The Flame Of Functionalism

The Flame Of Functionalism

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Celebrating the spirit of the 1930s, when Scandinavian design first gained wide acclaim, this film juxtaposes period movie clips and documentary footage with images of a wide range of Finnish architecture, interior design and furnishings by Rivel and many others. It explores the idealistic, even naiive ideology of the day, with its faith in the 'light, health and efficiency' of Functionalism (or funkkis, as the Finns call it), and in 'optimism with pragmatism.' The film also charts the continued influence of the epoch in the 'new functionalism' of design today. Credits Writers: Kaisa Blomstedt: Mikael Merenmies Also available in Finnish
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Blomstedt, Kaisa
Kanopy (Firm)


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