As countries around the world mark 100 years of a design icon – the legendary
Fans in Sweden can visit a new exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm until April 12.
The exhibit, titled A 100-Year-Old Designer Classic: The Swedish History of the
The exhibition has been set up by the museum in close collaboration with
Originally from Surte in Västergötland county, Samuelsson emigrated to the United States where he joined the Root Glass Company, in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1915, just a few years after his move to the U.S, Root Glass entered a national competition set by The
The following year, the bottle went into production in Terre Haute. The rest is history, with the unique shape, featuring contoured, fluid curves, becoming the world’s most successful-ever product design. Its iconic status was assured when it began to inspire some of the world’s most famous artists, musicians and designers. The surrealist Salvador Dalí used the bottle in “Poetry of America” in 1943 and the father of pop art, Andy Warhol, created his iconic
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