Mats Linder

Norwegian Design and Crafts A to Z

Norwegian Design and Crafts is the most comprehensive book exclusively about Norwegian designers, artists and manufactures from the late 19th Century until present day. Each designer and company is accompanied with a biographical introduction, and why it has earned its place in a canon. The book is illustrated throughout.

Mats Linder

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Mats Linder (1970) have his education in fine arts from Kunstakademiet i Trondheim in Norway. Since 2001/2002 he have been a freelance writer for the collector and antiques magazine Samler & Antikkbørsen. There he have been written more than 100 articles on design and arts and crafts. Mostly about the period from 1890 til 1980. Since 2019 Linder also write articles for OBOS-bladet.

In 2011 Linder wrote a book on Norwegian furniture design (Norske Designmøbler 1940–1975), published by Samler & Antikkbørsen. He also initiated the exhibition Norwegian Icons, that was a collaboration between Blomqvist Kunsthandel and Fuglen. He also wrote the exhibition catalogues to the Norwegian Icons exhibitions in Oslo, Tokyo and New York.

In 2016 Linder launched the website He also started to write for the national Norwegian encyclopedia Store norske leksikon ( The same year he established the publishing company Form Forlag with some friends.

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Edited November 13, 2020 by Solum Bokvennen