Et PLUS i norsk designhistorie. Brukskunstorganisasjonen PLUS 1958–1978

Exhibition catalogue
In collaboration with the Fredrikstad Museum
Editorial team: Steen Ory Bendtzen, Grethe Borges, Randi Gaustad and Marianne Yvenes
Contributors: Steen Ory Bendtzen, Randi Gaustad, Widar Halén, Wenche Anette Johannessen, Tone Rasch, Jan Romsaas and Tove M. Thøgersen
142 pages. Norwegian text with English summaries
ISBN 978-82-8154-032-3
Price: NOK 248

The year 2008 marked 50 years since the launch of the applied arts organisation PLUS in Fredrikstad. In the 1950s “Scandinavian Design” had become a trademark for Nordic applied arts, but Norway lagged behind the other Nordic countries. PLUS sought to change this. The catalogue presents the history of the organisation, its prime mover Per Tannum, the various workshops and many of the artists who worked there.