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The Resource Design by Ikea : a cultural history, by Sara Kristoffersson ; translated by William Jewson

Design by Ikea : a cultural history, by Sara Kristoffersson ; translated by William Jewson

Label
Design by Ikea : a cultural history
Title
Design by Ikea
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
by Sara Kristoffersson ; translated by William Jewson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Sara Kristoffersson's compelling study provides the first sustained critical history of IKEA. Kristoffersson argues that the company's commercial success has been founded on a neat alignment of the brand with a particular image of Swedish national identity - one that is bound up with ideas of social democracy and egalitarianism - and its material expression in a pared-down, functional design aesthetic. Employing slogans such as "Design for everyone" and "Democratic design", IKEA signals a rejection of the stuffy, the 'chintzy', and the traditional in both design practices and social structures. Drawing on original research in the IKEA company archive and interviews with IKEA personnel, Design by IKEA traces IKEA's symbolic connection to Sweden, through its design output and its promotional materials, to examine how the company both promoted and profited from the concept of Scandinavian Design
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kristoffersson, Sara
Dewey number
381/.4568410065485
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
LC call number
HD9773.S84
LC item number
I45513 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ikea (Firm)
  • Furniture industry and trade
  • Furniture design
  • Ikea (Firm)
  • IKEA
  • Furniture design
  • History of art & design styles: from c 1900
  • Product design
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Furniture design
  • Furniture industry and trade
  • Sweden
  • Möbel
Label
Design by Ikea : a cultural history, by Sara Kristoffersson ; translated by William Jewson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CONFIGURING IKEA; A furniture company's history and legitimacy; Facts and fi ctions; The self-image in a landscape of manuals; Notes; ONCE UPON A TIME; The story of IKEA; The 'IKEA Way': what and how to do it; I'm your man; Different ways of narrating IKEA; 'Not for the rich. But for the wise'; Robin Hood of the furniture industry: from the high street to the Masses; Notes; SWEDISH STORIES AND DESIGN; Blue and yellow linguistics; The nature-loving Swedes and the thrifty people of Småland; Welfare and the welfare state Beauty for all; Swedish modern and Scandinavian design; House styles and Swedish collections; Images on the global arena; From copycat to master of style; Notes; SWEDEN DESIGNED BY IKEA; The brand state; Brand Sweden; Sweden loves IKEA; Notes; COUNTER-NARRATIVES; From social role model to brand; Beyond the blond; Old wine in new bottles; IKEA in the limelight; The socially responsible corporation; Notes; DEMOCRACY FOR SALE; The best story wins; Seductive interiors
Control code
891589750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472587374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
gobi
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891589750
Label
Design by Ikea : a cultural history, by Sara Kristoffersson ; translated by William Jewson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
CONFIGURING IKEA; A furniture company's history and legitimacy; Facts and fi ctions; The self-image in a landscape of manuals; Notes; ONCE UPON A TIME; The story of IKEA; The 'IKEA Way': what and how to do it; I'm your man; Different ways of narrating IKEA; 'Not for the rich. But for the wise'; Robin Hood of the furniture industry: from the high street to the Masses; Notes; SWEDISH STORIES AND DESIGN; Blue and yellow linguistics; The nature-loving Swedes and the thrifty people of Småland; Welfare and the welfare state Beauty for all; Swedish modern and Scandinavian design; House styles and Swedish collections; Images on the global arena; From copycat to master of style; Notes; SWEDEN DESIGNED BY IKEA; The brand state; Brand Sweden; Sweden loves IKEA; Notes; COUNTER-NARRATIVES; From social role model to brand; Beyond the blond; Old wine in new bottles; IKEA in the limelight; The socially responsible corporation; Notes; DEMOCRACY FOR SALE; The best story wins; Seductive interiors
Control code
891589750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472587374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
gobi
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891589750

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