How to Bring Home the Whimsical Look of This Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition

This art exhibit might inspire you to bring some new products home.

BREW CITY’S BUZZIEST spring exhibition, “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” was scheduled to open at the Milwaukee Art Museum on May 15. With its clean lines and whimsical touches, Scandi style feels as fresh today as it ever did.

Bring the look home with these products.



1. J52B Chair by Børge Mogensen

$590-$800 at Cream City Restoration, 201 N. Water St.

Photo courtesy of Cream City Restoration

2. Marimekko Kukka Notecards by Marimekko

$17 at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave.

Photo courtesy of Boswell Books

3. PH5 Pendant Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting

$996 at Design Within Reach, 167 N. Broadway

Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach

4. Sunburst in Pink by Jessica Jones

$40 for a sheet of wallpaper at Chasing Paper

Photo courtesy of Chasing Paper

5. Ryytimaa Kitchen Towel by Lapuan Kankurit

$18 at Olson House, 4326 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood

Photo courtesy of Olson House

6. Godtagbar Vase by Jennifer Idrizi

$6 at Ikea, 7500 S. Ikea Way, Oak Creek

Photo courtesy of IKEA

7. Scandinavian Design & the United States, 1890- 1980 by Bobbye Tigerman and Monica Obniski

$65 at the Milwaukee Art Museum Store, 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s May issue. 

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.