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Kristoffersson, SaraORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1183-1403
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Kristoffersson, S. (2019). A brand for everyone. In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019. Paper presented at Konstfack Research Week, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019 (pp. 13). Stockholm: Konstfack
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2019 (English)In: Konstfack Research Week: 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019, Stockholm: Konstfack , 2019, p. 13-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

“Let us reform society. No, let us reform the entire world. Down with the tyranny of luxury goods. We are a moral world.”

In the early 1970s the Swedish Co-operative Union (KF) insisted that there should be a war on loss leaders, branded products and market trends, and launched a series of basic clothing and furniture. The use of the term “basic” was no accident. The word signals the very opposite of vanity and excess, suggesting items that are anonymous and timeless, freed from the dictates of short-lived trends.

This presentation describes the main parameters of an ongoing research project in which the overall aim is to study the Swedish Co-operative Union’s ambition of breaking down the traditional rules of the market economy. Through campaigns focusing on basic design in the fields of clothing, furniture and food, the co-operative movement sought to return to its classical ideology. Aesthetics were central in this context and the project seeks to explain how the campaigns were formulated and visualized.

The ideologically profiled initiatives proved to be KF’s death throes. The notion of thrift was totally contrary to the consumer culture of the 1980s and the new market conditions. By tracing the end of KF’s heyday, a subject that has not hitherto been the subject of research, it will also be possible to shed light on more general social developments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstfack, 2019
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6688 (URN)978-91-85549-42-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Konstfack Research Week, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2019
Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2019). A brand for everyone. In: Guy Julier (Ed.), Design culture: Objects and approaches (pp. 71-82). London: Bloomsbury Academic
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2019 (English)In: Design culture: Objects and approaches / [ed] Guy Julier, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, p. 71-82Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
National Category
Design
Research subject
Humaniora
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6691 (URN)10.5040/9781474289856.0012 (DOI)9781474289849 (ISBN)1474289843 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2019). Reflektioner kring demokratisk design / Reflections on democratic design. In: Unmaking democratic design: (pp. 46-56). Göteborg: Röhsska museet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflektioner kring demokratisk design / Reflections on democratic design
2019 (Swedish)In: Unmaking democratic design, Göteborg: Röhsska museet , 2019, p. 46-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Röhsska museet, 2019
National Category
Design
Research subject
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6690 (URN)
Note

Parallelltext på svenska och engelska

Available from: 2019-03-04 Created: 2019-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2019). The HI-group and the Return to Craft: Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1960–1966 [Review]. Journal of Design History, 32(2), 217-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The HI-group and the Return to Craft: Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1960–1966
2019 (English)In: Journal of Design History, ISSN 0952-4649, E-ISSN 1741-7279, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 217-218Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6818 (URN)10.1093/jdh/epz017 (DOI)
Note

Review of "HI-gruppen och hantverkets återkomst : svenska möbler och inredningar 1960-1966 / The HI-group and the return of craft : Swedish furniture and interiors" by Johan Örn,  ArkDes/Carlsson Bokförlag,  2017. ISBN: 9789173318365.

Available from: 2019-06-03 Created: 2019-06-03 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). Bokstavens form spelar roll, typ. Dagens nyheter (3 januari)
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2018 (Swedish)In: Dagens nyheter, no 3 januariArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dagens nyheter, 2018
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6531 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). Det var en gång. In: Susanne Eriksson (Ed.), Design Stories: . Stockholm: Nationalmuseum
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2018 (Swedish)In: Design Stories / [ed] Susanne Eriksson, Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2018
Keywords
storytelling, storytelling
National Category
History and Archaeology Arts
Research subject
Humaniora; Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6591 (URN)978-91-7100-889-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). Ikea: Massproduced National Design Identity. In: Stuart Walker, Martyn Evans, Tom Cassidy, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Jeyon Jung (Ed.), Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices. London: Bloomsbury Academic
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2018 (English)In: Design Roots: Culturally Significant Designs, Products and Practices / [ed] Stuart Walker, Martyn Evans, Tom Cassidy, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Jeyon Jung, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
Keywords
culture studies, design history, ikea, designhistoria, kulturstudier
National Category
Cultural Studies Design
Research subject
Humaniora; Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6208 (URN)9781474241793 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). Ingvar Kamprads ande fortsätter sväva över Ikea. Dagens nyheter (29 januari)
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2018 (Swedish)In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 29 januariArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dagens nyheter, 2018
Keywords
ikea, designhistoria, kulturstudier
National Category
Design Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6548 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). Lena Christina Larsson. In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon: . Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet
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2018 (English)In: Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2018
Keywords
kvinnohistoria
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humaniora
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6210 (URN)978-91-639-7594-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
Kristoffersson, S. (2018). När facklan blev en blåsippa. Dagens nyheter (4 september)
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2018 (Swedish)In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 4 septemberArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dagens nyheter, 2018
Keywords
partisymboler
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-6550 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved
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