Visually speaking, Mobilia was famous for its fully illustrated editorials and eye-catching perfect bound covers. Past issues act as a time capsule to a time where craftsmanship and mass-production were not mutually exclusive, and over the past thirty years the magazine has garnered a cult-like status amongst design aficionados and collectors alike; a testament to the lasting dynamism of good design.