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'60s design: “I really like the the Panton chair, and the huge fiberglass table by Joe Columbo. It’s an aesthetic that influenced me, but in combination with my Nordic roots. A lot of people view Scandinavian design as being minimalistic, but I don’t think that’s fair. If you look at the work of Jacobsen and some of the Swedish industrial designers, like Sixten Sason, there’s a whole strain of Scandinavian design that’s been a bit forgotten. We made pretty organic things — it wasn’t always about minimalistic wood and metal.” Above: Verner Panton’s eponymous chair