The Scandinavian design heritage is characterized by an ascetic seriousness. But how fun is it? Bo Madestrand takes help from the illustrator Nille Svensson and balances on the tightrope between good and bad taste. Is design allowed to be funny? “One thing seems certain – every reaction is met with a counter-reaction. For every minimalist chair by Jasper Morrison, we need a quirky accessory, like Philippe Starck’s Santa table for Kartell.” Read the full text in the new issue!